AAAL 2021 Open Access Content

AAAL is pleased to provide access to the 2021 plenary, keynote, and DSSA award-winner speakers (in alphabetical order). Information about speakers, abstracts, and links to recorded talks can be found below. The Online Education and Outreach Committee (OEOC) will be hosting interactive conversations in the months ahead with some of these speakers. Details coming soon.

2021 Plenary Speakers

Rodney Jones,
University of Reading
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Who broke the Internet? And who can fix it? Digital literacies in the age of the algorithm


Ute Römer,
Georgia State University
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Applied corpus linguistics for language acquisition, pedagogy, and beyond



Jonathan Rosa, Stanford University
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Never enough language/Language is never enough: Raciolinguistic perspectives on applied linguistic theories of change 


Ema Ushioda, University of Warwick
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Motivation research and the multilingual turn: Taking a more critical orientation


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Lynda Yates, Macquarie University

Getting the balance right: Language learning in and for the contemporary workplace



2021 Keynote Speakers

Onowa McIvor, University of Victoria
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Indigenous language revitalization and applied linguistics: Paralleled histories, shared futures? What can we learn from each other?


Suhanthie Motha, University of Washington
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Is an antiracist and decolonizing applied linguistics possible? Connecting the past to the future



DSSA Lecture

Kathleen M. Bailey, 
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Lessons Learned: 40 Years of Applying Applied Linguistics