Invited Colloquia

Language use and linguistic diversity in global peripheral youth cultures: Popular culture and social media
Organizer: Sender Dovchin, Curtin University

Political economy of language learning: Beyond neoliberal commodification
Organizer: Joseph Sung-Yul Park, National University of Singapore

Race, Identity and dialect in the Spanish language classroom
Organizers: Glenn Martinez, Ohio State University, & Kimberly Geeslin, Indiana University

Twenty-first century families: Connecting multilingualism, kinship, gender, and sexuality
Organizer: Lyn Wright, University of Memphis

Re-articulations of language, race, and place in transregional settler colonialism
Organizer: Patricia Baquedano-Lopez, University of California, Berkeley

Neuroscience of second language acquisition: Opportunities and challenges

Organizers: Hyeonjeong Jeong, Tohoku University & Ping Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Learning languages with specific learning difficulties in the 21st century: Perspectives of identification, achievement, assessment and teacher education

Organizer: Judit Kormos, Lancaster University

Advances in the study of semiotic repertoires: Mobilities, modalities, spatialities
Organizer: Annelies Kusters, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Applied linguistics research in a post-COVID world: Examining five areas of focus and how the new world order will affect them
Organizers: Meg Malone, Georgetown University & Shondel Nero, New York University

Degrees of difficulty to learn an additional language: the role of typological distinctions and linguistic distances between the languages involved
Organizers: Job Schepens, Freie University; Frans van der Slik, Radboud University; and R. van Hout, Radboud University

JOINT SESSIONS


Construct definition in interpreter testing (ILTA@AAAL)
Organizer: Helen Slatyer, Macquarie University, Sydney

Regional organizations in applied linguistics: The power of multilingual perspectives (AILA@AAAL)
Organizers: Laura Gurzynski-Weiss, Indiana University, Kyria Finardi, Federal University of Espirito Santo (UFES), Brazil, and Daniel Perrin, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

Researching and practicing SFL pedagogies in L2 education: Making SFL accessible (NASFLA@AAAL)
Organizer: Marianna Ryshina-Pankova, Georgetown University

Language program direction: Current and future trends (AAUSC@AAAL)
Organizers: Carl Blyth, University of Texas - Austin, Kate Paesani, University of Minnesota, & Johanna Watzinger-Tharp, University of Utah

Language learning beyond English in Europe: Why it matters (EuroSLA@AAAL)
Organizer: Clare Wright, University of Leeds