CfP: BAAL Health & Science Communication SIG event: “Chronic Disease and Language: Understanding Social and Linguistic Representations to Improve Treatment and Prevention” , 29 September

Here is the final call for papers for the Workshop of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) Health & Science Communication Special Interest Group (SIG)  Abstract Submission Deadline: 29 September 2017 “Chronic Disease and Language: Understanding Social and Linguistic Representations to Improve Treatment and Prevention”  29 November 2017, hosted by the Department of Linguistics…

BAAL Book Prize winner 2017

BAAL awards a Book Prize at the annual conference in September. The 2017 winner is: Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice: An Introduction to Applied Sociolinguistics by Ingrid Piller, Oxford University Press. Short list for 2017 The following four books were shortlisted: The Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Multi-Competence. Edited by Vivian Cook and Li Wei. Cambridge University Press. The Oxford Handbook of Language…

Notes on the History of BAAL by Greg Myers

In 2017 the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) celebrates its 50th anniversary. For this occasion, Greg Myers has produced updated Notes on the History of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, 1967–2017, which are now available for download. These notes build on those originally produced by Rosamond Mitchell for BAAL’s 30th anniversary in 1997.

BAAL/CUP Seminar on Discourses of Marriage, University of Liverpool, 14-15 September: Programme now available

The programme is available here: http://discoursesofmarriage.blogspot.com.tr/ The event includes a plenary by Dr Lucy Jones from the University of Nottingham titled ‘But think of the children! The ongoing salience of heteronormativity in UK discourses of marriage’. We also have a film screening of Growing Up Married: A Documentary About Forced Marriage In Turkey followed by a Q&A session hosted by…

BAAL Book Prize 2017 shortlist

STOP PRESS: The following four books have been shortlisted: The Handbook of Multilingual Competence. Edited by Vivian Cook and Li Wei. Cambridge University Press. The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society. Edited by Ofelia García, Nelson Flores, and Massimiliano Spotti. Oxford University Press. Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice. Ingrid Piller. Oxford University Press. The Semiotics…

Cfp: BAAL/Routledge workshop: Cognitive Approaches to Language in Education, 18-19 January 2018, University of Glasgow 

CALL FOR PAPERS  BAAL/Routledge workshop: Cognitive Approaches to Language in Education Dates: 18th – 19th January 2018    Venue: University of Glasgow  Keynote speakers:     Dr Wendy Anderson University of Glasgow Dr Ellen Bramwell University of Glasgow Professor Alice Deignan University of Leeds Dr Marcello Giovanelli Aston University Professor Jeannette Littlemore University of Birmingham Dr Jessica Mason Sheffield Hallam University Professor Elena Semino Lancaster…