The 46th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) will take place in Edinburgh, on 5th – 7th September 2013. The theme of this year’s conference is “Opening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics’. Plenery speakers will include Kathryn Woolard (University of California, San Diego), Jannis Androutsopoulos (Universität Hamburg) and Svenja Adolphs (University of Nottingham).
Abstracts, particularly those addressing the conference theme, are invited for individual presentation in parallel sessions or a SIG tracks, posters, or colloquia. Individual papers will be given 25 minutes (20 minutes for the presentation followed by 5 minutes for Q&A). SIG-track papers should fall into one of the following categories: (1) UK Linguistic Ethnography Forum, (2) Corpus Linguistics, (3) Multimodality, (4) Language Learning and Teaching, (5) Language in Africa, (6) Gender and Language, (7) Vocabulary Studies, (8) Testing, Evaluation and Assessment, and (9) Intercultural Communication. Colloquia will be allocated half a day, and must include a minimum of four papers. The colloquium proposal and abstracts for the papers should be submitted separately. The abstracts should be no longer than 300 words (450 for colloquium proposals), written in Times New Roman 12, left aligned, single-spaced and without any special fonts, tables, photos, diagrams or indentation. The deadline for abstract submission is 1 March 2013.
Four full conference scholarships (covering registration, accommodation, meals and travel expenses) are offered by BAAL for students and early career researchers (i.e. those within 2 years of PhD completion), and additional funds will be available from the ‘Chris Brumfit’ scholarship. After their abstract is accepted, interested participants will be required to explain (in 100 words) why they feel they should be considered for an award. Two references, and a list of other conferences attended and awards received should also be submitted.