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Dear Colleagues, 
We are organising the 1st International Conference on Internet and Language. This is intended as a forum of discussion for linguists and researchers in areas such as Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Literary Studies or Translation, among other disciplines, who are involved in the use or study of Internet, either as a research or teaching resource or as a linguistic phenomenon in itself. We have received papers in relation to the panels listed below: 
  • Internet and Literary Studies
  • Internet and Translation
  • Internet and Language Use / Linguistics and digital genres
  • Internet and Languages for Specific Purposes
  • Internet and Foreign Language Teaching / Second Language Acquisition 

English, Spanish and Catalan are the official languages of the conference. Papers in other languages may be considered depending on their interest in relation to the topic of the conference. 

Our intention is to receive full papers by February 2003 so as to be able to edit Conference Proceedings in the second semester and then distribute the published proceedings in the conference in September 2003. We are presently working on the editing process of the proceedings.



The Conferece will be held at Universitat Jaume I in Castellón (http://sic.uji.es/www/ang/ ). 

Conference Dates

The Conference is to take place on the 18th, 19th and 20th of September 2003. 

Conference Proceedings are to be distributed among participants. 


The following speakers have confirmed their participation in the Conference: 

Prof. Santiago González y Fernández-Corugedo (Universidad de Oviedo) 
Professor Santiago González Fernández Corugedo has published many books and articles on a number of different topics in the area of English Studies on such fields as literature or the history of English Language. Lately, he has combined this on-going research with several lectures on the relevance of Internet and computer resources for English Philology studies in the universities of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Valladolid, Jaume I de Castelló, La Laguna, La Rioja, Sevilla or Salamanca, among others. He has also given graduate courses on this same topic, and has special interest on the following subjects: the epistemological influence of computer science on critical editions, the use of computer tools for English philologists and for linguistic research, hypertext, and the specific use of computing tools for Mediaeval studies. 

Prof. Naomi S.Baron (American University, Washington, DC) 
Professor  Naomi  S.  Baron  is interested in the effects of technology on language.  Her current  research  program  includes such questions as: the source  of email style, the effect of notions of privacy and public face on the  way we write, the impact of social attitudes and of digital technology on  copyright,  the  influence  of mobile phone technology on interpersonal communication,  the fate of handwriting in a digital age, and the future of written  culture.  She  has  published many books and articles on these and other  topics  related to language acquisition, computers and language, and linguistic  theory.  Recently,  her  book  Alphabet  to  Email: How Written English  Evolved  and  Where  It's  Heading  (Routledge,  2000) was "Highly Commended"  in  the  English  Speaking  Union's  Duke  of Edinburgh English Language Award Competition. 

Dr Francisco Yus (Universidad de Alicante) 

Dr Francisco Yus is Senior lecturer at Universidad de Alicante. He has been teaching and investigating on a variety of linguistic aspects focussing on theoretical linguistics, relevance theory, and pragmatics, among other topics. Dr Yus has published many papers on these subjects and more recently he has published Ciberpragmática (Ariel, 2001) where he explores different linguistic and pragmalinguistic aspects of Internet communication. 

Dr Rafael Alejo (Universidad de Extremadura) 

Dr Rafael Alejo is Senior Lecturer at Universidad de Extremadura. He has been researching in different areas within linguistics and languages for specific purposes, with a special focus on cultural differences in language communication and the specificity of business and economics discourse. Dr Alejo has published many papers on these and other subjects. He has also investigated the applicability of Internet resources for English language teaching and is co-author of Aprender Inglés en Internet (Universidad de Extremadura, 1997). 


Participants in the conference presenting a paper are to pay a fee of 120 euro. This fee includes registration and a copy of the Conference Proceedings edited in two volumes. 
Other participants attending the conference are to pay 80 euro. Students' fee is 40 euro. 


Castellón is approximately 70 kms. from Valencia, 280 kms. from Barcelona and 410 kms. from Madrid.
    From Valencia:
-By road: it takes 45 minutes through the motorway A7.
-By train: apart from long-distance trains (Alaris/Euromed), a good suburban train service links both cities in an hour time trip, with departures every 30 minutes all through the day.
    From Barcelona:
-By road: through the A7 motorway.
-By train: different trains (Euromed, Arco, Mare Nostrum…) link daily Castellón and Barcelona. In the case of the Euromed twice a day, with a trip duration of two hours and fifteen minutes.
-By plane: to Manises airport, in Valencia.
    From Madrid:
-By road: through NIII, road that links in Valencia with the A7.
-By train: two daily services of the Alaris train, with an estimated trip duration of four hours and a half.
-By plane: to Manises airport, in Valencia.



The hotels that follow offer us the following prices per room and night (IVA not included):

· Hotel INTUR ****
Double room of individual use: 50 euros.
Double room: 50 euros.
Breakfast per person:5,05 euros.
For further information: http://www.intur.com/
To book online: comercial@intur.com

· Hotel JAIME I ***
Double room of individual use with buffet breakfast: 45 euros.
Double room with buffet breakfast: 50 euros.

Double room of individual use with buffet breakfast: 50 euros
Double room with buffet breakfast: 55 euros

As an alternative, there’s also the possibility to find accommodation in the university residence, placed in the very same campus. The price of the individual room per day is 19.43 euros, breakfast not included. Breakfast would have an additional cost of 1.20 euros. It is a university residence inaugurated in 2002 with individual rooms with bathroom. The confirmation ofvacancies will not be possible until July.



Participants in the Conference presenting a paper are to pay a fee of 120 euros. This fee includes registration and a copy of the Conference Proceedings edited in two volumes. Other participants attending the Conference are to pay 80 euro. Student’s fee is 40 euros.
The payment of the registration fee will be done through a bank transfer, before the 30th April, to BANCAJA (in Catalan Bancaixa):
  • account number: 2077 - 0580- 46 -3103985430
  • swift code: CVALESVVXXX
  • iban number: ES52 2077 0580 4631 0398 5430
In the transfer, the code and the line of the Conference on Internet and Language must be included:
-Code: 03G032
-Line: 03025
(Please, include these data, otherwise you may not be officially registered in the Conference)

Once the transfer is done, a copy of it must be sent by postal mail before the 30th April (the date remains open for people who are attending the conference) to the following address:

Santiago Posteguillo Gómez
Dept. de Filología
Universitat Jaume I
Castellón, 12071

Thank you very much for your collaboration in this process.
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For information regarding the conference you may contact:
Santiago Posteguillo at postegui@fil.uji.es or María José Esteve at resteve@fil.uji.es or any other member in the Organising Committee. 
We all look forward to seeing you at Universitat Jaume I and making your stay a pleasant and rewarding one next September. 

Kind regards, 


Amparo Alcina (Universitat Jaume I) 
Alicia Bolaños (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) 
María José Esteve (Universitat Jaume I)
Elena Ortells (Universitat Jaume I) 
Jordi Piqué (Universitat de València) 
Santiago Posteguillo (Universitat Jaume I ) 
José Ramón Prado (Universitat Jaume I) 
Mª Lluisa Gea Valor (Universitat Jaume I)