LINGUIST List 30.4061

Fri Oct 25 2019

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Computational Linguistics/United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 23-Oct-2019
From: Mark Griffiths <>
Subject: BAAL TEASIG 2020
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Full Title: BAAL TEASIG 2020

Date: 27-Mar-2020 - 27-Mar-2020
Location: Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Mark Griffiths
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 22-Nov-2019

Meeting Description:

We are delighted to announce details of the BAAL TEASIG conference 2020, to be held at The Open University, Milton Keynes on Friday March 27, 2020.

It is time to consider some important questions such as how educational digitalisation has influenced the construct and nature of language assessment. What do and will teachers, students and stakeholders know and need to know about ‘new’ assessment in a digital age? What would be the best ways to communicate research outcomes and the rationales behind the design of future digital language assessments? Is it possible that test takers may be more assessment literate in a digital future than their teachers? Can the test designers keep up with the digital linguistic skills of the test takers themselves? What might the implications be for the digital assessment literacy of test providers?

The BAAL TEASIG conference aims to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to share their research outcomes on the topic and discuss good practices to promote assessment literacy in a digital age.

Call for Papers:

We invite proposals for this event related to the main theme and covering one or more of the sub-themes below:

- impact of digitalisation on language test constructs
- distance-learning and assessment
- new technologies in language assessment
- assessing young learners in a digital age
- technology use in language test validation
- consequences/washback of technology use in language assessment
- automated scoring and feedback
- malpractice detection using technology
- promoting language assessment literacy using technology
- understanding the digital skills and needs of future test-takers

We wish to invite submissions to either present a 20-minute paper or a present poster on the theme of 'Language assessment literacy in a digital age'.

For further details on the conference theme and subthemes and for guidance on how to submit your abstract, please follow the link:

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