LINGUIST List 26.969

Tue Feb 17 2015

Calls: Applied Linguistics/UK

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 15-Feb-2015
From: Alex Ho-Cheong Leung <>
Subject: BAAL 2015 - 48th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics
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Full Title: BAAL 2015 - 48th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics
Short Title: BAAL 2015

Date: 03-Sep-2015 - 05-Sep-2015
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Alex Ho-Cheong Leung
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2015

Meeting Description:

BAAL 2015 - 48th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics

BAAL 2015 will be held at Aston University in the heart of Birmingham. It is organised by CfL (Centre for Forensic Linguistics), CLERA (Centre for Language Education Research at Aston) and InterLanD (Interdisciplinary Research into Language and Diversity) and hosted by the School of Languages and Social Sciences.

Aston is ideally situated for all the Second City has to offer in culture, shopping and entertainment. You can listen to world-class music at Symphony Hall, explore a unique collection of Pre-Raphaelite art at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, and enjoy classic and contemporary drama at the newly-refurbished Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Or why not visit the recently-opened Library of Birmingham, voted Britain's favourite new building? Birmingham is famous for its Bull Ring Shopping Centre, and home to exciting markets and the dazzling Jewellery Quarter. It has a great food scene, including the Balti Triangle and a wide range of eating options in the beautiful canal area. Conference accommodation is in the new Aston Conference Centre, within easy reach of all the conference events. We promise a memorable social programme to include our gala dinner at Aston Villa football ground and entertainment with a regional flavour.

Plenary Speakers:

Professor Adrian Blackledge (University of Birmingham, UK); Professor Angela Creese(University of Birmingham, UK); Professor Penelope Eckert (Stanford University, US); Professor Rick Iedema (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)

Local Organising Committee:

Any BAAL conference queries:
Dr Fiona Copland (
Dr Erika Darics (
Professor Tim Grant (

For more information, please visit: or
The conference webpage will be regularly updated.

2nd Call for Papers:

Submission Guidelines:

One definition of theoretical and linguistic creativity is when the rules of language are bent, distended or stretched to breaking point. Language is only creative when we break the rules: change grammatical order, use ingenious metaphors, puns and wordplay. Similarly, with linguistic theory. We only move on as a discipline when a theorist contests received wisdoms, entrenched paradigms, and established methods. The focus of this 'Breaking theory' conference is to critique current theories and, crucially, to engage in creating new ways of imagining, theorising and practising applied linguistics.

We especially welcome papers that question orthodox schools of thought in our field, and help us to think beyond them. As a profession, we will look to the future to speculate what the new directions in applied linguistics might be. Abstracts are welcome in any area of applied linguistics and should be interesting and innovative in some way. They should be scholarly and of 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: 31 March 2015

Follow all the Conference 2015 news on our webpage, on Facebook and on Twitter #baal2015.

The conference webpage will be regularly updated.

Page Updated: 17-Feb-2015