Hosted by Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics at the University of Reading.

Dates: Monday 3rd July, 2017, 13.00-17.00 and

           Tuesday 4th July, 2017, 10.00-16.30

Location: University of Reading, Reading, PG6 6UA

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

•       Dr. Guoxing Yu  (University of Bristol)

•       Dr. Parvaneh Tavakoli (University of Reading)

We invite abstracts for paper and poster presentations on any topic related to the teaching, learning and assessment of vocabulary. We particularly welcome abstracts based on empirical data. 

We welcome proposals for: a) Paper presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions); b) and poster proposals. A title and a 300-word abstract should be submitted to by the 9th of May 2017. Please specify if your submission is for a poster or paper presentation and do not add tables or diagrams in the abstract submission.

Important dates:

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 9th May 2017

Results communicated: End of May 2017

Conference Registration deadline: 12th June 2017

Conference fees (including refreshments and lunch):

Non-BAAL Member      £55

BAAL Member               £45

Students                           £25

BAAL Member Students  £20

*The above price covers attendance on both days, Tuesday lunch, teas/coffees both days.

More information about registration and travel arrangements will be available at in due course.

If you have any questions, contact us at or any conference organisers.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Reading!

Conference organizers:

Michael Daller (

Roopa Leonard (

Ana Pellicer-Sánchez (

Yixin Wang-Taylor (