American Association for Applied Linguistics

2012 AAAL Conference

March 24 - 27, 2012

See what we did last year - Download the 2011 Conference Program

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Conference 2012 Theme: Interdisciplinarity

“The world is like a Mask dancing. If you want to see it well, you do not stand in one place.” (Chinua Achebe, Arrow of God)

Hotel reservation link and registration coming in Fall 2011.

All conference functions will be held at the host hotel.

Sheraton Boston
39 Dalton Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02199
Phone: 617-236-2000

2012 Plenary Speakers

* Mary Bucholtz, University of California, Santa Barbara
“Race and Research in Applied Linguistics”
* Kris Gutierrez, University of Colorado, Boulder
“The Impact of New Forms of Mediation on Student and Teacher Learning”
* Philip Resnik , University of Maryland
“The Linguistics of Spin: A Computational Linguist’s Forays into Social Science”
* Cristina Rodriguez, New York University
“Language Acquisition among Immigrants: Can the Law Make a Difference?”
* Dan Slobin, University of California, Berkeley
“The Language You Speak can Affect What You Focus on in Recounting and Remembering Events”

2012 Invited Colloquia

* Cosmopolitan Literacies for a Global World: The Re-Imagining of Self and Other
(Organizer: Glynda Hull)
* New Directions in Conversation Analysis Research on L2
(Organizer: Irene Koshik)
* Learning Foreign Languages in an Age of Globalization
(Organizer: Claire Kramsch)
* Age and Second Language Learning
(Organizer: Carmen Munõz)
* Language Tests and Language Policy: The Case of Aviation English
(Organizer: Tim McNamara)
* Migration, Multilingualism and Patient Centered Health Care in Urban European Contexts
(Organizer: Stef Slembrouck)

Professional Service Session

To arrange informal meetings for those who wish to get together to discuss particular topics, please contact the AAAL 2012 Conference Planner. Such sessions include meetings with journal editors on how to get published, editorial board meetings, and other networking opportunities. Efforts will be made to find a time and space for the meeting. Please submit these requests no later than August 12, 2011.

 Session Chairing 

All paper presenters should be prepared to chair a session at the conference. After the conference program goes online presenters will receive an email from the organizing committee assigning them a session (3-5 papers) to chair. Every effort will be made to assign presenters to chair sessions which include papers from their strand on a day contiguous to that of their own presentation (the day before, the same day, or the day after).

Student Volunteers

Graduate students who volunteer for one 4-6 hour shift at the registration desk will receive free conference registration. Link to volunteer is not yet open. Check back soon for the link. Volunteers, please look for an email letting you know when you are scheduled to work.

To search for a roommate at conference, etc. please utilize the forum.

Please note: You must be a member of AAAL in order to volunteer.

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