Upcoming conference

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

Conference scholarships

Information for prospective host institutions

Recent past conferences:

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

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.