LINGUIST List 24.1336

Tue Mar 19 2013

Calls: Applied Ling, Discourse Analysis, Text/Corpus Ling, Socioling, General Ling/UK

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 18-Mar-2013
From: Karolina Placzynta <>
Subject: North West Applied Linguistics MA Conference
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Full Title: North West Applied Linguistics MA Conference Short Title: NWAL Conference
Date: 06-Jun-2013 - 06-Jun-2013 Location: Manchester, United Kingdom Contact Person: Karolina Placzynta
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 19-Apr-2013

Meeting Description:

North West Applied Linguistics MA Conference
Manchester Metropolitan University
Sponsored by the Department of Languages, Information and Communications and the MA in Applied Linguistics at MMU
6 June 2013

Manchester Metropolitan University is hosting a Masters conference on 6 June. The first ever NWAL Conference aims to provide current MA students from the North West of England with an environment to present their research in the area of Applied Linguistics.

We are pleased to announce Dr Derek Bousfield and Dr Rob Drummond as keynote speakers.

The registration fee is £5. For registration details and more information, please visit our websites: (under construction)

or email us at:

Call for Papers:

We invite MA students to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations on topics related to any of the following areas of interest:

Accents, dialects and varieties of English
Bilingualism and multilingualism
Community languages Corpus linguistics Critical Discourse Analysis Intercultural communication
Language and gender
Language and identity
Language education
Language variation and change

The oral presentations should be 20 minutes in length, plus 10 minutes for comments and questions.

The abstracts should be 400 words and should be submitted in .doc or .pdf format. They should include the title, the main focus of the paper, methodology, general findings and key references.

To submit your entry, please follow the link, which will guide you through the submission process. You will be asked to provide a title and authors, and to choose the type of presentation (oral/poster) and area of interest.

The event is organised by students, for students, however the abstracts will be reviewed by an academic panel.

Important Dates:

19 April: Deadline for the submission of abstracts and posters
6 May: Speakers confirmed
13 May: Deadline for registration
6 June: The day of the conference

Page Updated: 19-Mar-2013