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

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

Click here for details.

BAAL News No. 106

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

Sebastian Rasinger, Newsletter Editor

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

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

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

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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