Thursday, 29 August 2019

– Saturday, 31 August 2019

09:00-16:00

British Association for Applied Linguistics: Broadening the Horizons of Applied Linguistics

Brooks building

Join us for the BAAL Conference 2019: Broadening the Horizons of Applied Linguistics, and experience a series of plenary talks from academics across the UK in the field of Applied Linguistics.

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Why Broadening the Horizons of Applied Linguistics?


Our theme, Broadening the Horizons of Applied Linguistics, takes as its premise that applied linguistics underpins a vast range of disciplines. In 2019, we intend to encourage exploration of the role that applied linguistics plays in many walks of life.

We hope the conference theme will encourage proposals from a wide range of disciplines and that this in turn will encourage cross-disciplinary dissemination of ideas and research.

Our Local Organising Committee is drawn from different faculties and departments across the university, the School of Teacher Education and Professional Development and the School of Childhood, Youth and Educational Studies, both within the Faculty of Education, the Department of Languages, Information and Communications within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and the Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care.

Where will BAAL 2019 be held?

The BAAL 2019 conference is hosted by the Faculty of Education, located in the Brooks Building in the centre of Manchester.

Manchester is a vibrant, lively city which not only has a rich industrial heritage but is also home to an exciting and varied cultural life.

Manchester is only two hours from London by train, and in easy reach of Liverpool, Chester, North Wales and the Lake District, the Peak District and Yorkshire. The campus is easily accessible by car and rail. The University is a 20-minute walk or a short taxi ride from the train station. There is a direct train from Manchester Airport.

Our chairs:

  • Dr Gee Macrory (Chair of the Local Organising Committee)
  • Dominic Griffiths (Local Organising Committee)

Our speakers:

Professor Julia Carroll
Centre for Advances in Behavioural Sciences, Coventry University

Professor Tim Grant
Centre for Forensic Linguistics, Aston University

Professor Kate Pahl
Professor of Arts and Literacy, Manchester Metropolitan University

Professor Adrian Holliday
Professor of Applied Linguistics and Intercultural Education,
Christ Church University Canterbury

(Pit Corder lecture)

Key dates:


Closing date for abstracts: 31 March 2019
Registration opens: 31 May 2019
Early Bird registration closes: 7 July 2019
Registration closes: 22 August 2019

Find out more

Event contact Gee Macrory · gee.macrory@mmu.ac.uk

Visit the Event website

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