BAAL 2021 Conference

In light of the ongoing uncertainties brought about by the pandemic and the likely travel difficulties this may cause, the local organising committee and the BAAL executive committee have decided to move our 2021 conference online.

The theme for the conference is “Challenges and Opportunities in Applied Linguistics”.

The conference is hosted by Northumbria University. Please see the link below for further details about the conference.

The deadline for submission has now passed (31st March 2021). Information about the schedule will be published soon. Please check the main conference page below and here for future updates. 

BAAL 2021 @ Northumbria University

The plenaries and speakers for the invited colloquium,  line-up and theme, and conference location will remain the same as was intended for the face-to-face conference – it will just take place online. I would like to send my thanks to these individuals for being so flexible, supportive and understanding of this decision.

I hope you are all keeping well and safe. Please do continue to use BAALmail to connect with others in this difficult time.

Kind regards,

Dawn Knight

(Chair of BAAL)

Recent past conferences:

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

52nd – 29-31 August 2019, Manchester Metropolitan University: ‘Broadening the Horizons of Applied Linguistics’. Website. Abstracts.

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

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’. Website. 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’. Website. AbstractsProceedings.

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’. Abstracts. Proceedings

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

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

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

36th – 2003 Conference, Abstracts.

35th – 2002 Conference.

34th – 2001 Conference, Abstracts.

33rd – 2000 Conference, Abstracts.

31st – 1999 Conference,  Abstracts.

British Association for Applied Linguistics (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 around 1000 members. 

To read more about what applied linguistics is and does, click here.