CfP: BAAL Corpus Linguistics SIG Symposium, 31 March 2017

The 2017 BAAL Corpus SIG symposium will take place at Durham University on Friday 31 March 2017.  The theme is “Using Corpora in EAP”.   This symposium aims to bring together EAP practitioners who are using (or interested in using) corpora in their teaching.  The keynote speaker is Professor Hilary Nesi, who led the BASE…

CfP: BAAL Language in Africa (LiA) SIG Annual Conference, 12 May 2017

Annual Conference: Friday May 12th 2017, 10am – 5.30pm Venue: Dept. of English Language & Applied Linguistics, University of Reading ‘Language without Borders: Multilingual Communication in Africa and the Diaspora’ Plenary speaker: Professor Friederike Lüpke, SOAS, University of London Professor Lüpke is leader of the ‘Crossroads’ project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, which is investigating how…

OBE for former BAAL Chair

Professor Susan Hunston, a longtime member of BAAL and Chair of BAAL between 2006 and 2009,  has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours “for services to Higher Education and Applied Linguistics”.  Professor Hunston continues to support our Association and our discipline in many ways, including through her work with AILA (the International Association…

BAAL-CUP seminars, 2016-17

We are very pleased to announce that the following three proposals for interesting and innovative seminars have been successful for BAAL–CUP funding for the 2016-2017 series. The organisers will soon be sending out calls for papers. Watch this space! Organiser Venue Seminar title Date Dr Karen Grainger and Dr Peter E Jones Sheffield Hallam University…