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2nd Language Policy Forum (British Association of Applied Linguistics)

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 12:00 AM (EDT) to Friday, May 31, 2019 at 1:00 AM (EDT)

Event Details

Call for Papers: 2nd Language Policy Forum (British Association of Applied Linguistics), Edinburgh, 30-31 May 2019
Following our highly successful inaugural conference in 2018 - where delegates from over 20 countries met over two days - we are delighted to welcome submissions for our second annual conference.

Theme: ‘Lenses, layers and entry points’
When: 30-31 May, 2019
Where: George Square, The University of Edinburgh, UK

Plenary speaker(s):
Professor Helen Kelly-Holmes (University of Limerick)
Professor Constant Leung (King’s College London)

Call for Papers
The deadline for submissions is extended until Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Language Policy Forum 2019 invites scholars, practitioners and others to explore various lenses available to us to understand the multiple layers of language policy processes. Whether an image, a discourse, a practice or an ideology, language policy can be approached via different entry points. These call for different analytical lenses, which in turn shed light on different layers of language policy. This is the Language Policy Forum, a forum for all research about language policy.

The Language Policy special interest group ( exists to enable such broad and inclusive dialogue. We are open to a wide diversity of fields, including (but by no means limited to) sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, linguistic ethnography, linguistic anthropology, political philosophy, economics, education studies, globalisation and migration studies.

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We hope to see you in Edinburgh!