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International Conference on Spoken English: Descriptive and Applied Perspectives
Santiago de Compostela 4-6 June 2014

Welcome to the website of the ICSE2014 conference organized by the research group SPERTUS from the Department of English and German at the University of Santiago de Compostela.


Some photos of the event


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The aim of this conference is to bring together scholars engaged in the analysis of spoken English from a wide range of both theoretical and applied perspectives. Particular emphasis will be placed on such general areas as the differences between spoken and written English, interpersonal and textual issues, multimodality, second/foreign language teaching and oral skills, varieties of spoken English, among others (for a more complete list of suggested topics, see full call for papers). A variety of presentation formats – including full papers, posters, workshops or round tables – are envisaged in order to accommodate different interests and provide discussion space for research at different stages of development. Full details of the academic and the social programme of the conference will be posted on this website, which will be regularly updated. Do not hesitate to write to us ( to request any information that you may need to plan your visit.

We hope we will meet you in Santiago next June!


  • Important dates
  • 1 September 2013: Paper submission opens.

    24 December 2013: Extended deadline for abstract submission.

    10-15 February 2014: Mailing of feedback to authors.

    15 February 2014: Early bird registration opens.

    31 March 2014: Early bird registration closes.

    30 April 2014: Regular registration closes.