Taking stock of Applied Linguistics – Where are we now?
in applied linguistics
Dr Fiona Copland
Dr Erika Darics
Professor Tim Grant
Learning, Working and Communicating in a Global Context
Dr Jo Angouri,
Ms Tilly Harrison,
Dr Stephanie Schnurr,
Dr Sue Wharton.
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.
6 May 2016, University of East London.
Goodith White, SIG Secretary
The BAAL Language and New Media SIG in affiliation with Discourse, Context & Media will be reading Camilla Vasquez’s recent paper. Click here for details.
Crossing Boundaries: Language Learning and Teaching Inside and Outside the Classroom
30th of June -
Hosted by the Department of Linguistics and English Language,
Click here for further details.
The conference organizers: Marije Michel, Jenefer Philp and Judit Kormos
BAAL TEA SIG is holding a one-
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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Alan Davies, Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, where he taught and researched in Applied Linguistics from the inception of the field in 1957. Alan was Chair of BAAL from 1976-
I have recently joined the AILA Executive Board as a Member at Large (aka Ordinary Member), and the International Committee as the BAAL representative. You will probably notice that I have started forwarding information about conferences and so on from other AILA affiliates. People sometimes ask 'What does AILA do for us?', so here are a few nuggets of information about AILA that you might find useful:
Most people know AILA through its Congresses, which take place every three years. The next AILA Congress will be held in Rio de Janeiro, 23-
AILA also supports two major publications.
An important part of AILA's activity is the Research Networks (ReNs). These are international networks of individuals interested in particular research topics (a bit like the BAAL SIGs). A full list of current ReNs can be found here: http://www.aila.info/en/research/list-
As a member of BAAL, you are also a member of AILA -
Professor Susan Hunston, BAAL Representative at AILA
BAAL 2015 Conference: Proceedings Call for Papers
Presenters at the 48th BAAL Annual Meeting held at Aston University, Birmingham are invited to submit papers for the forthcoming edited volume on the above theme. The collection will be edited by Martin Edwardes, Tilly Harrison and Ursula Lanvers and will be published by BAAL. The text of individual papers should not exceed 5,000 words (excluding references). The closing date for submission is Thursday 31st December 2015.
Please read the authors' guidelines before submission.
Please send an electronic version of your text to:
BAAL Book Prize: 2015 Winner
The winner of this year’s BAAL Book Prize is:
Congratulations also to the shortlisted works:
Bernadette O’Rourke, Publications Secretary
2014 Conference Proceedings Published
The proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of BAAL, Learning, Working and Communicating in a Global Context, held at the University of Warwick, are available on the conference proceedings page.
Language in Africa is now a thriving SIG, though our membership is relatively small. Our annual meetings are well attended by academics and post-
We would like to welcome more members to the SIG. Although our focus is on Africa, BAAL members who work / research in developing countries elsewhere have found our presentations to be very relevant -
Almost a third of the world's living languages are spoken in Africa (Lewis et al 2015) and societal multilingualism has a deep history. With the standardisation of languages for education, growth of cities, and rise of technology and social media, language contact and language death, hybridity and superdiversity are, as elsewhere, highly significant features.
Please contact Annette Islei, secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Ross Graham, Convener, & Annette Islei, Secretary, LiF SIG
BAAL News No. 106
Click here for the latest available issue: BAAL News, Issue 106, Winter 2014.
Sebastian Rasinger, Newsletter Editor
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 C.Hall@yorksj.ac.uk
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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