BAAL Conference 2013
- Date: - , 09:00 - 21:00
- Venue: Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Campus, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, Scotland
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Opening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics
The 46th Annual Meeting and BAAL Conference 2013 will take place in Edinburgh from 5-7 September 2013.
This year's conference is organised by the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies at Heriot-Watt University.
- Kathryn Woolard, University of California, San Diego
- Jannis Androutsopoulos, Universität Hamburg
- Svenja Adolphs, University of Nottingham
Over the last number of decades, research in the area of applied linguistics has been transformed by an increasing focus on the social, cultural and linguistic changes brought about by globalisation, increased mobility and transnational flows, new technologies and a changing political and economic landscape. These changes have had major implications for the ways in which we conceptualise the relationship between language and society in the twenty-first century. A new communicative order has emerged in which we find new types of speakers, new forms of language and new modes of communication. The conference theme ‘Opening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics’ addresses the challenges and opportunities that this new communicative order presents in the field of applied linguistics. To understand the complexity of this new (socio)linguistic reality, the conference explores new lines of communication between sub-disciplines within and beyond the field of applied linguistics.
Further details can be found at BAAL Conference 2013.