BAAL 2013

46th Annual Meeting of BAAL

Heriot-Watt University, 5 - 7 September 2013

Opening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics

Overview

BAAL 2013 will take place at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland's inspiring and dynamic capital. This year's conference is organised by the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies at Heriot-Watt University.

Dates

5-7 September 2013

Venue

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS

Call for papers

Deadline has closed.

Registration and Accommodation

Registration for BAAL 2013 is now open, via our booking agents Eazybook. Here you will find a full list of registration fees including early-bird and student rates. You can also book on-campus accommodation from here. http://www.eazybook.com/inanyevent/registration/eb-event-1a.php?eventid=378

Please remember that if you are presenting at the conference you will need to be a BAAL member. You will find more information about how to join at www.baal.org.uk/joining.html

Accommodation

We have 150 single en-suite on-campus rooms at Heriot-Watt University for the 4th, 5th and 6th September. There is limited availability so we recommend you book as soon as possible if you wish to secure one of these rooms.

There is also a range of off-campus accommodation to suit a variety of needs and budgets. For your convenience, we recommend hotels located close to Haymarket. These are on a direct bus line (No. 25 Lothian Bus) to Heriot-Watt. From Haymarket you will be able to avail of a regular bus service (buses run every 10 minutes) to and from the university campus. The journey will take approx 25 minutes.

Edinburgh is a popular tourist attraction so early booking is recommended. If you need further assistance please contact lucy@inanyevent-uk.com

Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner will take place on Friday 5th September at the Scottish Cafe and Restaurant at the Scottish National Gallery which is close to Edinburgh city centre. This will be followed by a traditional Scottish Ceilidh with music and dance.

About BAAL 2013

BAAL 2013 will take place at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland's inspiring and dynamic capital.

This year's conference is organised by the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies at Heriot-Watt University.

Conference Theme

Over the last number of decades, research in the area of applied linguistics has been transformed by an increasing focus on the social, cultural and linguistic changes brought about by globalisation, increased mobility and transnational flows, new technologies and a changing political and economic landscape. These changes have had major implications for the ways in which we conceptualise the relationship between language and society in the twenty-first century. A new communicative order has emerged in which we find new types of speakers, new forms of language and new modes of communication. The conference theme ‘Opening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics’ addresses the challenges and opportunities that this new communicative order presents in the field of applied linguistics. To understand the complexity of this new (socio)linguistic reality, the conference explores new lines of communication between sub-disciplines within and beyond the field of applied linguistics.

Plenary Speakers

Kathryn Woolard, University of California, San Diego
Jannis Androutsopoulos, Universität Hamburg
Svenja Adolphs, University of Nottingham

Social programme

A memorable social programme is planned which include our gala dinner and céilidh in the Scottish Cafe and Restaurant at the Scottish National Gallery in heart of Edinburgh.

Conference organiser

Dr Bernadette O'Rourke

Local Organising Committee

Ms Rita McDade, Professor Máiréad Nic Craith, Professor Graham Turner, Professor Isabelle Perez, Ms Elizabeth Thoday, Mr John Cleary, Ms Emma Guion Akdag, Dr Michelle Liao, Mr Ashvin Devasundaram, and Mr Anik Nandi.

Conference support

Lucy Setter. Email: lucy@inanyevent-uk.com

Conference Programme

Conference Programme

BAAL 2013 Conference Programme  (as at 1 Sep 2013).

Please note that this is a draft programme and subject to change.

Social programme

A memorable social programme is planned which include our gala dinner and céilidh in the Scottish Cafe and Restaurant at the Scottish National Gallery in the heart of Edinburgh.

About Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh

Heriot-Watt University

Set in secluded parkland seven miles to the west of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University is ideally located within ten minutes of Edinburgh Airport and central to Scotland’s motorway network with easy access to Glasgow and the north.

The campus is easily accessible by car and there is a regular bus service to the city centre.

Read more about Heriot-Watt University.

Edinburgh

The city of Edinburgh is one of the world's great cities and renowned as a centre of learning and discovery; studying here is a stimulating and inspirational experience.

Offering a unique city environment Edinburgh is culturally diverse, historically significant, socially alive, and visually stunning.

The centre of Edinburgh has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in recognition of its stunning urban landscape in the medieval Old Town and the Georgian New Town. In addition, the city encompasses some striking modern architecture including the parliament building and the Museum of Scotland.

And of course Edinburgh is world-famous for its festivals, devoted to theatre, film, books, music, science and politics, which attract 1.4 million visitors to the city each year.

Read more about visiting Edinburgh