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Full Title: British Association for Applied Linguistics

      
Short Title: BAAL
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Start Date: 05-Sep-2013 - 07-Sep-2013
Contact: Bernadette O'Rourke
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.sml.hw.ac.uk/departments/languages-intercultural-studies/baal-2013.htm
Meeting Description: British Association for Applied Linguistics
Opening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics

Over the last number of decades, research in the area of applied linguistics has been transformed by an increasing focus on the social, cultural and linguistic changes brought about by globalisation, increased mobility and transnational flows, new technologies and a changing political and economic landscape. These changes have had major implications for the ways in which we conceptualise the relationship between language and society in the twenty-first century. A new communicative order has emerged in which we find new types of speakers, new forms of language and new modes of communication. The conference theme ‘Opening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics’ addresses the challenges and opportunities that this new communicative order presents in the field of applied linguistics. To understand the complexity of this new (socio)linguistic reality, the conference explores new lines of communication between sub-disciplines within and beyond the field of applied linguistics.

Keynote Speakers:

Kathryn Woolard, University of California, San Diego
Jannis Androutsopoulos, Universität Hamburg
Svenja Adolphs, University of Nottingham

BAAL 2013 will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland’s inspiring and dynamic capital. This year’s conference is organised by the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies at Heriot-Watt University. Set in secluded parkland seven miles west of Edinburgh, the venue is ideally located within ten minutes from Edinburgh Airport and central to Scotland’s motorway network with easy access to Glasgow and the north. The campus is easily accessible by car and there is a regular bus service to the city centre. We promise a memorable social programme which include our gala dinner and céilidh in the Scottish Cafe and Restaurant at the Scottish National Galleries.
Linguistic Subfield: Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.1127


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