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The School of Applied Linguistic of Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW
in association with the Swiss Association for Applied Linguistics (VALS-ASLA),
will host the 7th AILA-Europe Junior Research Meeting in Applied Linguistics in September 2015, with the AILA Europe thematic strand: Language and Digital Communication.

The first Open Access digital issue of the AILA Review is now available online: Issue 26/1, on "Applications in Applied Linguistics".

The issue departs from a comprehensive concept that views Applied Linguistics as the application of findings, theories and methods of sciences related to issues of language and communication, and that distinguishes different modes of applications (practical vs. theoretical, and top-down, i.e. departing from science, vs. bottom-up, i.e. departing from a real-life problem).

These different modes are exemplified by descriptions of different domains of application that often have a far reaching impact on societies and individuals. Narrowing down the range of problems with language and communication from the level of societies to that of groups and individuals, the contributions describe problem areas and applied linguistic ways of dealing with them in the fields of language policy and planning; language and communication in the legal sphere; communication of migrants in diaspora situations; language and communication in the media; and in the study of communication disorders.



University of Minho, Braga (PORTUGAL)

11-13 May 2017

The conference considers all aspects of the linguistic and sociolinguistic competences and practices of bi-/multilingual speakers who cross existing social and linguistic boundaries, adopting or adapting themselves to new and overlapping linguistic spaces.

We invite papers in all areas of research in bi-/multilingualism, whether or not linked directly to the overarching conference theme, including, but not limited to, linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, clinical linguistics, education, bi-/multilingual societies.

Topics will include: (multiple) language acquisition and learning (L3, L4, Lx); psycho- and neurolinguistics of multilingualism; translanguaging; early bilingualism and heritage language development; speech processing in bi-/multilinguals; trans/multilingual language use in different contexts; multilingual education; bi-/multiculturalism; bi-/multilingual language policies; literacy in multiple languages (pluriliteracy); intercultural and globalisation issues related to multilingualism; multilingual issues in literature and translation.

The two categories of proposals are: individual papers and posters.

Submission is already open and will close on 15 February 2017. Presenters are requested to include their name, affiliation and email address in the submitted MS-Word documents. All proposals should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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All presenters will be invited to submit their full papers for publication by 1 September 2017. Selected papers will be published in “Multilingualism” with De Gruyter Open.