AILA World Congress 2014 (AILA 2014)

AILA 2014 invites proposals for presentations that are related to policy, research, and theory in areas of applied linguistics. Proposals may be for individual papers, posters, symposia or workshops. Please refer to the streams available for submissions.

Please note the following important information.
  • Call for proposals will close midnight on Tuesday 30 April 2013 (AEST).
  • Abstracts can only be submitted online - submissions by email, post or fax cannot be accepted.
  • Proposals must be submitted in English. If you wish to present your proposal at the congress in a language other than English, you may do so, but you must advise of the language you will be presenting in at the time of submission. Please note, however, there will be no translation services at the congress.
  • You must submit your paper to a specific stream.
  • Please read all the information below before submitting your paper.

Individual Papers
Papers will consist of 30-minute sessions, of which 20 minutes should be for the presentation and 10 minutes for discussion time.

Poster Presentations
Poster submissions will be considered for reporting the full range of an applied linguistics presentation, using visual media (including enlarged text, diagrams, charts, graphs, or tables). Poster presenters will be allocated a specific program session to enable them to discuss their projects with interested congress participants. Guidelines for posters will be made available on acceptance of submissions.

Symposiums will be scheduled for 2-hour sessions. Organisers of symposiums may divide their time as they choose, although some of the time should be reserved for audience discussion. Organisers of symposiums are expected to liaise with their symposia presenters and with the congress program committee.

Sessions of 1 hour will be allocated for workshops. Workshops are for demonstrating practical work, such as courseware, software, teaching or classroom techniques.

A: Language Acquisition and Language Processing
1.      First Language Acquisition
2.      Second Language Acquisition
3.      Reading, writing and visual Literacy
4.      Psycholinguistics
B: Language Teaching and Learning
1.      Mother Tongue Education
2.      Standard Language Education
3.      Second/Foreign Language Teaching and Teacher Development
4.      Language and Education in Multilingual Settings
5.      Educational Technology and Language Learning
6.      Language Evaluation, Assessment and Testing
C: Language in the Professions
1.      Business and Professional Communication
2.      Translating, Interpreting and Mediation
3.      Language and the Law/Forensic Linguistics
4.      Language and the Workplace
5.      Language in the Media and Public Discourse
6.      Language, Health and Aging
D: Language in Society
1.      Sociolinguistics
2.      Language Policy and Planning
3.      Bilingualism and Multilingualism
4.      Intercultural Communication
5.      Language and Ideology
6.      Language, Culture and Socialization
7.      English as a Lingua Franca and World Englishes
8.      Language and Technology
E: Analysis of spoken and written discourse
1.      Language and Social Interaction
2.      Pragmatics
3.      Multimodality
4.      Corpus Linguistics
5.      Discourse Analysis
6.      Rhetoric and Stylistics
7.      Lexicography and Lexicology

Submission of Individual Papers, Posters, Symposium and Workshops
Proposals for all presentations, including symposium and workshops should include a title (no more than 15 words), an abstract (maximum 300 words) and a summary (50 words). For further information please refer to the guidelines example
In order to provide opportunities for as many people as possible to present their work at the Congress, and in line with most national applied linguistics’ congresses, authors may not submit more than a total of two abstracts for papers, workshops or symposia (i.e., 2 papers; a paper and a workshop; a paper and a symposium) where they are the presenter. In addition, individuals may undertake other roles at the Congress, e.g. symposium chair, symposium discussion section contributor, and may be a subsequent author on a paper, where that paper is to be presented by another registered participant.



Call for abstracts opens: January 2013
Abstract submission deadline: April 2013
Registration opens: July 2013
End of Early Bird registration: April 2014
Online Registration closes: July 2014

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