BAAL 2015 Conference

48th Annual meeting

3rd-5th September 2015

Aston University, Birmingham


Breaking Theory:

New directions

in applied linguistics

Conference Organisers

Dr Fiona Copland

Dr Erika Darics

Professor Tim Grant

BAAL 2014 Conference

47th Annual Meeting:

4th-6th September 2014

University of Warwick, Coventry


Learning, Working and Communicating in a Global Context

Conference Organisers:

Dr Jo Angouri,

Ms Tilly Harrison,

Dr Stephanie Schnurr,

Dr Sue Wharton.

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About BAAL

BAAL is a professional association based in the UK, which provides a forum for people interested in language and applied linguistics. We have an international professional membership of more than 800 members.

BAAL organises scientific meetings, and publishes a newsletter and conference proceedings. We also send representatives to national and international meetings of interest to our members.

BAAL is affiliated to AILA, the International Association of Applied Linguistics

BAAL is a registered charity (registered charity number 264800)

BAAL is not an accreditation body for any courses or organisations and neither its name, nor its acronym, nor its logo can be used in the publicity material of any other organisation without prior permission of the Executive Committee. In particular, its name should not be used to suggest that it has accredited the work of another organisation.

2015 BAAL/Routledge Workshop Series

The BAAL Executive Committee is very pleased to announce that the BAAL-Routledge Workshop has awarded support to two workshop projects in 2015.

Click here for details.

Li Li, BAAL Seminar Co-ordinator

GaLSig 8: Deconstructing Sexism

Date: Friday 8th May 2015, 10am-6pm

Place: City University London, room AG07, College Building, St John Street, EC1V 4PB London, UK

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BAAL Language in Africa SIG - Annual Meeting 2015

Friday 22nd May 2015

Theme: "Developing languages in Africa: social and educational perspectives"

Venue: School of Languages and Social Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham

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BAAL Intercultural Communication SIG 2015 Annual Seminar

Intercultural communicative competence - impact, influence and theoretical developments

Thursday May 14th and Friday May 15th, 2015

University of Sheffield,  Humanities Research Institute

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BAAL News No. 106

Click here for the latest available issue: BAAL News, Issue 106, Winter 2014.

Sebastian Rasinger, Newsletter Editor

New BAAL Representative for CLIE

I am very pleased to announce that Professor Catherine Wallace, UCL/Institute of Education , London, has accepted the role of BAAL representative on the CLiE. We are sure that Professor Wallace's expertise in this area will enable her make a significant contribution to CLiE.

I wish to thank all who expressed interest in this role and the BAAL executive for a speedy turnaround of the selection process.

Esther Daborn, Honorary CLiE Chair

BAAL Vocabulary Studies SIG Conference

New Approaches to Vocabulary

Time: 2-3 July, 2015

Place: Swansea University, Wales

For details click here.

BAAL/CUP Seminar: 24-26 June 2015

York St John University

(De)Constructing Englishes: Exploring the implications of ontologies of the language for learning, teaching, and assessment

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BAAL/CUP Seminar: 7-8 September 2015

University of Roehampton, Whitelands College

The Language of Money and Debt: the view from the ground

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BAAL-CUP seminars 2014-2015

Thanks for those who have submitted proposals to the BAAL-CUP Seminar. The BAAL Executive Committee is very pleased to announce that the following three proposals have been successful for BAAL -CUP seminar funding:

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the seminar organisers.

Li Li, BAAL Seminar Co-ordinator

BAAL TEA SIG Conference

Assessment supporting learning

Friday 8 May 2015, 10:00 - 16:45

Pitt Building Conference Centre, Cambridge, UK.

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Proposed New SIG - Health and science communication: Applied linguistics perspectives

The overarching goal of the SIG is to provide a forum for the study of applied linguistics topics in the domain of health and science communication, bringing together researchers who combine concepts and methods from applied linguistics with those from other disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, media studies, psychology, and cultural studies. Annual events organised by the group would provide a sustained effort for researchers to meet, discuss their work, and seek interdisciplinary research opportunities.

There is already some interest in the group from both BAAL members and non-members but I would like to establish exact numbers for putting forward a formal proposal.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please drop me an email at I hope there is enough support so that we can take this forward and plan our first meeting!

Dr Nelya Koteyko, Reader in Applied Linguistics, QMUL

Language Learning & Teaching SIG: 2015 (11th) Annual Conference

The Languages of Language Learning

2-3 July 2015

Hosted by the Edinburgh TESOL and Applied Language Research Group (ETAL), Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh.

Visit the SIG page for more details.

Kenneth Fordyce, co-organiser

Multilingua issue from BAAL 2012 Conference

Multilingua has published a special double issue of papers presented at the Invited Colloquium of BAAL 2012 conference in Southampton.

Multilingua Volume 33, Issue 5-6

2014 BAAL Book Prize Winner

The title selected for the 2014 prize is:

Many congratulations to the author and publisher.

Steve Walsh, BAAL Publications Secretary

The Vocabulary Studies SIG is recruiting

The vocabulary SIG is open to all BAAL members who are interested in joining this group. This year, we have Michael Daller (Swansea University) as Convenor, Yixin Wang (Swansea University) as Secretary, and Ana Pellicer Sanchez (Nottingham University) as Treasurer.

So far we had 20 members from many different institutions. If you would like to join this group, please simply send your name and email address to me (

Thank you.

Yixin Wang, Secretary, Vocabulary Studies SIG

2013 Conference Proceedings Published

The proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of BAAL, Opening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics, held at Heriot Watt University, are available at

BAAL News Book Reviews

A current list of books available for review in BAAL News is available on application. If you are interested in reviewing books for BAAL News then please contact me, Chris Hall, at

Dr Christopher J Hall FHEA, Reviews Editor BAAL News

Christopher Brumfit International Scholarship

The Christopher Brumfit International Scholarship provides an award for an Applied Linguist from outside Britain to attend the BAAL Annual Meeting. Click here to find out how to support the scholarship.

Postgraduate Group on Facebook

The BAAL Postgraduate group is on Facebook. Why not pay a visit to the page? Click here to find out more.


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