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Call for Papers: 49th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics
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The 49th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics will be hosted by Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge on 1–3 September 2016.

1/1/2016 to 3/1/2016
When: Friday, January 1, 2016
Where: United States

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The 49th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics will be hosted by Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge on 1–3 September 2016.

Conference theme: Taking stock of Applied Linguistics – Where are we now?
At the time of the Annual Meeting of BAAL in 2016 we will be one and a half decades into the new millennium. The new millennium brought many trends and changes in applied linguistics, for example the increasing use of interdisciplinary approaches in the field, interest in corpus-based studies, the use of new media as data sources and as new environments of communication – which in turn developed new ways of communicating and influenced language. At the same time, processes that have started in the old millennium are continuing to develop and influence the field, such as globalisation, migration and its implications on how languages are used. Looking at the past and present, and understanding the developments of the field, will enable us to move confidently into the future, and to continue to make valuable contributions to society.

Keynote Speakers
Ingrid Piller (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia) Devyani Sharma (Queen Mary University of London, UK) Jean-Marc Dewaele (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)
S. Pit Corder Lecture
Jan Hulstijn (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

Call for Papers and Submission Guidelines Abstracts are welcome in any area of Applied Linguistics and should present original research. Abstracts which address the conference theme will be particularly welcome.

To submit your abstract:
Please go to the BAAL2016 submission page on Easy Abstracts to submit your abstract: On the abstract submission page, log in to the submission system and start the submission process. An e-mail confirmation of receipt of abstract will be sent to you immediately. Your contact details will be included in the book of abstracts unless you opt out during the submission process.

FORMAT: Text 300 words maximum (including references, if any). Do not use any special fonts, such as bold print or caps. Do NOT add tables, photos, or diagrams to your abstract. Do NOT indent your paragraphs, leave one space between paragraphs instead.

Type of presentation:
Special interest group (SIG) track

BAAL offers 4 full scholarships at every annual conference. The scholarships are open to students and early career researchers, with the latter defined as being within 2 years of PhD completion. In addition, BAAL also offers one Chris Brumfit student/early career scholarship which is usually targeted at delegates from outside Britain who would not otherwise have funds to do so to attend the BAAL Annual Meeting. Candidates wishing to apply for either scholarship should submit an abstract in the usual way, indicating clearly on their submission that they wish to be considered for a scholarship. For more information on the scholarships and the selection process see:

Poster prize - A prize will be given to the best poster presented at the conference. The local organising committee will select poster prize judges from the plenary speakers and leaders of invited colloquia. The winner receives £50.

The Richard Pemberton best postgraduate paper prize - The postgraduate development and liaison co-ordinator together with an ordinary member of the BAAL Executive Committee will draw up a shortlist and co-ordinate judges for the Richard Pemberton best postgraduate paper prize. The winner receives £50.


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