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Bilingual Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Metaphors and Metonymies

6th Edition of the “Enrique Alcaraz Research Award”

Georgina Cuadrado, Irina Argüelles, Pilar Durán, María José Gómez, Silvia Molina, Joana Pierce, María Mar Robisco, Ana Roldán and Paloma Úbeda
(Universidad Politécnica, Madrid, Spain)

"Bilingual Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Metaphors and Metonymies"
Mérida, Junio 2017

Narratives in Academic and Professional Genres

5th Edition of the “Enrique Alcaraz Research Award”

Maurizio Gotti and Carmen Sancho Guinda
(Università degli studi di Bergamo and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

"Narratives in Academic and Professional Genres"
Bucarest, June 2015

Metaphor and Mills

4th Edition of the “Enrique Alcaraz Research Award” ex aequo

Honesto Herrera-Soler and Michael White
(Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain)

"Metaphor and Mills"
A Coruña, September 2013

Researching Specialized Languages

4th Edition of the “Enrique Alcaraz Research Award” ex aequo

Edited by Vijay Bhatia, Purificación Sánchez Hernández and Pascual Pérez-Paredes
(City University of Hong Kong / University of Murcia)

"Researching Specialized Languages"
A Coruña, September 2013

English for Professional and Academic Purposes

3rd Edition of the “Enrique Alcaraz Research Award”

Miguel F. Ruiz-Garrido, Juan C. Palmer-Silveira, Inmaculada Fortanet-Gómez
(Universitat Jaume I, Castellón de la Plana, Spain)

"English for Professional and Academic Purposes"
Vila do Conde, 22 September of 2012

Pedagogical Specialised Lexicography

2nd Edition of the “Enrique Alcaraz Research Award”

Pedro Fuertes-Olivera, Ascensión Arribas-Baño

"Pedagogical Specialised Lexicography"
Valencia, 6 September 2011

Intercultural Business Communication and Simulation and Gaming Methodology

1st Edition of the “Enrique Alcaraz Research Award”

Victoria Guillén Nieto, Carmen Marimón Llorca and Chelo Vargas Sierra
(Universidad de Alicante, Spain)

"Intercultural Business Communication and Simulation and Gaming Methodology"
Hamburg, 22 September 2010

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE 6th “ENRIQUE ALCARAZ RESEARCH AWARD” (“Premio de Investigación Enrique Alcaraz”)

One of the main aims of the European Association of Languages for Specific Purposes (AELFE) is to foster research and teaching in the field of LSP. The “Enrique Alcaraz Research Award” (“Premio de Investigación Enrique Alcaraz”) aims at supporting and disseminating research focusing on LSP (Languages for Specific Purposes).

With the “Enrique Alcaraz Research Award”, AELFE wants to pay tribute to Dr. Enrique Alcaraz Varó, one of the pioneers in the field of English Studies in Spain, and whose main research interests were in the field of LSP. Throughout his fruitful and widely recognised academic career, Dr. Alcaraz lectured in different national and international universities, and published books on applied linguistics and specialised translation. Prof. Alcaraz contributed to creating the degree of Translation and Interpretation Studies at the University of Alicante, and he was also one of the founding members of the Instituto Interuniversitario de Lenguas Modernas Aplicadas (IULMA – Institute for Applied Languages). Throughout his life, Prof. Alcaraz inspired and stimulated a large number of researchers in the field of LSP.


1º – The “Enrique Alcaraz Research Award” (“Premio de Investigación Enrique Alcaraz”) is granted to the best research study on LSP. It can be a published or unpublished monograph (including edited collections). In the case of books, they must have been published in the last four years.

2º – In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must be AELFE members and have to submit a research study (monograph or edited collection) on LSP, which should be at least 150 pages in length. In the case of published books, works published since January 2014 will be accepted. Co-authored research studies are also eligible, although it is required that at least one of the authors is a member of AELFE. If the award is granted to a co-authored work, the total amount will be distributed among the authors in the way they decide.

3º – Eligible research studies can be written in any of the working languages of AELFE (Spanish, English, German, French, Italian and Portuguese), although works in other languages may also be considered.

4º – The biennial award will consist of a 500 euro prize which will be announced and granted during the AELFE Conference in 2017.

5º – Applications for the “Enrique Alcaraz Research” award will be sent to:

Alejandro Curado Fuentes

Facultad de Empresariales, Finanzas y Turismo

Departamento de Filología Inglesa
Avda. Universidad S / N.
Cáceres 10071

Email: aelfe.association at

Proposals must include the following documents: a) Brief bionote of the researcher (300 words maximum); b) a written application presenting the work, summarising its main objectives and highlighting its main contributions (300 words). All these documents will be submitted both in paper and in electronic format. In addition, candidates will send three copies of the book, in the case of a published work, or a paper copy and an electronic copy, in the case of an unpublished work (originals will not be returned to the authors).

All the applications and the accompanying documents must be submitted no later than 30 September 2016. No proposals will be accepted after the deadline.

6º – Proposals will be evaluated by a panel that includes members of the international advisory board of the Iberica journal as well as members of the executive board of AELFE, who may ask external reviewers to evaluate the proposals. The award can also be granted ex aequo to a maximum of two research studies. In that case, the total amount will be distributed in two equal parts. The board also reserves the right to leave the award vacant.

7º – Proposals will be evaluated on a 10-point scale, based on the following criteria:

  1. Originality and coherence of the research
  2. Scientific and methodological rigour
  3. International dimension of the research
  4. Contribution to the field of languages for specific purposes
  5. Other criteria that the panel may consider relevant

8º – The executive board of AELFE reserves the right to withdraw the award if it is detected that participants have failed to comply with the present conditions or with the fairness and integrity of the award.