I first learned that linguistic knowledge mattered at the age of four. I began my academic career in a tough primary school in Paddington, London, where I was regularly bullied for my non-Cockney accent. When the bullying got too much, my parents moved me to a posh preparatory school in St. John's Wood, where I was regularly bullied because my accent was not upper class enough. ...Read more
We are pleased to announce the 18th International Conference of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics. It will be held from August 19 to August 20, 2013, at Ajou University in Suwon, Korea. The conference will be organized by the PAAL Korea (Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics Korea). The theme of the 18th Conference is Insights into Theory and Practice from Diverse Educational Perspectives.