BAAL 2014 Conference

47th Annual Meeting:

4th-6th September 2014

University of Warwick, Coventry


Learning, Working and Communicating in a Global Context

Call for Papers

This year's conference is organised by the Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick. Warwick is a modern campus university that is currently rated as 3rd in the world in the Quacquarelli Symonds ranking of the top 50 universities under 50 years old. Set in a leafy, self-contained campus, the venue is ideally located within ten minutes from Coventry railway station and central to England's motorway network with easy access to the M1, M6, M40 and M42. Birmingham airport is 45 minutes away by train. The campus is easily accessible by car and there are regular buses to local tourist attractions such as Kenilworth Castle, Warwick Castle and Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. We promise a memorable social programme which will include our gala dinner and entertainment.

Conference Organisers:

Dr Jo Angouri,

Ms Tilly Harrison,

Dr Stephanie Schnurr,

Dr Sue Wharton.

BAAL 2013 Conference

46th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics: Opening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics

5 - 7 September 2013

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh


Opening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics

Conference Organiser:

Dr Bernadette O'Rourke

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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.

BAAL News No. 105

Click here for the latest available issue: BAAL News, Issue 105, Summer 2014.

Sebastian Rasinger, Newsletter Editor

BAAL Book Prize Short List

We are pleased to announce that the following three books have been shortlisted for this year’s BAAL Book Prize:

The winner will be announced at the annual conference at the University of Warwick.

Steve Walsh, Publications Secretary

BAAL 2014 Conference Programme

A draft programme for our upcoming annual conference is now on our website (click here).  

We look forward to seeing you at Warwick in September!

Jo Angouri (on behalf of the LOC)

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 Administrators moving office

The BAAL administration team at Dovetail will be moving office on Thursday 7th August. We will give BAAL members good advanced warning of any procedural changes needed over the next few months.

Please note the BAAL admin office will be closed on Thursday 7th August and Thursday 14th August 2014.

Jeanie Taylor, Administrator, Dovetail Management Consultancy

BAAL-Routledge Applied Linguistics Workshop 2014

Language learning in contexts of cultural diversity

Friday, 31st October 2014, 10.00-17.30

Invitation to Participate

Simon Coffey, KCL

Commons All-Party Manifesto for Languages

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Modern Languages is launching a 'Manifesto for Languages', to make the case for improving the linguistic skills base in the UK. I attach the Manifesto and a letter inviting you to support it.

Dr Catherine Walter

BAAL-Routledge Workshop Award 2014

Thanks for those who have submitted proposals to the BAAL-Routledge Workshop. The BAAL Executive Committee is very pleased to announce that the BAAL-Routledge Workshop (£1,500) has awarded support to the following project in 2014:

In addition, a repayable float of £500 is also awarded to the runner-up:

Proposals for 2015 workshop will be sent out to BAAL mail and posted on the BAAL website soon with a deadline of 31 January 2015.

Li Li, Seminars Co-ordinator

BAAL/CUP Seminar Programme 2015 - Call for Proposals

As part of its commitment to research in Applied Linguistics, BAAL is pleased to announce that financial support from Cambridge University Press and BAAL will be available for up to three seminars in 2014-2015. Cambridge University Press with its interest in promoting Applied Linguistic research has generously sponsored the annual BAAL / Cambridge University Press Seminar Programme for many years. BAAL now invites proposals for the 2014-2015 seminars, in all areas of applied linguistics, to be submitted by 30th October 2014.

More details are here and on the Seminars page.

Li Li, Seminars Coordinator

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

2013 BAAL Book Prize Winners

For the first time, we were unable to agree on an overall winner and so two titles were selected:

Many congratulations to both authors and publishers.

Steve Walsh, BAAL Publications Secretary

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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