BAAL Language, Gender & Sexuality SIG meeting, 27 April 2017

On Thursday 27th April 2017 at the University of Nottingham, UK, the 10th BAAL Language, Gender and Sexuality Special Interest Group meeting will take place, with the theme of Language, Discrimination and Conflict.  Keynote speakers are Prof. Celia Kitzinger and Dr. Erez Levon. Information on these talks and those of other confirmed speakers is available now from the…

CfP: BAAL LL&T SIG Annual Conference, ‘Celebrating the diversity of language teaching’, 6-7 July 2017

The BAAL LL&T SIG 2017 Annual Conference will be hosted by the University of Central Lancashire on 6-7 July 2017. We invite abstracts on any topic related to language learning and teaching. We would particularly like to encourage submissions that focus on topics related to the theme of the conference. Further information on the conference is available on the…

BAAL LKALE SIG annual event, 15 May 2017 – programme announced

  The BAAL Linguistics and Knowledge about Language in Education (LKALE) special interest group annual event will take place at the University of Sheffield on 15th May 2017. The theme will be ‘Approaches to teaching grammar and knowledge about language‘.  Further details relating to the speakers, registration and travel to Sheffield are available on the…

Endorsement of IRIS digital repository of instruments and materials for research into second language acquisition

At its January meeting, the BAAL Executive Committee agreed to formally endorse IRIS, the repository of materials for research into second languages, www.iris-database.org.  IRIS is a free, open resource at the forefront of methodological transparency in Applied Linguistics. The resource, founded in 2012 with support from the ESRC and British Academy, currently holds over 2500 files…