Past BAAL/Cambridge University Press Seminars

If you are interested in sponsoring a seminar or workshop or other presentation series, please contact the current Seminars Coordinator on the BAAL Executive Committee.

The following proposals were awarded BAAL-CUP Seminar funding in 2019:

Language teacher cognition research: theoretical stances and methodological choices

Date:                          Held on 18 January 2019

Place:                          University of Exeter

Website: https://exetertesolworkshop.github.io/

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Professor Simon Borg, ELT Consultant; Western Norway University of Applied Science

Professor Maggie Kubanyiova, University of Leeds

Workshop information: Over the past decade, there has been a surge of interest in language teacher cognition, as evidenced by special issues of Language Teaching Research (2010), System (2011), Language Learning Journal (2013), The Modern Language Journal (2015) along with more than 600 publications since the 1990s to date.

The main aim of this workshop will focus on the theoretical positions and methodological choices in studying language teacher cognition in different cultural and educational contexts in language learning. This workshop is open to everyone who is interested in researching teacher cognition in language education in contexts of EAL, EFL, ESL, EAP, ESP and EMI.

Organisers: Elaine Jingya Liu (University of Exeter); Dr Enjo Xuying Fan (South China Normal University); Dr Li Li (University of Exeter)

Call for papers

In addition, the following proposals were awarded BAAL-CUP Seminar funding in 2019:

University of Leeds Blowing away the dust: Illuminating the value of practitioner research in Applied Linguistics

Call for papers          Proposal form

Dr Loreto Aliaga
Dr Judith Hanks
Dr Harry Kuchah
Dr Laura Grassick
Monday 8th – Tuesday 9th April 2019
University of Leeds Creative Inquiry in Applied Linguistics: Purposes, Practices, Possibilities Dr Lou Harvey, University of Leeds
Dr Jessica Bradley, Leeds Trinity University
Dr Emilee Moore, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona
Wednesday 10th-Thursday 11th July 2019

A repayable float was also awarded to the runners-up:

University of Central Lancashire Applied Linguistics and Transdisciplinary Impact: Critical Perspectives and Opportunities for Researcher Development Professor Michael Thomas
Dr Nicola Halenko
June /July 2019
Manchester Metropolitan University On the interplay of language, hospitality and social justice: interdisciplinary threads Dr Khawla Badwan
Dr Samantha Wilkinson
Dr John Bellamy
May 2019

Information about previous winners is available below:

Dates Location Title Organisers Documents
20 April 2018 The Crime and Security Research Institute, Cardiff University, Wales Forensic Intersections: Interdisciplinary and Multimethod Studies in Language and Law Amanda Potts [contact], Michelle Aldridge-Waddon, Chris Heffer, Frances Rock
23–24 August 2018 University of Oxford, Department of Education (In)formal Second Language Learning: Implications for the Classroom

Further details

Henriette L. Arndt & Dr Jessica Briggs, University of Oxford; Christina Lyrigkou, Open University
April 23-24 2017 Sheffield Hallam University Challenging the pathologisation of non-standard language Dr Karen Grainger and Dr Peter E Jones
27–28 April 2017 Aston University Minority Languages in New Media: Towards language revitalisation in Europe and Africa Elvis Yevudey and Colin Reilly
w/c 11 September 2017 Liverpool university Discourses of Marriage Dr Laura L. Paterson and Dr Georgina Turner
18-19 March 2015 University of Essex The learning of foreign languages in primary schools in England: issues and challenges Professor Florence Myles & Professor Rosamond Mitchell
26-27 May 2016 Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh New plurilingual pathways for integration: Immigrants and language learning in the 21st Century Nicola Bermingham & Gwennan Higham
27-28 June 2016 University of Leicester Historicizing the Digital: language practices in new and old media Mel Evans & Caroline Tagg Call for papers
24-26 June 2015 York St John University (De)Constructing Englishes: Exploring the implications of ontologies of the language for learning, teaching, and assessment Dr Christopher J Hall and Dr Rachel Wicaksono Call for Papers
12-13 June 2015 The Open University Eyetracking as a research method in online language education Ursula Stickler and Lijing Shi Call for Papers
7-8 September 2015 University of Roehampton The Language of Money and Debt: the view from the ground Dr Annabelle Mooney and Dr Evi Sifaki Call for Papers
29-30 May 2014 Lews Castle College, University of the Highlands and Islands Languages in the UK: Bridging the gap between the classroom and the community in language learning Dr. Cassie Smith-Christmas Call for Papers
14 June 2014 Leeds Metropolitan University Learning and Teaching for Right to Left Scripted Languages: realities and possibilities Dr. Naeema Hann Call for Papers

PROCEEDINGS

26-27 June 2014 Anglia Ruskin University Approaches to identity in language Dr Bettina Beinhoff & Dr Sebastian Rasinger Call for Papers
4 July 2014 Institute of Education The Multilingual University: Linguistic diversity in higher education in English-dominant settings and English medium instructional contexts Dr Siân Preece
8-9 July

2013

University of Southampton Narrative inquiry in transnational migratory contexts: epistemological and methodological issues Adriana Patino-Santos & Ana Maria Relaño-Pastor Call for Papers
11-12 June

2013

University of Birmingham Conceptualising multilingualism under globalization: membership claims, social categories and emblems of authenticity Angela Creese Abstracts
19 April

2013

Open University Text trajectories – developing dynamic approaches to textual analysis Janet Maybin & Theresa Lillis Programme
13 July

2012

University of Leeds Adult ESOL in Multilingual Britain Dr James Simpson Details
17-18 May

2012

University of Birmingham Discourse and Technology: tools, methods and applications Dr Nick Groom Details
26-27 Apr

2012

University of Leicester Language and social media: new challenges for research and teaching linguistics Dr Ruth Page Call for papers
30 Jun – 2 Jul

2011

University of Bristol European Dialogue for Sign Language Learner Corpora and CEFR Dr Maria Mertzani
24 Jun

2011

Oxford Brookes University Reflection in the Round: Discourses and Practices of Reflection in HE Dr Paul Wickens & Dr Jane Spiro Announcement
20 – 21 May

2011

University of Southampton Multilingualism in Education Julia Huettner & Gabriele Budach
19 – 20 Apr

2011

Sheffield Hallam Language, Education & Disadvantage: a response to the deficit model of children’s language competence Dr Karen Grainger and Dr Peter Jones Announcement
6-7 Jul

2010

The University of Huddersfield Language in Conflict: a conversation with Peace Studies Professor Lesley Jeffries, School of Music, Humanities and Media Announcement
Jun

2010

The University of Birmingham Using corpus evidence in the classroom: working with teachers & learners Dr. Alison Sealey and Dr. Paul Thompson, Department of English Call for Papers
21 Apr

2010

The Open University Academic Writing in the 21st century: towards a new framework for investigating, describing & explaining academic texts and literacy practices Dr. Caroline Coffin and Dr. Jim Donohue, Centre for Language and Communication Call for Papers
9-10 Jul

2009

The University of Sheffield Key Themes in Intercultural Communication Pedagogy Ms Jane Woodin and Ms. Lesley Walker, School of Modern Languages and linguistics Call for Papers

Information

Programme

15-16 May

2009

The University of Warwick Connecting Discourses: Academic and Professional Worlds Dr Steve Mann and Dr Sue Wharton, The Centre for Applied Linguistics Call for Papers

Website

7-8 May

2009

The University of Edinburgh Academic Language Corpora and Education (ALCE) Dr Joan Cutting and Dr Bróna Murphy, The Moray House School of Education Call for Papers
1-2 Sep

2008

University of Strathclyde Developing an applied linguistics curriculum for pre-service primary school teachers Draft Programme
19-20 Jun

2008

Newcastle University Conceptualising ‘Learning’ in Applied Linguistics Call for Papers
18-19 Jun

2008

University of Leeds Integration & Achievement in a Multilingual Europe: Languages for Learning and Life Call for Papers
29-30 May

2008

University of Strathclyde Applied linguistics: what do primary teachers need to understand? Final Programme
25 Jun

2007

Birkbeck College, University of London Communicative Competence Revisited: Multilingual, Multicultural and multidisciplinary perspectives Website
22-23 Jun

2007

The Open University Spoken Online Learning Events: the need for a new paradigm in languages research and practice Website
18-19 Jun

2007

University of Bristol Language Testing and Assessment in Applied Linguistics: identifying reciprocity in applied linguistic research Call for Papers
15-16 Jun

2006

University of Leeds Language, Migration and the Re-theorization of the Sociolinguistic Space: towards a research agenda for Applied Linguistics Call for Papers
12-13 May

2006

University of Warwick Research Perspectives on Listening in L1 and L2 Education Call for Papers
2005 Seminars Programme 2005 Programme
2004 Seminars Programme 2004 Programme
1995-2002 Seminars Programmes 1995-2002 Programmes
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.