BAAL 2016 Conference

49th Annual meeting

1st-3rd September 2016

Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge


Taking stock of Applied Linguistics – Where are we now?

Conference Organisers

Bettina Beinhoff

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.

Contributions wanted for BAAL Newsletter

The next BAAL newsletter will be published in July 2016. As always, members are invited to submit reports from events, research developments or discussion points. Please let me have any contributions by 24 June 2016 at the very latest.

Please submit all material by email, with the subject line 'BAAL news'. Unless there is a very special reason, please submit material in Times New Roman, 12pt, left aligned (not justified). Please do not use text boxes, or try to format your contribution in any other way, as this complicates the reformatting. Thank you.

I very much look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Bettina Beinhoff, BAAL Newsletter Editor

Free Membership

BAAL currently has 967 members. To celebrate passing the “1000” milestone, BAAL will grant a year’s free membership to the 999th and 1000th person to join. We are therefore asking our current BAAL members to take this opportunity to tell your colleagues about BAAL by forwarding this message to people you work/study/collaborate with.  

see for more information.

The 999th and 1000th people to sign up for membership will be notified by email of their free year’s membership.

Jo Angouri, Membership Secretary

Baal/CUP Seminar: Historicizing the Digital

Language practices in new and old media

Mon 27th - Tues 28th June 2016

University of Leicester, UK

New BAAL Twitter Handle

1) After some careful thought and deliberation, we've updated BAAL's Twitter handle from @BAALmedia to @__BAAL (two underscores at the start), primarily to reflect the fact that our tweets are not just aimed at media audiences, but also to make our username as short as we can in keeping with the constraints of the platform. (We wanted just @BAAL, but as you can probably imagine, this was taken years ago.)

2) Do mention @__BAAL when tweeting about BAAL-supported events or news, and where appropriate, we'll retweet/respond.

3) In the event that the change has catastrophic unintended consequences, we've retained the old @BAALmedia handle. I intend to monitor it for a few months so that I can steer anyone who uses the old handle back to the new one. (This is just a heads up in case anyone notices and wonders if that account is fraudulent. It's not.)

Dr Claire Hardaker Media Coordinator

BAAL News No. 107/108

Click here for the latest available issue: BAAL News, Issue 107/108, 2016.

Bettina Beinhoff, Newsletter Editor

BAAL LLT SIG Conference

Creativity in Language Learning and Teaching Research

Friday 23 September 2016

The Open University, Milton Keynes

Invited Plenary Speakers

Prof Martyn Hammersley and Prof Teresa Cremin

Click here for details.

BAAL Vocabulary Studies SIG 2016 Annual Conference - Call for Papers

Studying vocabulary: A multidisciplinary approach

7-8 July 2016

Click here for details.

Annual conference of the BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG

Crossing Boundaries: Language Learning and Teaching Inside and Outside the Classroom

30th of June - 1st of July 2016

Hosted by the Department of Linguistics and English Language,

Lancaster University

Click here for further details.

The conference organizers: Marije Michel, Jenefer Philp and Judit Kormos

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.

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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