The British Association for Applied Linguistics will hold its 2012 conference at Highfield Campus of the University of Southampton, 6-8 September. The conference theme is Multilingual Theory and Practice in Applied Linguistics.
Plenary speakers include Kingsley Bolton, City University of Hong Kong; Aneta Pavlenko, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA; Rosemarie Tracy, University of Mannheim, Germany. Invited colloquia will feature Virgina Gathercole of Bangor University on Language development of bilingual/heritage speakers and Li Wei of Birkbeck University on Multilingualism in the community.
All individuals (not only BAAL members) can submit abstracts before 30 March through the conference website .
Submissions are invited for Individual presentations at the conference or Individual presentations for a Special Interest Group (SIG) (all individuals, whether or not officially SIG members, are eligible). BAAL has ten Special Interest Groups. They are (1) UK Linguistic Ethnography Forum, (2) Corpus Linguistics, (3) Psycholinguistics, (4) Multimodality, (5) Language Learning and Teaching, (6) Language in Africa, (7) Gender and Language, (8) Vocabulary Studies, (9) Testing, Evaluation and Assessment, and (10) Intercultural Communication
The submission of abstracts for posters is also encouraged, which tend to receive more feedback than individual papers. All posters will be listed in the book of abstracts, and there will be a dedicated area and time slot for discussion of poster presentations. There will also be a prize for best poster displayed at the conference. The winner will receive £50 and a book.
Colloquium introduction and individual papers within the colloquium (see conference website).