Asia-Pacific LSP (Languages for Specific Purposes) & Professional Communication Association Conference 2017
Programme details

Wednesday 26 April 2017

  • Pre-conference workshops in the morning
  • Registration and opening after lunch; followed by Chris Candlin symposium
  • Welcome function (Sponsored by Faculties of Humanties and Social Sciences and Education, Victoria University of Wellington)

Thursday 27 April 2017

  • Conference sessions all day
  • Conference dinner

Friday 28 April 2017
  • Conference sessions all day
  • Closing late afternoon

Conference Programme

Please download the conference programme here (updated 19 April 2017, PDF: 135kb)

Accepted presenters
Click here to view a list of all the accepted presenters (updated 03 March 2017).

Trading Places, Creating Spaces: A Symposium in Honour of Chris Candlin 
In referencing the title of his plenary at the inaugural 2008 Asia-Pacific Conference, this symposium aims to mark out, acknowledge and celebrate Chris Candlin’s quite exceptional contribution to theory, research and practice in LSP and professional communication.  His concern to privilege a broad view of language and professional communication, to ensure that the Asia-Pacific association be “a force for exchange and innovation” in research, practice and training, and to bring to light the methodological and analytical challenges in particular research problems that will also have practical relevance, characterize not only his rich insights and vision for the field but also his abiding interest in the answerability of intellectual endeavour.  The symposium will conclude with a brief discussion of the legacy of Chris Candlin’s work as we endeavour to identify contemporary challenges (in both research and practice) for the fields of languages for specific purposes, and professional and organizational communication in the Asia-Pacific region.