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2016 Pre-Conference Workshop

Thursday, August 27, 2015  
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We are very excited to be offering AAAL’s first preconference workshops next year in Orlando. This initiative has evolved under the past several leadership teams of AAAL, with the goal of developing other forums for professional development in addition to the conference. The two all-day workshops 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. Graduate students benefit from a lower registration rate.

The topics for the workshops were developed based on a 2014 survey of the AAAL membership and focus on research methodology.

University of California Santa Barbara professor, Stefan Th. Gries, familiarizes participants with the statistical programming language R which is increasingly used in multiple areas of applied linguistics including corpus, cognitive and computational linguistics.



Johannes Wagner, Professor of Communication at the University of Southern Denmark, leads participants in an exploration of what Conversation Analysis (CA) can reveal about the ways in which second language users deploy their conversational resources for interactional purposes.


We hope you will be able to join us for this innovative new addition to our AAAL offerings. More details regarding the workshops can be found by following the links in the text above. The opening of the registration will be announced by an email alert to the members.

—Lucy Pickering, Texas A&M University-Commerce

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