News from the University Council on General and Applied Linguistics and its affiliates.

  • 07 Jan 2019 09:57
    Message # 6986819
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Contents

    1.     UCGAL REF 2021 Open Meeting

    2.     The Common English Forum’s ‘facilitating subject’ document

    3.     Election of new BAAL chair

    4.     BAAL Applying Linguistics Fund 2017-18

    5.     Visual Representations of Multilingualism competition

    6.     Call for Papers: Annual Meeting of BAAL

     

    UCGAL REF 2021 Open Meeting

    This meeting was held at the University of Birmingham on Monday 17 December 2018, starting at 2pm. It was free of charge and open to any member of an UCGAL affiliate organisation. For further details, go to: http://www.linguistics.ac.uk/events.html

     

    The Common English Forum’s ‘facilitating subject’ document

    UCGAL has supported the CEF’s argument to the DfE that the list of ‘facilitating’ A-level subjects be expanded to include English Language.

     

    DR DAWN KNIGHT AS THE NEW BAAL CHAIR

    Dr Dawn Knight was elected as the BAAL Chair (2018-2021) in September’s BAAL AGM. We would like to thank the outgoing Chair, Professor Tess Fitzpatrick, for her invaluable contributions to BAAL over the past many years. Dr Caroline Tagg will serve as the BAAL Secretary. The new Executive Committee membership can be found at https://baal.org.uk/committee/

     

    BAAL APPLYING LINGUISTICS FUND 2017/18

    BAAL is committed to public engagement. We offer the BAAL Applying Linguistics Fund of a total of £10,000 to support members to carry out innovative activities which link research and application/public engagement.

    The three winners of the Applying Linguistics Fund 2017/18 are:

     

    ·       Jackie Jia Lou, Susan Stewart and Jean-Marc Dewaele: Increasing the visibility of linguistic diversity in an international school: Children as co-researchers and co-designers of linguistic landscape. Awarded £3,000

    ·       Rodney Jones, Parvaneh Tavakoli, Sylvia Jaworska and Tony Capstick: Solving critical literacy problems in a multilingual prison: A community-based collaborative approach. Awarded £3,964.39

    ·       Florence Myles, Bernardette Holmes, Alison Porter, Angela Tellier and Victoria Murphy: Primary Languages Policy Implementation Strategy. Awarded £2999.50

    Further information about the fund and past awards can be found at https://baal.org.uk/funding/baal-applying-linguistics-fund-call-for-applications-and-winners-2017-18/

     

    A BAAL Competition for Visual Representations of Multilingualism opened in October 2018. 

    This competition aims to provide a creative opportunity to explore new ways of representing multilingualism through visual means and to stimulate debate and raise awareness about innovative ways of thinking about multilingualism. It is part of BAAL’s initiative of increasing multilingual representation in BAAL and beyond. It is organised in partnership with CuratorSpace, Multilingual Matters, and the AILA Research Network for Creative Inquiry and Applied Linguistics. It is open to everyone, not limited to BAAL members only. The deadline is Friday 29 March 2019.

    Further information about the competition is available at https://baal.org.uk/funding/competition-for-visual-representations-of-multilingualism-2018-2019/

     

    52ND ANNUAL MEETING OF THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR APPLIED LINGUISTICS CALL FOR PAPERS

    BAAL 2019 will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK with the theme "Broadening the Horizons of Applied Linguistics" on 29-31 August 2019.  We hope the conference theme will encourage proposals from a wide range of disciplines and that this in turn will encourage cross-disciplinary dissemination of ideas and research. Plenary speakers: Julia Carroll – University of Coventry; Tim Grant – Aston University; Kate Pahl - Manchester Metropolitan University; and Adrian Holliday – Canterbury Christ Church University (Pit Corder lecture). The deadline for receipt of abstracts: 31 March 2019.

    Further information about the conference can be found at https://baal.org.uk/annual-conference/


    For more information on UCGAL, see http://www.linguistics.ac.uk 

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