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Full Title: 47th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics

Short Title: BAAL 2014
Location: University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
Start Date: 04-Sep-2014 - 06-Sep-2014
Contact: Alex Ho-Cheong Leung
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Meeting URL: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/research/conferences/baal_2014/
Meeting Description: 47th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics
Learning, Working and Communicating in a Global Context

4-6 September 2014
University of Warwick, Coventry

This year's conference is organised by the Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick. Warwick is a modern campus university that is currently rated as 3rd in the world in the Quacquarelli Symonds ranking of the top 50 universities under 50 years old. Set in a leafy, self-contained campus, the venue is ideally located within ten minutes from Coventry railway station and central to England’s motorway network with easy access to the M1, M6, M40 and M42. Birmingham airport is 45 minutes away by train. The campus is easily accessible by car and there are regular buses to local tourist attractions such as Kenilworth Castle, Warwick Castle and Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon. We promise a memorable social programme which will include our gala dinner and entertainment.

Plenary Speakers:

Suresh Canagarajah, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Michael Haugh, Griffith University, Australia

Local organising committee:

Ms Tilly Harrison (Tilly.Harrison@warwick.ac.uk)
Dr Stephanie Schnurr (S.Schnurr@warwick.ac.uk)
Dr Sue Wharton (Sue.Wharton@warwick.ac.uk)
Dr Jo Angouri (J.Angouri@warwick.ac.uk)

LL Issue: 25.970

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