Call for applications: Funding for linking research and application/public engagement

BAAL Applying Linguistics Fund: Call for Applications 2017/18 Engaging users in the research process is an important part of the research agenda. The BAAL Applying Linguistics Fund supports members of the association by offering up to £10,000 to carry out innovative activities which link research and application/public engagement. Applications are invited from any members of BAAL.…

CfP: BAAL Language & New Media SIG 2018 seminar: ‘Changing language and communication practices in contemporary networked societies’, Open University, UK, 27 April 2018

Call for papers Recent social and technological developments, including a dramatic rise in the number of smartphone users and the increased convergence of social network platforms and apps, are bringing about changes in the ways we use social media. In this seminar we are interested in the real-world language and communication practices of individual users,…

CfP BAAL Language Policy SIG meeting, Sheffield Hallam University, 31 May–1 June 2018

 Call for papers: Language Policy Forum 2018 http://www.langpol.ac.uk/view/langpol/events/2018-lpforum (Due to multiple requests, we have extended the submission deadline to **15 January 2018**. Our original call is repeated below.) Theme: Language policy in the age of diversity – dilemmas and hopes When: 31 May — 1 June, 2018 Where: Sheffield Hallam University, UK Plenary speaker(s): Prof.…

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…