Invited Colloquia

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

Indigenous languages and decolonization
Organizers: Barbra Meek, University of Michigan, & Cherry Meyer, University of Chicago

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

Language program direction: Current and future trends (AAUSC@AAAL Joint Session)
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 Joint Session)
Organizer: Clare Wright, University of Leeds

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

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 Lee, Pennsylvania State 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

Construct definition in interpreter testing (ILTA@AAAL Joint Session)

Organizer: Helen Slatyer, Macquarie University, Sydney

Applied linguistics research in a post-COVID world
Organizers: Meg Malone, Georgetown University & Shondel Nero, New York University