LINGUIST List 26.3024

Wed Jun 24 2015

Calls: Applied Ling, Lang Acquisition, Sociolinguistics/Austria

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 24-Jun-2015
From: Martin Stegu <>
Subject: 13th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness
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Full Title: 13th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness
Short Title: ALA 2016

Date: 19-Jul-2016 - 22-Jul-2016
Location: Vienna, Austria
Contact Person: Martin Stegu
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2015

Meeting Description:

Conference of the Association for Language Awareness (ALA 2016)
Languages for Life: Educational, Professional and Social Contexts
WU Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
July 19-22, 2016

Please visit our website ( for more information.
For further inquiries you can contact us by email (

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Veronika Koller (Lancaster University)
Almut Köster (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Aneta Pavlenko (Temple University)
Dennis Preston (Oklahoma State University) (Eric Hawkins Lecture)

Conference Venue:

ALA 2016 will be held at the WU, one of the major business universities of Europe ( The new campus of the WU, completed in 2013, sets new standards with regard to the construction of universities ( It lies at the heart of Vienna and is easily accessible by public transport. The campus’ modern architecture and numerous convenient facilities make this an attractive area to explore, while the ‘Prater’-Park adjacent to the campus affords the opportunity to relax and unwind. Further information about the venue, travel arrangements and accommodation is available on our website:

Call for Papers:

WU (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien) is calling for proposals for papers and posters for the conference ALA 2016. The submission deadline for both is 15 November 2015.

We welcome abstracts that address any aspects of research on language awareness. In accordance with the conference theme, submissions are encouraged to focus on the state of the art, on challenges and future avenues of research related to the following fields:

A. Language Awareness in Language Learning and Language Teaching
B. Language Awareness in the Workplace and Business
C. Language Awareness and Awareness of (New/Social) Media and Literacies
D. Language Awareness, Intercultural Awareness, Communication Awareness
E. Critical Language Awareness
F. Awareness and Attitudes concerning Languages and Varieties

Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts must be submitted at and may not exceed 300 words (excluding references). Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts if at least one of these is co-authored. The abstracts will be reviewed anonymously and notification of acceptance will be sent at the beginning of 2016. General registration will open in December 2015.

The language of the conference is predominantly English, but contributions in other languages will also be considered. In such cases, PowerPoints or other visual materials should be in English or bilingual. Please choose the language which best suits your needs as well as those of the audience. All abstracts must be submitted in English, even if this will not be the language of the presentation. The title should be provided in the original language with an English translation in brackets, if applicable.

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