BAAL 2024 Conference

The University of Essex

5th – 7th September 2024

BAAL 2024 will be hosted by the Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex on the 5th, 6th and 7th September 2024. Our conference theme is Applied linguistics in contemporary contexts: practices, approaches and future directions and is an invitation to explore and discuss what applied linguistics has to offer in terms of understanding contemporary issues and challenges. The theme is an opportunity for us to reflect on the changing practices and approaches that contemporary contexts require us to adapt to, as well as looking to the future to explore what roles we see applied linguistics playing in our increasingly interdisciplinary worlds. We particularly encourage submissions that engage with multilingualism, the role of applied linguistics in interdisciplinary research, social justice, and advancing technologies in social, education and workplace contexts.

Our keynote speakers are:

  • Professor Uju Anya, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Professor Rodney Jones, University of Reading
  • Professor Bonny Norton, University of British Columbia
  • Professor Julia Snell, University of Leeds

If you have any queries, please contact the Local Organising Committee: The conference website will soon be available.

Recent past conferences:

56th 23rd – 25th August 2023, University of York. 

55th 1-3 September 2022, Queen’s University Belfast.

54th 9-10 September 2021, online event, hosted by Northumbria University. Website. Programme.

53rd  4 September 2020, online event. Website.  Abstracts.

52nd – 29-31 August 2019, Manchester Metropolitan University: ‘Broadening the Horizons of Applied Linguistics’.  Abstracts. Edited book (Ainsworth, Griffiths, Macrory, & Pahl, 2023)

51st – 6–8 September 2018, York St John University: ‘Taking risks in applied linguistics’. Abstracts.

50th – 31 August-2 September 2017, University of Leeds: ‘Diversity in Applied Linguistics: Opportunities, challenges, questions’. Abstracts. Video of plenaries and round-table discussion.  Interviews with main speakers

49th – 1-3 September 2016, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge: ‘Taking stock of Applied Linguistics: Where are we now?’ Website. Proceedings

48th – 3-5 September 2015, Aston University, Birmingham: ‘Breaking Theory: New Directions’. Proceedings

47th – 4-6 September 2014, University of Warwick, Coventry: ‘Learning, Working and Communicating in a Global Context’. WebsiteProceedings.

46th – 5-7 September 2013, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh: ‘Opening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics’. Proceedings.

45th – 6-8 September 2012, University of Southampton: ‘Multilingual Theory and Practice in Applied Linguistics’. Proceedings.

44th – 1-3 September 2011, University of the West of England: ‘Applied Linguistics: The Impact of Applied Linguistics’. Proceedings.

43rd – 9-11 September 2010, University of Aberdeen: ‘Applied Linguistics: Global and Local’. Proceedings.

42nd – 3-5 September 2009, Newcastle University: ‘Language, Learning, and Context’. Proceedings.

41st – 11-13 September 2008, Swansea University: ‘Taking the Measure of Applied Linguistics’. Proceedings.

40th – 6-8 September 2007,  University of Edinburgh: ‘Technology, Ideology and Practice in Applied Linguistics’. Proceedings

39th – 7-9 September 2006, University College, Cork, Ireland: ‘From Applied Linguistics to Linguistics Applied: Issues, Practices, Trends’.  Proceedings.

38th – 15-17 September 2005, University of Bristol: ‘Language, Culture and Identity in Applied Linguistics’.

37th – 9-11 September 2004, Kings College, London.

36th – 2003 Conference.

35th – 2002 Conference.

34th – 2001 Conference.

33rd – 2000 Conference.

31st – 1999 Conference.

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