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The call for papers for next year’s Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics is now available. GURT 2016: Useful Assessment and Evaluation in Language Education will be held March 11-13 at Georgetown in Washington, D.C. 

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Kind regards,

The Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center



On behalf of the International Association for Applied Linguistics, of which Prof. Christopher Candlin was the President from 1996-2002, I wish to express our most heartfelt condolences to his family at the loss of this influential scholar, generous mentor and professional giant in our field. In the last forty years, Chris Candlin has shaped Applied Linguistics from a field mainly dedicated to the psycholinguistics of English language teaching to a multidisciplinary field of research interested in how language is used in various social, cultural and professional contexts. During his term as President of AILA, he was the driving force behind the establishment of research networks that fostered research across AILA's various affiliates. He was our compass for scientific integrity, professional responsibility, and intellectual generosity. We were happy to be able to recognize his extraordinary achievements by awarding him an AILA Honorary Membership at AILA's 2014 World Congress in Brisbane, Australia. We will miss him sorely.

Claire Kramsch, AILA President 





The Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick is pleased to announce its 18th Postgraduate Conference on Tuesday, 23rd, Wednesday, 24th and Thursday, 25th June 2015.


The postgraduate conference covers a wide range of topics including language teaching, intercultural communication, and academic discourse. The aim of the conference is to provide postgraduate students with the opportunity to present their research, to attend experts’ keynote presentations, to meet peers who engage in similar research activities and to get valuable feedback on their research.


This year’s event will also mark Warwick’s 50th anniversary. Our keynote speakers will be Dr. Nigel Harwood (University of Sheffield), Dr. Fiona Copland (Aston University), Dr Katharina Chudzikowski (University of Bath), and Prof. Brendan McSweeney (Royal Holloway, University of London). There will also be pre-conference workshops and seminars conducted by experts in their respective fields. These will be delivered by respected Warwick academics such as: Dr. Malcolm MacDonald, Dr. Jo Angouri and Dr. Bene Bassetti.


For further information, please visit the Conference’s webpage at 


AAAL Annual Conference

Applied Linguistics Applied, April 9-12, 2016, Orlando, Florida, USA

Call for Proposals

The 2016 conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) will be held at the Hilton Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Nationally and internationally, the AAAL conference has a reputation as a comprehensive and stimulating conference including in-depth colloquia and paper sessions, topical and thought-provoking plenary presentations, excellent book exhibits, and plentiful opportunities for networking.

Proposals are welcome in the following topic strands:

• Analysis of Discourse and Interaction

• Assessment and Evaluation

• Bilingual, Immersion, Heritage, and Minority Education

• Corpus Linguistics

• Educational Linguistics

• Language and Cognition

• Language and Ideology

• Language and Technology

• Language Planning and Policy

• Language, Culture and Socialization

• Pragmatics

  Reading, Writing, and Literacy

  Research Methods

  Second and Foreign Language Pedagogy

• Second Language Acquisition, Language Acquisition, and Attrition

• Sociolinguistics

  Text Analysis (Written Discourse)

  Translation and Interpretation


Submission Deadline: August 20, 2015


Proposals are invited for individual papers, posters, roundtable discussions, and colloquia, particularly those having to do with the practical uses of applied linguistics research and pedagogy. 


More information about the 2016 AAAL Conference will be available at