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The Institute of English of the University of Silesia in Katowice and International Association of Multilingualism are happy to announce the 3rd Silesian Meeting of Young Scholars and 2nd Young Researchers’ International Symposium on Multilingualism that is to take place in Szczyrk, November 16th-18th, 2017.

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The Applied Linguistics Conference (ALANZ / ALAA / ALTAANZ)

Applied Linguistics in the New Millennium: Multiple Theories, Pathways, and Practices

27 - 29 Nov, 2017

Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Auckland, New Zealand

Welcome to the 5th combined conference for the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ), Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) and Association of Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ), jointly supported by The University of Auckland, University of Waikato, and venue host, Auckland University of Technology.

The call for papers is now open. Submit your abstract below.

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Susan Hunston, Professor of the English Language at the University of Birmingham and a member-at-large of AILA’s Executive Board, was awarded recently the prestigious Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Higher Education and Applied Linguistics. Susan is one of the world’s pre-eminent linguists. She was the lead researcher on the pioneering COBUILD project that established the first electronic corpus of contemporary text, the Bank of English. She is well known for her reference work on the grammar patterns of English and their pedagogical applications. Her work on appraisal theory has been particularly influential in discourse analysis to understand the ways in which people form and express evaluation in discourse. She has been tireless in promoting the field of Applied Linguistics as the co-editor of the Cambridge Applied Linguistics series, as the Chair of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) and as Chair of the University Council of General and Applied Linguistics (UCGAL). As Jeannette Littlemore writes in the BAAL Newsletter: “[Susan Hunston] has brought great skill and knowledge to her role, always encouraging students to become rigorous researchers themselves. Susan is not only an outstanding teacher and mentor to all her students, but also an inspiration to those of us who have been lucky enough to work with her.” We at AILA would like to add our congratulations to Susan and thank her for her wise and experienced counsel on our Executive Board these last few years.


















The Ohio State University presents the Second Language Research Forum 2017

Growing Connections in Second Language Research

October 12th - 15th, 2017

Second Language Research has its roots in a variety of disciplines and traditions, each containing a multiplicity of voices and theories, at times complementary and at times clashing. Recently, scholars in the field have enriched their work by drawing insights from sociolinguistic, psycholinguistic, and neurocognitive approaches to SLA; research on pragmatics and classroom interactions; and the study of Bilingualism, Bi-literacy, and Multilingualism. These connections have begun to bridge the gaps amongst methodologies, facilitating a better understanding of the problematics at play in second language teaching, learning, and use.

Simultaneously, linguistics as a field has sought to connect to other disciplines, to the media, and to laypeople. Since their field is often misunderstood by those outside of it, linguistic researchers are working to educate those beyond their boundaries and looking to other disciplines to enrich their work and promote understanding of how languages are learned.

Finally, technological advancements offer enhanced approaches to language practice for teachers and learners: Asynchronous and synchronous computer mediated communication (CMC) allows for connections and collaborations between learners and instructors on a global scale, and technologies such as eye-tracking, event-related potential (ERP) and fmri allow researchers valuable insight into learners’ language acquisition processes.

The theme of SLRF 2017, “Growing Connections in Second Language Research,” focuses on these developing links. Consequently, we invite proposals for paper and poster presentations that in some way discuss connections: amongst methodologies, fields, and people.

We welcome but are not limited to submissions situated in the following areas of research:

* Research Methods in SLR

* Cognitive and Neurocognitive Approaches to SLA

* Formal Approaches to SLA

* Sociolinguistic Approaches to SLA

* Psycholinguistic and Psychological Approaches to SLA

* Instructed SLA - Issues in SL Education

* Bi-literacy - Bilingualism - Multilingualism

* CALL/CMC / Technology

Submission deadline: April 16th, 2017

For submission guidelines and to submit an abstract, please visit our website at