Call for Papers: 46th Annual Meeting of BAAL, Edinburgh, 5-7 Sept 2013

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The 46th Annual Meeting of BAAL, “Opening New Lines Of Communication In Applied Linguistics”, will take place at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, on 5-7 September 2013 and is organised by the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies.

Conference theme1

Over the last number of decades, research in the area of applied linguistics has been transformed by an increasing focus on the social, cultural and linguistic changes brought about by globalisation, increased mobility and transnational flows, new technologies and a changing political and economic landscape. These changes have had major implications for the ways in which we conceptualise the relationship between language and society in the twenty-first century. A new communicative order has emerged in which we find new types of speakers, new forms of language and new modes of communication. The conference theme ‘Opening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics’ addresses the challenges and opportunities that this new communicative order presents in the field of applied linguistics. To understand the complexity of this new (socio)linguistic reality, the conference explores new lines of communication between sub-disciplines within and beyond the field of applied linguistics.

Plenary Speakers

Kathryn Woolard, University of California, San Diego
Jannis Androutsopoulos, Universität Hamburg
Svenja Adolphs, University of Nottingham

Call for Papers:

Abstracts are welcome in any area of Applied Linguistics, should be interesting and innovative in some way, and should be of scholarly and academically good quality and indicate clearly objectives, method(s), and results where appropriate. Abstracts which address the conference theme will be particularly welcome.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 1 March 2013

For more information, go to the conference website.

Aston University will host the 48th Meeting of BAAL on 3-5 September, 2015.

1 Text taken from the conference website

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