CfP: BAAL Language in Africa Special Interest Group Annual Conference, 11 May 2018, SOAS

Annual Conference: Friday May 11th 2018, 10am – 5.30pm Venue: School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics SOAS, University of London  ‘African Languages in Public Spaces: Opportunities & Challenges’ Plenary speaker: Professor Leketi Makalela  ‘Re-imagining multilingualism as a cultural competence in Africa: leaking boundaries, ubuntu and multilanguaging in public spaces’ Professor Makalela is Head of the Division of Languages,…

CfP – BAAL LKALE SIG meeting, 27–28 April 2018, Aston University

The 2018 meeting will be held at Aston University, Birmingham, on 27th and 28th April on the theme of:  Teaching grammar: from theory to  policy and  practice. The two day conference will bring together researchers, teachers, examination boards and other interested parties. Invited speakers are:  Kerstin Mehler  (Mannheimer Zentrum fur Empirische Mehtsprachigkeitsforschung MAZEM) Claire Acevedo  (Consultant for Reading…

CfP: ‘Taking Risks in Applied Linguistics’: 51st Annual Meeting of BAAL, 6–8 September 2018, York St John University

BAAL 2018 will be held at York St John University in York, UK. After celebrating half a century of BAAL in 2017, our theme—Taking Risks in Applied Linguistics—will make the 2018 meeting a testing ground for new ways of pursuing our research and improving our practice. Our global community is facing unsettling times, and language use…

CfP – BAAL Testing & Evaluation SIG annual one-day conference, Nottingham Trent University, 13 April 2018

This is the 2nd Call for Papers for the coming BAAL TEA SIG Conference. We are delighted to announce that Dr. Tineke Brunfaut (Lancaster University) and Dr. Guoxing Yu (University of Bristol) will be our invited speakers. You can find the abstracts of their talks here: https://www.beds.ac.uk/baalteasig/events/2018 TEA SIG ANNUAL ONE-DAY CONFERENCE Friday, 13 April 2018 Nottingham Trent University, UK CALL FOR PAPERS…

Registration open – BAAL Health & Science Communication SIG workshop on Chronic Disease and Language, 29 November, Lancaster University

Registration is now open for the BAAL Health and Science Communication SIG workshop on 29th November. This year, the workshop is being held by the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University, and is on the theme of “Chronic Disease and Language: Understanding Social and Linguistic Representations to Improve Treatment and Prevention”. To…

Videos of BAAL2017 plenaries and roundtable event

Videos of the BAAL2017 plenaries and roundtable event are now on the BAAL website https://baal.org.uk/annual-conference/  Plenaries: Bencie Woll – Applied Linguistics from the perspective of Sign Language and Deaf Studies Henry Widdowson – Disciplinarity and disparity in applied linguistics Mohamed Daoud – Language teaching in turbulent times: Curriculum-savvy teachers for curriculum success and sustainability BAAL…