LINGUIST List 21.5138|
Sat Dec 18 2010
Confs: Applied Linguistics/United Kingdom
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1. Sue Garton ,
Theorising Practice and Practising Theory
Message 1: Theorising Practice and Practising Theory
From: Sue Garton <s.gartonaston.ac.uk>
Subject: Theorising Practice and Practising Theory
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Theorising Practice and Practising Theory:
Short Title: BAAL LLT SIG
Date: 07-Jul-2011 - 08-Jul-2011
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Contact: Sue Garton
Contact Email: lss_baalaston.ac.uk
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
The 7th BAAL Learning and Teaching SIG conference, entitled, 'Theorising
practice and practising theory: developing local pedagogies in language
teaching.' Particular consideration will be given to papers that explore
questions such as:
'How do local contexts affect language teaching pedagogies?'
'What affordances do bilingual teachers bring to the language classroom?'
'What does the development of lingua francas mean for language learning
'How can theory be developed from contextual practice?'
'How can practitioners contribute to local research and theorist/researchers
contribute to local practice?'
Submissions are encouraged from researchers in all areas of language
teaching, including, but by no means restricted to, English language
teaching. Research students investigating areas relevant to the conference
theme are warmly welcomed to contribute to the conference.
Plenary speakers for the conference are Professor B. Kumaravadivelu (San
José State University, USA), Professor Juliane House (Hamburg University,
Germany) and Dr Julian Edge (University of Manchester).
Papers will be 20 minutes long with 10 minutes for questions. Dedicated
space and time will be given to poster presentations. Abstracts (up to 300
words) should be submitted by email attachment (Word files) to
Queries about the conference should also be sent to this email address.
Please follow these procedures for your submission:
1. Submit two files, one containing title (up to 10 words) abstract and details
of the author(s) (name(s), affiliation, mailing address and email address)
and one containing title and an anonymous abstract. Files must be sent
using the following format: first initial_last name_abstract 1 and first
2. Also provide a short abstract of no more than 50 words for use in
3. Under the title in each full abstract, please give four keywords which
summarise the paper/poster.
4. Please specify under the abstract whether you wish to present a paper or
The deadline for submissions is Friday February 18th, 2011.
Registration opens on Monday 7th March 2011.
Conference fees are: £120 members, £150 non-members, £90 students
Dr Sue Garton
Director of Postgraduate Programmes in English
School of Languages & Social Sciences
Tel: 0121 204 3806
Fax: 0121 204 3766
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