LINGUIST List 29.783

Fri Feb 16 2018

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Australia

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 13-Feb-2018
From: Michael Burri <>
Subject: 2018 Applied Linguistics Association of Australia Conference
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Full Title: 2018 Applied Linguistics Association of Australia Conference
Short Title: ALAA

Date: 26-Nov-2018 - 28-Nov-2018
Location: Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Contact Person: Honglin Chen
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2018

Meeting Description:

The Applied Linguistics landscape is rapidly changing due to the diversity of social, political and educational issues. The theme of the conference – Engaging Diversity: Making Sense of Key Issues in Applied Linguistics – provides a forum for discussing how the discipline can respond effectively to the challenges and opportunities afforded in local and global contexts. Join scholars, language professionals, and interested community members in the 2018 Applied Linguistics Association of Australia conference to be held at the University of Wollongong in Australia.

Call for Papers:

We are inviting abstracts in any area of Applied Linguistics that is interesting and innovative. The quality of your abstract should be scholarly and academically good with clear objectives, research design, and results where appropriate.

Abstract submissions in the following strands are most welcome:

- Bilingual and multilingual education
- Community languages
- Corpus linguistics
- Critical pedagogies
- Discourse analysis
- Early learners and language acquisition
- Language and gender
- Language and identity
- Language and mobility
- Language and power
- Language and technology
- Language for specific purposes
- Language maintenance
- Language planning and policy
- Language testing and assessment
- Literacy skills
- Pragmatics and rhetorics
- Research methodology in applied linguistics
- Second and additional language acquisition
- Second/foreign language pedagogy
- Teacher education and cognition
- Translation and interpretation

Choose your presentation:

​Oral Presentations:

30 minutes (20 minutes presentation, 5 minutes Q&A and 5 minutes transition time). An abstract of 300 words should be submitted, including the title, author(s) and affiliations.

Workshops / Colloquia:

60 minutes (including Q&A and transition time). Aimed at providing opportunities for panel and audience participation, or shared presentations, interaction and discussion around a theme or topic. A general summary with abstracts of 300 words for individual presentations to be submitted.​

Poster Presentations:

We value poster presentations and encourage submissions from those who prefer an alternative to presenting interesting and innovative research activities. All posters will be on display throughout the conference as well as having dedicated author presentation/Q&A times. All posters are to be in A0 in size, displayed as portrait or landscape, and printed by the author/presenter. An abstract of 150-200 words should be submitted, including the title, author(s) and affiliations.​

Lightning Talks:

Presenters have 5 minutes to present an introduction to a topic or idea about their research. Presenters are limited to using 3-5 slides. We encourage higher degree research students to submit an abstract to present on their research. Each session will comprise of 5-6 presenters. The theme of the Lightning talks is Challenges I face as a researcher. An abstract of 150-200 words should be submitted, including the title, author(s) and affiliations.

​Submission Requirements:

- Titles: 10 words or less
- Submitted and presented in English
- Title, author(s) and affiliations
- Do not use abbreviations in your text
- Only one table, charts or other graphic should be included in the abstract
- The Program Committee reserves the right to decide on the final allocation and presentation format
- After submitting your abstract, you will receive a confirmation email
- Please note that the final acceptance of a proposal requires the registration of the presenting author
- You will be notified of your acceptance by 1 May 2018
- Submit using the web interface at .


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