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AAALetter - June 2016
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The Newsletter of the American Association for Applied Linguistics

June 2016
Volume 28, Number 2

Table of Contents

  1. From the President: The Elephant on the Patio
    he AAAL president, Kathleen M. Bailey, reflects back on the Orlando conference that she chaired, and discusses her goals for this coming – to build on the efforts of her predecessors in realizing AAAL’s strategic plan and to continue to promote the concept of “Applied Linguistics Applied” – the 2016 conference theme. Read More.

  2. Report from the AAAL 2017 Conference Chair, Tim McNamara
    The 2017 AAAL conference chair, Tim McNamara, shares some highlights of the conference to be held in Portland, Oregon on March 18-21, 2017. This is going to be the third time for AAAL to be held in Portland, but there are a number of new features for this 2017 conference, organized around the theme of “Applied Linguistics and Transdisciplinarity”. Read More.

  3. Greetings from the Graduate Student Council!
    The transition of the AAAL Graduate Student Council (GSC) Steering Committee was completed at the 2016 AAAL conference held in Orlando, Florida. The new GSC Steering Committee, co-chaired by Lindsey Kurtz and Mengying Liu, will continue to work to best serve the interests of the AAAL graduate student members worldwide. Read More.

  4. Member Spotlight: Phillip Hamrick (2013 GSA Recipient)
    The third member to be featured in this column is Phillip Hamrick, Assistant Professor at Kent State University, who received the 2013 Graduate Student Award. He shares his reflection on the 2013 conference and discusses how the award has helped him launch his post-graduate career. To support our graduate student travel awards with a donation to the FFAL, click here. Read More.

  5. New members of the leadership team
    embers of the Executive and Standing Committees change every spring. The article introduces newly appointed chairs of the Standing Committees. On a related note, please remember to cast your vote for this month’s election! Read More.

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