The BAAL Corpus Linguistics SIG is holding an election for 3 positions in the Committee and is currently accepting expressions of interest for the following posts:


To chair meetings of the committee (virtual and face-to-face); to take the lead in organising the yearly event/s; to update  BAAL /SIG Coordinator on  SIG activities, including submitting an annual report on SIG activities; to attend and assist in the smooth running of the yearly SIG track at the BAAL conference, and to coordinate the collection of reports from the committee for the Annual General Meeting of the SIG members; to liaise with SIG and committee members regarding SIG business. 

Treasurer: To be responsible for day-to-day management of incomings/outgoings; to authorise expenditure; to liaise with the bank; to update authorised signatories on account when co-ordinating committee changes; to keep auditable books to pass on to new treasurer; to liaise with local organisers regarding seminar budgets and outgoings; to liaise with local organisers regarding seminar participants and payment; to prepare auditable accounts for BAAL/SIGs co-ordinator. 

Communications Officer

To attend meetings of the committee (virtual and face-to-face); to handle enquiries, to manage the list of SIG members and contact them as necessary; to manage the SIGs social media account and to liaise with the Web Editor; to assist in the smooth running of the annual SIG event/s; to attend the annual SIG event/s. 

Application process: 

To apply, please send your name and contact details to as well as a short paragraph explaining what you would bring to the role before July 26th 2017. SIG members will then be asked to vote.  

Please note that the applicants must be either a BAAL member or willing to become one if elected. 

For further details regarding the SIG, please see 

Best wishes,

Bróna Murphy (Convenor, BAAL CL SIG)