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LSP Resources

Selection of Current Publications in the LSP Field


Gollin-Kies, Sandra, David Hall, and Stephen Moore. Language for specific purposes. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Humbley, John, Gerhard Budin, and Christer Laurén. Language for Special Purposes: An International Handbook. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Mouton, 2018.

King Ramírez, Carmen, and Barbara Lafford. Transferable Skills for the 21st Century. Preparing Students for the Workplace through World Languages for Specific Purposes. Sabio Books, 2018

Long, Mary, ed. Language for Specific Purposes: Trends in Curriculum Development. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017.

Trace, Jonathan, Thom Hudson, and James Dean Brown. Developing Courses in Languages for Specific Purposes . Honolulu: National Foreign Language Resource Center, 2015.


Ruggiero, Diana M. " Graduate Courses in Languages for Specific Purposes: Needs, Challenges, and Models." Global Business Languages 19 (2014): 55-69

Sánchez-López, Lourdes. “Service-Learning Course Design for Languages for Specific Purposes Programs”. Hispania 96, (2013): 383-396

Torres, Julio, and Ellen Serafini. “Microevaluating Learners’ Task-specific Motivation in a Task-based Business Spanish Course.” Hispania 99 (2016): 289-304.

Uber Grosse, Christine. “ Research Priorities in Languages for Specific Purposes.Global Business Languages 7 (2007).


Online Access to Global Business Languages (former Publication of the Purdue School of Languages and Cultures)


Jornadas de Español para Fines Específicos de Viena (IV JEFE-Vi)Universidad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales de Viena. Vienna, May 5-6, 2023

3rd International Conference of the Slovene Association of LSP Teachers. Languages for Specific Purposes: Opportunities and Challenges of Teaching and Research. Rimske Terme Thermal Resort, Slovenia, May 18-20, 2023

Joint AELFE-LSPPC International Conference 2023.Genres and Language in Digital Communication: Trends and New Directions. 21st Annual Conference of the European Association of Languages for Specific Purposes (AELFE) and the 7th Conference of the Asia-Pacific LSP & Professional Communication Association (LSPPC). Zaragoza, Spain, June 28-30, 2023

26th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education (ACIEE). Developing the Global Engineering Workforce. Alexandria, VA, November 2-3, 2023


ISLSP - CIBER 2022. The Future of LSP. Research, Assessment, Curricula. Chicago, IL, April 20-22

25th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education. Connecting Engineering with the Humanities. University of Rhode Island, November 2-3, 2022

24th Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education (ACIEE). International Engineering Education – Post COVID-19. Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN, November 11-12, 2021

Congreso Internacional de Español para Fines Específicos (CIEFE). Amsterdam, May 15-16, 2020

23rd Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education: Engineering the Future. Newport, RI, Oct. 22-23, 2020

5th ISLSP - CIBER Language Conference 2020. University of North Carolina. Charlotte, NC, March 5-7, 2020

22nd Conference on Languages for Specific Purposes 2019: Mediating Specialized Knowledge: Challenges and Opportunities LSP Communication, Translation, and Research. Padua, Italy, July 10-12, 2019