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AAALetter - September 2015
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The Newsletter of the American Association for Applied Linguistics

September 2015
Volume 27, Number 3

Table of Contents

  1. From the President: Going Social
    AAAL has taken the social (media) turn. Finally, I might add.
    This is not to say that AAAL has not had any online presence. Tech savvy members and conference participants have already been using various forms of social media to connect with one another—before, during and after AAAL conferences. Yet, until recently, AAAL itself had not been playing an active role in facilitating interactions through the social media. Read More

  2. Update on the 2016 AAAL Conference
    We are getting very excited about the 2016 Conference, which will take place at the Hilton Orlando Hotel from April 9 to 12. The conference chair, Kathi Baily made a site visit to the hotel in July and was very impressed with the staff and the setting as a conference venue. The proposal submission process closed at 11:59 PM, Pacific Daylight Time on Wednesday, August 19, and the reviewing of over 1,700 proposals submitted is in full swing. Read More

  3. 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop
    We are very excited to be offering AAAL’s first preconference workshops next year in Orlando. The two all-day workshops, led by Stefan Th. Gries and Johannes Wagner, are being held on Friday, April 8, the day before the conference begins. Registration, which will start in October, is open to everyone, although space is limited. Read More

  4. Member Spotlight: Laura Collins (1998 GSA Recipient)

    As you may recall, our June issue included a report submitted by the Fund for Applied Linguistics (FFAL) Board of Trustees about their recent survey and interviews with the past recipients of the Graduate Student Awards. Starting this issue, AAALetter will feature a member whose achievement was recognized by different awards offered by the organization. Our first member to be introduced in this column is Laura Collins from Concordia University in Montreal. Read More

  5. 2015 AAAL Election Results
    Many thanks to the 2014-2015 Nominating Committee (Naoko Taguchi, Chair; Patricia Duff; Gabrielle Kasper; Keiko Koda; and Constant Leung) for recruiting a strong slate of candidates. 262 members of AAAL voted in this year’s election. The article introduces the profiles of the elected members. Read More

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