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LINGUIST List 22.1395

Thu Mar 24 2011

Calls: Applied Linguistics/United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Dawn Knight , 44th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics

Message 1: 44th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics
Date: 24-Mar-2011
From: Dawn Knight <Dawn.Knightnottingham.ac.uk>
Subject: 44th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics
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Full Title: 44th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics
Short Title: BAAL

Date: 01-Sep-2011 - 03-Sep-2011
Location: Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Dawn Knight
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.baal.org.uk/baal_conf.html

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 05-Apr-2011

Meeting Description:

BAAL 2011 will be held at the University of the West of England Bristol (UWE). The conference will be organised by the Department of English, Linguistics and Communication with the support of the Bristol Centre for Linguistics (BCL). The Department has hosted a wide variety of conferences over the past ten years, including the Sociolinguistics Symposium, the Bilingualism Symposium and the Annual conference of the Association for French Language Studies. Most recently the first three-day conference on Meaning and Interaction (i-Mean) was held at UWE in April 2009.

BAAL 2011 will take place at Frenchay Campus, the main University Campus which lies about four miles north of Bristol city centre. Buses to the campus take around 10 minutes away from Bristol Parkway Train Station, which is a short journey from the main Temple Meads station. There are also good links to Bristol International Airport from various national and international destinations. We are confident Bristol will also do its best to contribute to a memorable conference. Located in the South West of England, Bristol is a very energetic a quirky city, which was one of six cities shortlisted for the European Capital of culture in 2008. Bristol enjoys a unique location close to the coast and countryside and is within a 2 hour train journey of London (120 miles from West London). There is a lot to see and do in this wonderful city, check out our website to get a taste of some of Bristol's highlights, such as Brunel’s Suspension Bridge over the Avon Gorge and the SS Great Britain!

Plenary Speakers:

Diane Larsen-Freeman (University of Michigan)
Guy Cook (Open University)
Rick Iedema (University of Technology, Sydney)

BAALEC Inivted Colloquia:

Systemic Functional Linguistics (Convenor: Carolin Coffin)
Clinical Linguistics (Convenor: Lixian Jin)

Conference Organisers:

Jeanine Treffers-Daller (Jeanine.Treffers-Dalleruwe.ac.uk)
School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, UWE
Tel: +44 (0) 117 32 82390

Jo Angouri (Jo.Angouriuwe.ac.uk)
School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, UWE
Tel: +44 (0) 117 32 85397

Conference Support: contact registrationinanyevent-uk.com
Conference webpage: in development- see http://www.baal.org.uk for further details

Call for Papers:

Abstracts are welcome in any area of Applied Linguistics, should be interesting and innovative in some way, and should be of scholarly and academically good quality and indicate clearly objectives, method(s), and results where appropriate. Abstracts which address the conference theme will be particularly welcome.

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: 5 April 2011

Please go to the BAAL conferences webpage to submit your abstract and follow the steps below (this works best in Internet Explorer 5.5 or better): http://www.baal.org.uk_confs.html

1. Click on 'submit an abstract to BAAL 2011 here' and register with the system. Make sure to save your details in case you want to amend your submission later. You will be sent an e-mail about successful registration and submission guidelines, the latter of which you are free to ignore if you are familiar with online abstract submission.

2. Go back to the abstract submission page, log in to the submission system and start the submission process (you will have to answer a maximum of ten questions). An e-mail confirmation of receipt of abstract will be sent to you immediately. Your contact details will be included in the book of abstracts unless you opt out during the submission process.

If you are unable to submit your abstract online, contact Dawn Knight at Dawn.Knightnottingham.ac.uk.


- Title in Times New Roman 12 (do not use all caps, no bold print)
- Text 300 words maximum (including references, if any)
- Times New Roman 12
- Align text left, single-spaced
- Do not use any special fonts, such as bold print or caps (italics fine)
- Do NOT add tables, photos, or diagrams to your abstract
- Do NOT indent your paragraphs, leave one space between paragraphs instead

Abstract Type:

Indicate the type of abstract that you are submitting during the submission process: individual presentation for parallel sessions or a SIG track, poster, or colloquium.

Individual Presentation for the Parallel Sessions:

Individual papers have 25 minutes: 20 for the presentation, 5 for questions.

Individual Presentation for a Special Interest Group (SIG) Track:

If you believe your paper is of interest to a SIG track, you may want to submit it to one of the SIG tracks (all individuals, whether or not officially SIG members, are eligible). The SIG may then wish to include your paper in a track at the annual meeting. Submitting your abstract to a SIG track may or may not lead to your paper being included in a SIG track and has no impact on abstract acceptance to the conference. BAAL has ten Special Interest Groups. They are (1) UK Linguistic Ethnography Forum, (2) Corpus Linguistics, (3) Psycholinguistics, (4) Multimodality, (5) Language Learning and Teaching, (6) Language in Africa, (7) Gender and Language, (8) Vocabulary Studies, (9) Testing, Evaluation and Assessment, and (10) Intercultural Communication.


We strongly encourage the submission of abstracts for posters. We aim to raise the profile of posters at our conference since we value them as equal to other forms of presentation, and we believe that they tend to receive more feedback than individual papers. All posters will be listed in the book of abstracts, and there will be a dedicated area and time slot for discussion of poster presentations. There will also be a prize for best poster displayed at the conference. The winner will receive £50 and a book.

Proposed Colloquium Paper:

Colloquium introduction and individual papers within the colloquium must be submitted separately, due to technical constraints. The organiser of the colloquium should first submit colloquium title and introduction along with an overview of paper titles in the colloquium (max 450 words). The paper abstracts of the colloquium should then be submitted by the organiser one by one, entitled 'Paper X of colloquium title: paper title' followed by the abstract (max 300 words per abstract). Colloquia have half a day and a minimum of four papers. Colloquia proposers should plan their half day in four slots, in step with the individual paper slots. If they wish to have a larger number of papers, they may fit two papers into what would normally be a single slot. Colloquia papers should cohere. The order of the papers should not be changed after acceptance.


During the abstract submission process, you will be asked to indicate whether you want to apply for a scholarship. If so, choose the scholarship you want to apply for and write a short paragraph (max. 200 words) explaining why you are applying for one of the scholarships.

BAAL offers ten UK student scholarships to postgraduate students based in the UK. The scholarships cover the registration fee. BAAL also offers two International Scholarships, one of which is the Chris Brumfit International Scholarship. These are worth £1,000, which goes towards registration, accommodation, meals and travel.

All presenters have to be BAAL members by the time they register for the conference.

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