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AILA Update

Tuesday, December 20, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jeff Connor-Linton
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AILA’s 2017 World Congress will take place July 23-28, 2017, in Rio de Janeiro, at the five-star Windsor Barra Hotel and Convention Center, south of Ipanema and just across the street from a spectacular beach. The Congress will be located on four floors of the same building with an ocean view terrace.

Six plenaries address the theme of the Congress—Innovation and Epistemological Challenges in Applied Linguistics:

  • Luis Paulo da Moita Lopes, “Queering Applied Linguistics: framing race and sexuality performativities outside modernity’s persistent delirium.”
  • Lorenza Mondada, “Situated and embodied expertise in social interaction: Encounters between food connoisseurs.”
  • Mary Bucholtz, “Toward sociolinguistic justice for racialized youth.”
  • Tommaso Milani, “Seeing like the South – Undisciplined applied linguistics.”
  • Ben Rampton, “Sociolinguistics and (in)securitization.”
  • Miralda Cavalcanti, “Navigating through multidiverse margins: ethical and epistemological challenges in doing Applied Linguistics in the South.”

The academic committee accepted a total of 2234 abstracts in English, Portuguese and Spanish. ReN sessions will take place on Tuesday, July 25. In addition to the exciting academic program of symposia, papers, workshops and poster presentations, there will be a rich cultural and social program including a Brazilian dance show, an evening of samba dancing, and a pre-view of the AILA 2020 World Congress in Gwangju, Korea.

The conference website is at Early bird registration will be available from January 2nd through February 28, 2017. Regular registration will be open March 1-April 30. The final program should be available online by the end of May. The Windsor Barra and the Windsor Oceanico hotels can accommodate most of the participants; contact them through the conference website. Room rates range from $120 to $160/night (including breakfast and free internet) and can be shared by up to three people. For a supplement you can get a room with an ocean view. If you are travelling on a US passport, you will need a visa for Brazil; information at

See you in Rio!

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