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1st International Symposium on Applied Linguistics Research (ALR2020)

November 7, 2020

Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


On behalf of the Applied Linguistics Research Lab (ALLAB) at Prince Sultan University, I am pleased to announce the opening of the call for abstracts for the 1st International Symposium on Applied Linguistics Research (ALR2020) that will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, November 7, 2020. To submit your abstracts, please click here

Conference Theme
Language Studies: Practical Implications for the Society



This symposium is organized and hosted by the Applied Linguistics Research Lab (ALLAB) at the College of Humanities, Prince Sultan University (PSU). It aims at promoting Applied Linguistic research in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Area through bringing together international names and high-quality research in various Applied Linguistic disciplines. These include, but are not limited to, Language Learning and Teaching, Second Language Acquisition, Assessment, Translation and Stylistics, Corpus Linguistics and Discourse Analysis, and Psycholinguistics and Bilingualism.
In 2020, ALR will feature language studies with an applied focus that support societal development. This comes in line with the first theme of the Saudi Vision 2030 with an eye on enhanced education and research opportunities. With international plenary speakers, carefully selected paper presentations / posters, and intensive workshops, we strive to offer an exceptional experience for researchers in Applied Linguistics. In order to promote Applied Linguistic Research output in Saudi Arabia, we also offer opportunities to publish accepted papers in the following reputed journals based on the guidelines and upon the regular rigorous review of these journals:

  • PSU Research Review
  • Language & Speech
  • Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Studies



The symposium will address, but will not be limited to, the following strands:

  • Foreign Language Learning
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Language Assessment and Evaluation
  • Language Literacy Studies
  • Language Policy
  • Language Teaching and Technology
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Bilingualism
  • Vocabulary Acquisition
  • Translation and Interpretation Studies
  • Stylistics
  • English and the Corporate World


Types of Submission

  • Paper presentations (30 min.)
  • Poster presentations (60 min.)


Workshop Partners

  • National Center for Assessment, Education & Training Evaluation Commission
  • British Council
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Association for Language Teachers
  • Traajim, a youth initiative to enhance KSA translators' skills
  • Zaka, an artificial intelligence company



The symposium will be held in Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. For queries, please write to Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo..