BAAL Student Membership Rate

BAAL continues to offer student memberships for £20 per year. The membership allows students to receive a discount on the annual conference registration fee. Postgraduates are also supported in attending the annual conference with Student and Early Career Researcher Scholarships. You can follow this link to join BAAL.

Postgraduate Facebook group

The membership of the BAAL Postgraduate Facebook group is growing continuously. We have over a thousand members – 1,119 at 18th August 2016, up from last year’s 935 members (19th August 2015). The group continues to provide a platform for networking for PG students involved in any sort of Applied Linguistics related research, from all over the UK and beyond. Members continue to share posts on conferences, research, seminars and job opportunities. The group can be found here:

BAAL 2016 postgraduate highlights

The Richard Pemberton best PG paper prize winner: Sally Zacharias. Title: ‘Knowledge About Language from a Cognitive Linguistics Perspective: What content teachers might want to know’.

Best Poster Prize Winner: Kazutake Kita. Title: A Historical Keyword Analysis into Applied Linguistics: A Response to the Special Issue.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the EC members who assisted with grading and vetting the selected papers.

The PG forum was held at BAAL 2016 under the theme ‘Applied Linguistics and Linguistic Ethnography: Exploring Sociolinguistic Data’. The forum was organised by Elvis Yevudey, former Postgraduate Development & Liaison Coordinator and currently EC Ordinary Member. The forum was engaging and interactive. Thank you to the following guest speakers who contributed to the success of the forum by sharing their experiences: Fiona Copland (University of Stirling, UK), Wine Tesseur (University of Reading, UK) and Jai Mackenzie (Aston University, UK).

The forum was followed by the PG event dubbed “Research Speeding Dating”, which had active participation from PGs and early career researchers. In this event, participants discussed an aspects of their research for 1-2 minutes with a partner before switching to talk about another aspect of their research with a different partner.

If you have any suggestions for the theme of the 2017 Postgraduate Forum, please contact the new Postgraduate Development & Liaison Coordinator, Owen Minns, at the following email address:

Suggestions, Comments and Announcements

If you have any suggestions for Postgraduate networking events, need to disseminate information to the BAAL Facebook group or have any general comments related to BAAL postgraduate matters, please contact: