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Full Title: 10th Annual Conference of the BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG

      
Short Title: BAAL LLT SIG
Location: University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Start Date: 03-Jul-2014 - 04-Jul-2014
Contact: Louise Williams
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.baal.org.uk/sig_learn_teach.html
Meeting Description: Recognizing complexity in language learning and teaching
Hosted by the School of Education, University of Leeds

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Professor Adrian Holliday, Canterbury Christ Church University
Dr Sarah Mercer, Karl-Franzen University Graz, Austria
Professor Pauline Foster, St Mary’s University College Twickenham

Registration:

Conference registration will open in the spring of 2014. Conference fees (subject to confirmation at opening of registration) are likely to be:

BAAL members: £135.00
Non-BAAL members: £155.00
Student/unwaged: £110.00
Conference dinner: £35.00

Bed & breakfast accommodation at less than £40/night will be available on campus.

For Sporting Linguists:

Stay till the Saturday to watch Le Grand Départ from Leeds city centre as the Tour de France comes to Yorkshire!

General enquiries should be addressed to Martin Lamb m.v.lamb@education.leeds.ac.uk, Richard Badger r.g.badger@education.leeds.ac.uk, or James Simpson j.e.b.simpson@education.leeds.ac.uk.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
LL Issue: 25.843


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