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Convenor: 

Simon Coffey (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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The ECLE network comprises researchers from different disciplines who share a common interest in investigating affective/emotional aspects of language learning and teaching. Members draw on different methodological (qualitative and quantitative) and epistemological (pedagogical, socio-linguistic and psychological) paradigms to understand emotional factors which play a role in motivating or demotivating learners of foreign and/or second languages. We are especially, though not exclusively, oriented towards exploring the impact of creativity in learning and teaching to develop interdisciplinary and multi-modal engagement with language(s). Our working languages are English and/or French.

The aim of the network is to provide a forum for presenting our work and building synergies across our different fields. We envisage three dominant, overlapping strands of focus:

  • Creativity and learning: taking risks, the role of the teacher in encouraging a deeper affective engagement, integrating an arts-based approach to language learning.
  • Contexts of learning: understanding broad or individual socio-affective variables which shape learning, both at the macro- and micro-levels.
  • Classroom innovations: teaching ‘differently’ (e.g. through drama, literature, wordplay, voice), using ludic approaches to promote learning, the challenges of creating a relaxing ‘safe’ environment with alternative pedagogy, sensitizing students to emotional lexis (e.g. through corpus data or translation).

 

Convenors:

Shona Whyte (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Henry Tyne (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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The crosslinguistic perspectives on L2 studies network seeks to improve collaboration across French-speaking and English-speaking scholarly communities by offering a forum for participants to review, clarify, and update terms and    concepts in second language acquisition, second        and foreign language teaching, educational linguistics, and language education across the two languages.          

The network seeks to address questions of conceptual and terminological correspondence and distinction in the area of L2 teaching and learning research, particularly with respect to French-speaking and English-speaking scholarly communities. The objectives are to

  • Identify domains of broad agreement (concepts and theories for which satisfactory translation equivalents exist; subfields where these coincide);
  • Pinpoint particularly difficult areas (crosslinguistic gaps, terminological mismatch) and propose solutions to bridge gaps there; and
  • Consider the utility and feasibility of a database of French and English terms in second language studies/didactique des langues

 

Convenors:

Lou Harvey (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Jessica Bradley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Emily Moore (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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The aim of the Creative Inquiry Research Network is to develop a central research network for applied linguistics researchers seeking to understand what the relationship between communication and the creative arts is and can be. 

The ReN’s broad areas of focus are:

  • The affordances of arts-based methods for understanding and researching communication - drawing, painting, photography, collage, drama, music, creative writing, culinary arts – particularly in contexts of education, community and belonging (e.g. Atkinson and Bradley 2017; Frimberger 2016; Huang 2017; MacKay and Bradley 2016; Pöyhönen 2017);
  • Applied linguistic methods for researching contexts of creative inquiry and artistic practices (e.g. linguistic, visual and sensory ethnography for researching creative practices, or the translation of research findings into creative modes) (e.g. Bradley 2017; Bradley, Moore, Simpson and Atkinson 2017; Bradley and Moore 2018; Moore et al. 2018)
  • The role of arts and creative practice in the dissemination of applied linguistics research to wider publics (e.g. Harvey 2017; Harvey and Vanden 2017)
  • Arts as the objects of communication research, e.g. as multimodal artefacts and means of communication in specific social and political contexts (e.g. Lee 2015; Crowley 2017)
  • The role of creative inquiry in generating new ways of thinking about the relationship between language, knowledge, and the world (e.g. Bradley 2017; Harvey and Vanden 2017; Harvey 2018; Moore et al. 2018).

 

Convenor:

Inmaculada Álvarez de Mon y Rego (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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The AILA Research Network for Communication in Specialized Domains aims at promoting the study of meaning in context across different languages, especially when this context is a domain of specialized knowledge, such as a discipline or an industry.

From a practical point of view, our aim is to apply our research work to an activity that is central to the practice of Applied Linguistics, teaching communication across disciplines in university contexts. Good and reliable communication is especially important when dealing with the learning and practicing of a discipline. For this reason, we are focused on knowledge transfer through human language and the effect of multimodality and multilinguality on this. In bilingual contexts, the use of English as a means for the transmission of new knowledge cannot be separated from its expression in the speakers' own mother tongue.