From: Erik Schleef <erik.schleefmanchester.ac.uk>
Subject: 43rd Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics
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Full Title: 43rd Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics
Short Title: BAAL2010
Date: 09-Sep-2010 - 11-Sep-2010
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Robert McColl Millar
Meeting Email: r.millarabdn.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.baal.org.uk/confs.htm
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2010
Theme: 'Applied Linguistics: Global and Local'
9 - 11 September 2010
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
BAAL 2010 will be held at the University of Aberdeen. The conference will be
organised by the School of Language and Literature and the Centre for Linguistic
Bonny Norton (University of British Columbia)
Tove Skutnabb-Kangas (University of Roskilde)
Wilson McLeod (University of Edinburgh)
Alastair Pennycook (University of Technology, Sydney)
Robert McColl Millar (r.millarabdn.ac.uk)
School of Language and Literature
Tel: +44 (0) 1224 273909
Fax: +44 (0) 1224 272624
Call for Papers
Abstracts are welcome in any area of Applied Linguistics that fits within the
theme of the conference - "Applied Linguistics: Global and Local".
Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: 31 March 2010
Please go to the BAAL conferences webpage to submit your abstract and follow the
steps below (this works best in Internet Explorer 5.5 or better):
1. Click on 'submit an abstract to BAAL2010 here' and register with the system.
Make sure to save your details in case you want to amend your submission later.
You will be sent an e-mail about successful registration and submission
guidelines, the latter of which you are free to ignore if you are familiar with
online abstract submission.
2. Go back to the abstract submission page, log in to the submission system and
start the submission process (you will have to answer a maximum of ten
questions). An e-mail confirmation of receipt of abstract will be sent to you
immediately. Your contact details will be included in the book of abstracts
unless you opt out during the submission process.
If you are unable to submit your abstract online, contact Erik Schleef at
- Title in Times New Roman 12 (do not use all caps, no bold print)
- Text 300 words maximum (including references, if any)
- Times New Roman 12
- Align text left, single-spaced
- Do not use any special fonts, such as bold print or caps (italics fine)
- Do NOT add tables, photos, or diagrams to your abstract
- Do NOT indent your paragraphs, leave one space between paragraphs instead
Indicate the type of abstract that you are submitting during the submission
process: individual presentation for parallel sessions or a SIG track, poster,
- Individual presentation for the parallel sessions. Individual papers have 25
minutes: 20 for the presentation, 5 for questions.
- Individual presentation for a Special Interest Group (SIG) track. If you
believe your paper is of interest to a SIG track, you may want to submit it to
one of the SIG tracks (all individuals, whether or not officially SIG members,
are eligible). The SIG may then wish to include your paper in a track at the
annual meeting. Submitting your abstract to a SIG track may or may not lead to
your paper being included in a SIG track and has no impact on abstract
acceptance to the conference. BAAL has ten Special Interest Groups. They are (1)
UK Linguistic Ethnography Forum, (2)Corpus Linguistics, (3) Psycholinguistics,
(4) Multimodality, (5) Language Learning and Teaching, (6) Language in Africa,
(7) Gender and Language, (8) Vocabulary Studies, (9) Testing, Evaluation and
Assessment, and (10)
- Poster. We strongly encourage the submission of abstracts for posters. We aim
to raise the profile of posters at our conference since we value them as equal
to other forms of presentation, and we believe that they tend to receive more
feedback than individual papers. All posters will be listed in the book of
abstracts, and there will be a dedicated area and time slot for discussion of
poster presentations. There will also be a prize for best poster displayed at
the conference. The winner will receive £50 and a book.
- Proposed colloquium paper. Colloquium introduction and individual papers
within the colloquium must be submitted separately, due to technical
constraints. The organiser of the colloquium should first submit colloquium
title and introduction along with an overview of paper titles in the colloquium
(max 450 words). The paper abstracts of the colloquium should then be submitted
by the organiser one by one, entitled "Paper X of colloquium title: paper title"
followed by the abstract (max 300 words per
abstract). Colloquia have half a day and a minimum of four papers. Colloquia
proposers should plan their half day in four slots, in step with the individual
paper slots. If they wish to have a larger number of papers, they may fit two
papers into what would normally be a single slot. Colloquia papers should
cohere. The order of the papers should not be changed after acceptance.
During the abstract submission process, you will be asked to indicate whether
you want to apply for a scholarship. If so, choose the scholarship you want to
apply for and write a short paragraph (max. 200 words) explaining why you are
applying for one of the scholarships.
BAAL offers ten UK student scholarships to postgraduate students based in the
UK. The scholarships cover the registration fee. BAAL also offers two
International Scholarships, one of which is the Chris Brumfit International
Scholarship. These are worth £1,000, which goes towards registration,
accommodation, meals and travel.
All presenters have to be BAAL members.
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