University of Alicante, Spain


Dear colleagues,

The International Language and Law Association (ILLA) is pleased to announce the 5th ILLA General Conference to be held at the University of Alicante (Spain) from 7 to 9 September 2021. As in the last two conferences—University of Freiburg 2017 and UCLA 2019, this General Conference will be preceded by other pre-conference academic events: the 2nd ILLA Colloquium for PhD Students (5 September 2021) and the 3rd ILLA Focus Conference on Forensic Linguistics (6 September 2021) to be held at the same location.

ILLA and the local organising committee from the University of Alicante are planning for the 2nd ILLA Colloquium for PhD Students, the 3rd ILLA Focus Conference on Forensic Linguistics, and the 5th ILLA General Conference to proceed as planned while simultaneously making alternative plans for remote participation and attendance options. The call for papers is open from 1 October 2020 and will be closed on 20 January 2021. Registration will be opened on 3 February 2021. We will inform participants about further developments concerning the organisation of the conference.
This web site includes all practical information about the 5th ILLA General Conference, and the pre-conference academic events—i.e., abstract submission, registration, payment of the conference fees, conference programmes, information about accommodation and transportation, among other things.

The Conference Venue

Since its official reopening in 1979, the University of Alicante (from now on UA), former Colegio de Santo Domingo in Orihuela (1834), has been a public university of the Autonomous Community of Valencia in Spain. The University of Alicante is located on the outskirts of Alicante. The city with its 350,000 inhabitants is located on the Eastern coast of Spain by the Mediterranean. It is 13 km away from the airport (around 22 minutes' drive), and well connected to the city of Alicante, which is 13,4 km away (around 21 minutes’ drive), by public transport. From Alicante attendees can reach the University by tram (Luceros-University—Line 2), bus (Line 24), and short distance train (Alicante-San Vicente del Raspeig—Line C-3). Today UA is an international campus, with around 3,800 academic and administrative staff members and over 32,000 students enrolled in official degrees, master’s degrees and PhD programmes. UA welcomes about 1,200 international students every academic year and 2,000 students from other parts of the country. The University of Alicante is a well-reputed campus for the study programmes it offers, the innovative, wide-ranging and quality research carried out by scholars in most fields of sciences, social sciences and humanities, its modern infrastructures, its implementation of gender equality policies, and its concern for the transfer of knowledge to the society of knowledge and information. UA enjoys prominent positions in the three main world rankings for universities: ARWU (Shanghai), QS and THE.


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