The research institute IULMA organizes the III International Conference “EnTRetextos 2020”, which will take place on October 28-30, 2020 at the University of Alicante (Spain).

The previous Conferences of EnTRetextos have undertaken the analysis of the translation of of specialized discourses (Valencia, 2016) and the multidisciplinary quality of the research in specialized discourses, as well as the global vision towards these discourses (Castellón, 2018). In the existing research, great attention has been paid to the three axes that shape the edition of this EnTRetextos Conference: (a) discourse and discursive genres, (b) the study and application of specialized corpus, and (c) specialized translation. These three axes have exhibited a wide evolution in recent years, which has been accelerated by the incorporation of the digital world in current research and in the professions related to professional and specialized discourses. In this sense, this third EnTRetextos Conference aims to combine voices and research that reflect the impact that the digital era has had on the aforementioned areas of research.

The 2020 EnTRetextos Conference will therefore focus on the discursive, corpora and translation genres in professional and academic contexts, focusing on the challenges and opportunities that arise in the context of the digital era. Therefore, the general theme of the Conference will be:

“Discursive genres, corpus and translation in professional and academic contexts.
Challenges and opportunities in the digital age”

EnTRetextos 2020 aims to provide a forum for analysts and users of the specialized discourses (and other related areas, such as those that are ascribed to labels such as “academic discourse” and “professional discourse”), as well as suggest new forms of analysis and share experiences. Entretextos also wishes to raise awareness among graduate students of the interest in the study and application of specialized discourses within the general field of applied modern languages.

Plenary speakers

We are grateful to the following plenary speakers for agreeing to participate in this III International EnTRetextos Conference:

  • Giovanni Parodi, Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso.
  • Carmen Sancho Guida, Technical University of Madrid.
  • Jan Chovanec, Masaryk University.
  • Mª Ángeles Orts Llopis, University of Murcia.


In addition, as is customary in the editions of Entretextos, the Conference will accept contributions that favor the development of modern applied languages in a broad sense. The organizing committee of EnTRetextos 2020 invites and encourages researchers to send proposals for communications, posters and round tables related to the main theme of this edition and / or that deal with one of the following panels:

  • Languages for professional and academic purposes.
  • Specialized translation: teaching, research and profession.
  • Discourse analysis: specialized genres, multimodality, discursive communities…
  • New technologies applied to the study of genres, corpus and specialized translation.
  • Corpus linguistics and its application in professional and academic languages.
  • Teaching professional and academic languages.
  • Terminology and Terminography.