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LINGUIST List 23.96

Thu Jan 05 2012

Calls: Applied Linguistics/UK

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Jess Briggs , 8th BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG

Message 1: 8th BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG
Date: 30-Dec-2011
From: Jess Briggs <jess.briggseducation.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: 8th BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG
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Full Title: 8th BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG

Date: 04-Jul-2012 - 05-Jul-2012
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Jess Briggs
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.education.ox.ac.uk

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 23-Mar-2012

Meeting Description:

The Applied Linguistics Research Group at Oxford hosts the 8th BAAL Language Learning and Teaching Special Interest Group Conference, entitled Beyond the Beginner: Sustaining Second Language Learning. Plenary speakers (to date) for the conference are Dr Ema Ushioda (University of Warwick) and Carmen Muñoz (University of Barcelona).

Registration opens on Monday, March 26, 2012.

Conference fees are: £150 BAAL members, £170 non-members, £125 students. This fee includes: two lunches, all refreshments and the conference dinner (dinner to be held at Worcester College, Oxford http://www.worc.ox.ac.uk).

Accommodation (B&B) for July 4 has also been reserved at Worcester College (£70 B&B) and is arranged through the conference committee.

Call for Papers:

The Applied Linguistics Research Group at Oxford invites abstracts for papers and posters for the 8th BAAL Learning and Teaching Special Interest Group Conference, entitled Beyond the Beginner: Sustaining Second Language Learning.

Particular consideration will be given to papers that explore questions such as:

How do language learners make progress in the four language skills?
What does research tell us about language learning motivation?
What do we know about how different young language learners are from older language learners?
How can attrition in language knowledge be countered?
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.

Papers will be 20 minutes long with 10 minutes for questions. Dedicated space and time will be given to poster presentations. Abstracts (up to 250 words) should be submitted by email attachment (Word files) to jess.briggseducation.ox.ac.uk. 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 (max 250 words). Files must be sent using the following format: first initial_last name_abstract 1 and first initial_last name_abstract 2.
2. Also please provide a shorter abstract of no more than 50 words for use in conference program.
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 a poster.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 23, 2012.

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