British Association for Applied Linguistics,
56th Annual Conference

Wednesday 23rd August – Friday 25th August 2023,
The University of York

The University of York

Welcome from the Local Organising Committee.

Opening Up Applied Linguistics.

In August 2023 we look forward to welcoming delegates to The University of York for the 56th Annual Conference of the British Association for Applied Linguistics. This year’s conference theme is “Opening up Applied Linguistics”. With this in mind, we aim to celebrate existing open research initiatives, which have led the way in transforming applied linguistics research by making it more accessible, transparent, reproducible and collaborative, to further realise principles of openness and inclusivity by representing a broader range of areas within applied linguistics, including but not limited to decolonizing language learning and teaching, language use in the digital age, and Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and to create an accessible and inclusive conference environment.

The conference is hosted by the Centre for Research in Language Learning and Use (CRELLU) and the Department of Education at the University of York. CRELLU is an interdisciplinary research centre that bridges theory and practice and explores practical questions relating to classroom-based teaching and learning as well as questions in second language acquisition. Colleagues in the Centre employ a wide range of methods and are at the forefront of efforts to develop infrastructure and communities underpinning open research and open scholarship, notably by ensuring that research materials are publicly available for inspection and reuse (IRIS), that research articles are physically and conceptually accessible to people outside academia (OASIS), and that researchers have access to the guidance, advocacy, and open educational resources necessary to work openly (EROS). The Department of Education at the University of York is also home to the National Centre for Excellence in Language Pedagogy (NCELP).

We welcome proposals for symposia and conceptual and empirical papers in any area of Applied Linguistics, broadly defined, as well as papers that relate to the theme of “Opening up applied linguistics”. Delegates are also encouraged, in their contributions, to showcase how they are engaging in open science. There are several ways in which delegates might do so. Most directly, delegates might submit a presentation or poster to the LOC symposium in which we plan to showcase open research initiatives. Additionally, participants may choose to submit to any of the other symposia, and share materials and outputs from any point in the research lifecycle via the 54th Annual Conference of BAAL OSF repository.

Call for Papers

The call for papers for the 56th Annual Conference of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, Wednesday 23rd August – Friday 25th August 2023, The University of York is now open.

This year’s conference theme is “Opening up Applied Linguistics”. With this in mind, we aim to celebrate existing open research initiatives, which have led the way in transforming applied linguistics research by making it more accessible, transparent, reproducible and collaborative, to further realise principles of openness and inclusivity by representing a broader range of areas within applied linguistics, including but not limited to decolonizing language learning and teaching, language use in the digital age, and Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and to create an accessible and inclusive conference environment.

Key deadlines summarised

Thursday 29 September 2022
Abstract submission opens for symposia proposals

Extended to Wednesday 23 November 2022
Deadline for abstracts for symposia

Friday 16 December 2022
Symposia chairs notified of acceptance

Monday 30 January 2023
Abstract submission opens for individual paper proposals
Friday 17 March 2023
Deadline for abstracts for individual papers
Friday 28 April 2023
Authors notified of acceptance of individual papers

Friday 12 May 2023
Early-bird registration opens

Friday 9 June 2023
Early-bird registraion closes, normal registration opens

Friday 21 July 2023
Normal registration closes

Wednesday 23 August – Friday 25 August 2023
BAAL 2023 Conference Dates

Plenary speakers

Alison Phipps

University of Glasgow

 

Meng Liu

University of Cambridge

 

Cylcia Bolibaugh

University of York

 

Emma Marsden

University of York

 

Ibrar Bhatt

Queen’s University Belfast

 

Pitt Corder Lecturer

Glenn Stockwell

Waseda University

 

Conference Venue

University of York
Heslington West
York
YO10 5DD

The conference parallel sessions and exhibition will take place within the Exhibition Centre. The Exhibition Centre lies at the heart of the University, offering a lakeside setting, providing a unique venue which is just a short distance from the city of York.

The plenary sessions will take place in the Spring Lane Lecture Theatre, located centrally on Heslington West within the modern Spring Lane Building.

Accommodation will be available on campus at James College.

Getting to the conference

For detailed information on how to reach York by Rail/Air/Car please see here.

York Railway Station is a 15-minute taxi/bus journey (dependent on traffic) to the University of York. Taxis are available directly outside the station. Alternatively, the No. 66 bus will take you directly to the University of York, the 2023 timetables will be issued in due course.

Local Taxi Company Number – Streamline Taxis +44 (0)1904 656 565 or Fleetways +44 (0)1904 365 365

If you are arriving by car, please note that parking at the University of York is limited and where possible we encourage you to travel by public transport. Cashless pay and display parking is in place, see here for rates. As well as credit/debit card, payment can also be made via PayByPhone.

The following is a list of all pay & display car parks on the Campus.

• Car park North
• Car park Central (nearest to Spring Lane Building)
• Car park West (nearest to Exhibition Centre & James College)
• Car park South

Please see interactive campus map for location of all car parks on Campus West.

Accessible parking bays are available across campus, reserved for blue badge holders, see here for more information.

About York

Uncover 300 years of railway history, climb aboard restored locomotives and browse some of the 1 million train-related artefacts at the free National Railway Museum.

Whitby, the setting for Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’, and Haworth, the birth place of the Brontës, are a short journey by car, bus or steam train (as seen in the Harry Potter films) from York, across the dramatic scenery of the North York moors.

Please visit www.visityork.org for more information and to plan your trip.

Contact the Local Organising Committee:

BAAL Conference 2023 Conference Secretariat
c/o Mosaic Events
Tower House
Mill Lane
Askham Bryan
York
YO23 3FS

Tel +44 (0) 1904 702165

Email: admin@baalconference2023.com