Call for Papers: AAAL 2013

Applied Linguistics in a Globalizing World

The annual conference of the American Association of Applied Linguistics will be held on 16-19 March 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Plenary speakers include the following:

  • Lera Boroditsky (Stanford): How the Languages We Speak Shape the Ways We Think
  • William Hanks (UC Berkeley): To Make Themselves New Men: Translation and Conversion in Colonial Yucatan
  • Agnes Weiyun He (Stony Brook University): Language of the Heart and Heritage: A Tangled Tale
  • Monica Heller (Université de Toronto): Re-imagining Language in the Globalized New Economy: System, Resource, Practice
  • Brian MacWhinney (Carnegie Mellon): Embedded L2 Cyberlearning: A Modest Proposal
  • Srikant Sarangi (Cardiff University): Towards an Applied Linguistics of Professional Practice: Expertise with a Purpose

Invited Colloquia will include:

  • The Dark Side of Linguistic Diversity? (Pavlenko, A. & Duchene, A.)
  • Multimodal Discourse Analysis (Norris, S.)
  • Research-based Approaches to Low-literate ESL Learners: Where are We? Where do We Need to Go? (Tarone, E. & DeCapua, A.)
  • Wilga Rivers Pedagogy Colloquium: Dynamic Assessment (Lantolf, J. & Poehner, M.)
  • Bridging the Gap: Cognitive and Social Approaches in Applied Linguistics (Hulstijn, J.H. & Young, R.F.)
  • Language Learning Roundtable: Understanding and Using Languages in a Globalizing World (Hall, J.K)

Call for papers

This year’s conference will focus particularly on the role of applied linguistics in a globalising world, but submissions are welcome in any of the following topics:

  • Analysis of Discourse and Interaction
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Bilingual, Immersion, Heritage, and Minority Education
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Educational Linguistics
  • Language and Cognition
  • Language and Ideology
  • Language and Technology
  • Language Planning and Policy
  • Language, Culture and Socialization
  • Pragmatics
  • Reading, Writing, and Literacy
  • Second and Foreign Language Pedagogy
  • Second Language Acquisition, Language Acquisition, and Attrition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Text Analysis (Written Discourse)

Proposals for individual papers, posters, roundtable sessions and colloquia should be submitted online by 17 August 2012. Only one abstract may be submitted by any individual as first author. Additional submission guidelines and criteria of assessment are available for download here.

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