LINGUIST List 29.955

Wed Feb 28 2018

Calls: Applied Ling, Discipline of Ling, Pragmatics, Text/Corpus Ling, Translation /Australia

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 28-Feb-2018
From: Mark Fraser <>
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; Discipline of Linguistics; Pragmatics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-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.

2nd Call for Papers:

ubmissions Open: 8 February 2018
Submissions Close: 15 April 2018
Early Bird Registration Closes: 1 July 2018

Australian Eastern Standard Time

You are invited to make a submission to present at the Applied Linguistics Association Australia (ALAA) Conference 2018, the theme this year is ‘Engaging with Diversity’.

Choose your strand:

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:

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
Enquiries: [email protected]

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