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The 3rd International Conference on the Sociolinguistics of Immigration (Slimig2018), is organized by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and Modern Cultures of the University of Turin (Italy). The conference will be held in Sestri Levante (Genoa), Italy, on September 27-28, 2018.

The focus of the conference is on sociolinguistic, anthropological, ethnographic linguistic and discourse theoretical perspectives and empirically-grounded methodologies on "language practices, narratives, identities, ideologies and politics of (im)mobility in migratory contexts".

We are delighted to announce that so far the following key speakers have been confirmed:

Anna De Fina, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Abstract Submission

-Each abstract should not exceed 500 words (incl. at least four keywords and references). 

-Text should be justified and single-spaced (font size: Times New Roman 12pt). 

-Name, affiliation, and e-mail address should be on separate first page of the electronic copy. 

-Every individual presentation will last 20 minutes (plus 10 minutes for discussion and questions). 

Important dates 
-The abstract submission period opens on November 15, 2017.

-Abstracts can be submitted until February 19, 2018.  

-Abstracts should be sent as a word attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

-Confirmation of acceptance: March 10, 2018.


-Registration for the conference starts on March 11, 2018 and closes on April 30, 2018.

-The conference fees are: 170€.

-The registration fees cover participation in the conference, coffee breaks, lunches and conference pack.

Further details on the conference can be found at

 Local organizer: Gerardo Mazzaferro (all enquires to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)





The Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, Ministry of Education and Culture, Cyprus, in collaboration with the University of Cyprus, announce the 2nd International Scientific Conference on “Literacy and Contemporary Society”, titled: Spaces, Discourses, Practices.

The Conference will be held on 28-29 November 2017, at the “Filoxenia” Conference Center in Nicosia, Cyprus. 

More information on the Conference website 


Registration is now open:

On behalf of the Organizing Committee,

Spyros Sofokleous

Cyprus Pedagogical Institute 40 Macedonia Avenue, 2238 Latsia P.O.Box 12720, 2252 Nicosia

Tel: +35722402485 Fax: 22560118,22402398

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Theme: "Taking Risks in Applied Linguistics"

 6 - 8 September 2018

York St John University, England, UK

BAAL 2018 will be held at York St John University in York, UK. After celebrating half a century of BAAL in 2017, our theme—Taking Risks in Applied Linguistics—will make the 2018 meeting a testing ground for new ways of pursuing our research and improving our practice. Our global community is facing unsettling times, and language use is at the heart of many of the challenges we face. Such challenges include: new and renewed areas of social inequality; political, social and economic instabilities; language learning and teaching-related concerns; and legislative changes which affect the rights of certain groups. The 2018 meeting will be a forum for bold thinking to address these challenges. We hope the conference theme will encourage innovative proposals for papers, posters, and colloquia. We will provide some alternative session types too, so that delegates can present and get feedback on unfinished but original lines of thought and untested but promising new approaches to research and practice. New work on old ideas is also very welcome, to ensure that our collective disciplinary wisdom isn’t lost. Equally, we want to hear about work from outside our disciplinary borders, and indeed, outside of academia altogether.

The BAAL 2018 conference is hosted by LIdIA (Language and Identities in InterAction), an interdisciplinary research unit based in the School of Languages and Linguistics. York St John University is located in the centre of York. Rich in ancient history and famous for its wealth of visitor attractions, York is a flourishing city, just two hours by train from London and Edinburgh. The campus is easily accessible by car and rail. The University is a 16-minute walk or a short taxi ride from the train station. The nearest major airports are Leeds Bradford Airport (30 miles) or Manchester Airport (85 miles). Getting from Leeds Bradford Airport to York is easiest by taxi. There is a direct train from Manchester Airport.

PLENARY SPEAKERS:                      

Annelies Kusters – Heriot-Watt University

Erez Levon – Queen Mary University of London

Anne Pauwels – SOAS University of London

Bill VanPatten – Michigan State University (Pit Corder lecture)



Professor Chris Hall and Dr Rachel Wicaksono, School of Languages and Linguistics, York St John University

Conference Support: contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Conference webpage:  


Abstracts are welcome in any area of Applied Linguistics, should be interesting and innovative in some way, and should be of scholarly and academically good quality and indicate clearly objectives, method(s), and results where appropriate. Abstracts which address the conference theme will be particularly welcome.


Maximum abstract length: 300 words

To submit your abstract please use Oxford Abstracts (



Call for Proposals

Translanguaging: Opportunities and Challenges in a Global World


 Plenary speakers: 

Ofelia García (City University of New York)

Guillaume Gentil (Carleton University)

Danièle Moore (Simon Fraser University)

Venue: Canadian Centre for Studies and Research on Bilingualism and Language Planning (CCERBAL), Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI), University of Ottawa.

Conference dates: May 3-4, 2018.

Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2017.

Featured events: Round tables and thematic symposia on Linguistic Risk-Taking, Bilingual and Multilingual Policies, and much more.

Conference theme: Translanguaging, a construct referring to the complex use of more than one language as a (combined) resource, has captured the imagination of researchers, educators, and policy makers around the world. The role of translanguaging as a linguistic and social practice in family, community, educational and institutional contexts raises a number of stimulating and challenging questions that call for continued discussion. 

Proposals for oral presentations, posters, workshops, thematic symposia and round tables addressing the conference theme from multidisciplinary perspectives (educational, linguistic, social, psychological, policy, etc.) are welcome. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The meaning and evolution of the term translanguaging over time and across disciplines, and its links with concepts such as plurilingualism and biliteracy.
  • The role of translanguaging in bilingual/immersion education, language teaching and learning, and language assessment.
  • Translanguaging rules, norms and practices in institutional settings (e.g. bilingual universities, government institutions, etc.).
  • Links between Indigenous, minority, heritage and sign languages and translanguaging.
  • Translanguaging in bilingual and multilingual societies around the world.
  • Language policy and translanguaging.
  • Translanguaging and family language policy.
  • Technology and translanguaging.
  • Translanguaging and intercomprehension.
  • Translanguaging and its interrelationship with other issues and phenomena, such as code-switching, language contact, diglossia and heteroglossia, mixed languages, language variation and change, language attrition, language shift, language loss, bi-/multilingual child language development, bi-/multilingualism across the lifespan, superdiversity, migration, identity, globalisation, peace, etc.

Proposals will be accepted until December 15, 2017 online at the following address:

Conference chairs are Nikolay Slavkov and Jérémie Séror (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).