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.
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
It is with great sadness I have to tell you that Ruqaiya Hasan passed away suddenly in the afternoon of 24 June 2015. She suffered heart failure, brought on by the stress of cancer and infection. Michael Halliday was with her at the end.
There will be a scholarly event to celebrate Ruqaiya's life and work, later in the year at Macquarie University.
A wonderful life, an immense scholarly contribution, an extraordinary friend to so many people around the world.
BAAL / Routledge Applied Linguistics Workshop 2015 -
The BAAL / Routledge Applied Linguistics Workshop 2015 Beyond the Classroom: Researching Second Language Learning in Out-
Click here for the call for papers/participation and further information about the event. Please note that the deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday 31st July 2015. A full programme for the workshop will be issued in early August.
Dr. Jessica G. Briggs, University of Oxford
BAAL 2015 Conference -
Registration for the 2015 BAAL Annual Meeting is now open: http://www.aston.ac.uk/lss/news/events/baal-
The conference will be held from 3rd -
We look forward to seeing you in Birmingham!
The Local Organising Committee
Donations to the Bill Walsh Cancer Research Lab in memory of Chris Candlin
We have received enquiries about how people can make a donation to the Bill Walsh Cancer Research Lab in Chris Candlin’s memory. You can donate directly online by going to the Kolling Foundation website www.kollingfoundation.org.au and scrolling down to Fundraising Campaign where you will find The Bill Walsh Lab listed. Click on this to open a page where there is a button that enables you to donate by credit card. Since there is no automatic mechanism for the foundation to let people know who the on-
Professor Lynda Yates, Macquarie University, Australia
2015 BAAL/Routledge Workshop Series
The BAAL Executive Committee is very pleased to announce that the BAAL-
Click here for details.
Li Li, BAAL Seminar Co-
BAAL News No. 106
Click here for the latest available issue: BAAL News, Issue 106, Winter 2014.
Sebastian Rasinger, Newsletter Editor
BAAL/CUP Seminar: 7-
University of Roehampton, Whitelands College
The Language of Money and Debt: the view from the ground
Click here for details.
Thanks for those who have submitted proposals to the BAAL-
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the seminar organisers.
Li Li, BAAL Seminar Co-
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
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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