Past BAAL/Cambridge University Press Seminars

Information about previous winners is available below:

Dates Location Title Organisers Documents
19 May 2023 (Friday) University of Edinburgh Developing researcher reflexivity for Applied Linguistics Dr. Sal Consoli N/A
13-14 February 2024 University of Westminster Language and Onward Migration: Bridging Applied Linguistics with Migration Studies Dr. Petros Karatsareas, Dr. Vally Lytra & Dr. Adriana Patiño-Santos N/A
4th and 24th May 2022, and 7th June 2022 University of Exeter Going meta: Bringing together an understanding of metadiscourse with students’ metalinguistic understanding Prof. Debra Myhill

Dr. Abdelhamid Ahmed

Dr. Esmaeel Abdollazadeh

10th June 2022 University of West London Researching vulnerable multilinguals: Developing an inclusive research practice Dr. Alexandra Georgiou

Dr. Sara Ganassin

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8-9th July 2021 University of Surrey Language, literacies and learning in the disciplines: A higher education perspective Dr. Doris Dippold

Dr. Marion Heron

Dr. Karen Gravett

10-11th June 2021 Queen’s University Belfast Research synthesis in applied linguistics: Facilitating research-pedagogy dialogue Dr. Sin Wang Chong Website
15-16th April 20212 Aston University Corpora in applied linguistics: Broadening the agenda Dr Robbie Love, Dr Gavin Brookes, Dr Niall Curry Website
18th January 2019 University of Exeter Language teacher cognition research: theoretical stances and methodological choices Elaine Jingya Liu (University of Exeter); Dr Enjo Xuying Fan (South China Normal University); Dr Li Li (University of Exeter) Website

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May 2019 Manchester Metropolitan University On the interplay of language, hospitality and social justice: interdisciplinary threads Dr Khawla Badwan

Dr Samantha Wilkinson

Dr John Bellamy

June /July 2019 University of Central Lancashire Applied Linguistics and Transdisciplinary Impact: Critical Perspectives and Opportunities for Researcher Development Professor Michael Thomas

Dr Nicola Halenko

10th-11th July 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

8th – 9th April 2019 University of Leeds Blowing away the dust: Illuminating the value of practitioner research in Applied Linguistics Dr Loreto Aliaga

Dr Judith Hanks

Dr Harry Kuchah

Dr Laura Grassick

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



15-16 May


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


7-8 May


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


University of Warwick Research Perspectives on Listening in L1 and L2 Education Call for Papers
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