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 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 on the abstract submission page before submitting your paper.
Professor Jan Blommaert
Jan Blommaert is Professor of Language, Culture and Globalization and Director of the Babylon Center at Tilburg University, The Netherlands, and Professor of African Linguistics and Sociolinguistics at Ghent University, Belgium. He holds honorary appointments at University of the Western Cape (South Africa) and Beijing Language and Culture University (China) and is group leader of the Max Planck Sociolinguistic Diversity Working Group. He has published widely on language ideologies and language inequality in the context of globalization.
Professor Anne Cutler
University of Western Sydney
Anne Cutler is Research Professor at The MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney. She studied in Australia, Germany and the US, and worked in the UK before becoming, from 1993 to 2013, a director of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, and Professor of Comparative Psycholinguistics, University of Nijmegen, both in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. She is a fellow of a number of scientific academies on three continents, and in 1999 received the Spinoza Prize (highest scientific prize in the Netherlands). Her research centres on the recognition of spoken language, in particular how listening to speech is adapted, from the earliest opportunity onwards, to suit the native language.
Professor Nicholas Evans
Australian National University Nicholas Evans is Professor of Linguistics at the College of Asia/Pacific, Australian National University. He has carried out wide-ranging fieldwork on languages of northern Australia and Papua New Guinea, and the driving interest of his work is the interplay between documenting endangered languages and the many scientific and humanistic questions they can help us answer. In addition to grammars of two Aboriginal languages, Kayardild and Bininj Gun-wok, dictionaries of Dalabon and Kayardild); edited collections on a number of linguistic topics, and over 120 scientific papers, he recently published the widely-acclaimed crossover book Dying Words: Endangered Languages and What They Have to Tell Us which sets out a broad program for the field's engagement with the world's dwindling linguistic diversity.
Professor Li Wei
University of London
Li Wei is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, where he is also Pro-Vice-Master and Director of the Birkbeck Graduate Research School. His main research interests are in the broad field of bilingualism and multilingualism, including Bilingual and Multilingual First Language Acquisition (BAMFLA), early second language acquisition (ESLA), speech and language disorders of bilingual and multilingual speakers, pragmatics of codeswitching, bilingual education, and intercultural communication. His current work focuses on the creativity and criticality of multilingual speakers. He is author and editor of numerous publications, most notably, Three Generations Two Languages One Family (1994), The Bilingualism Reader (2000, 2007), and Blackwell Guide to Research Methods in Bilingualism and Multilingualism (with Melissa Moyer, 2008) which won the 2009 BAAL Book Prize. He is Principal Editor of the International Journal of Bilingualism.
Professor Lourdes Ortega
Lourdes Ortega is Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University, and she has held previous positions at Georgia State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Hawaii. Her main area of research is in second language acquisition, particularly socio-cognitive and educational dimensions of additional language learning in adult classroom settings. In the last few years she has become interested in applying insights from bilingualism, usage-based linguistics, and transdisciplinarity to the investigation of second language development. She was co-recipient of the Pimsleur and the TESOL Research awards in 2000 and has been a doctoral Mellon fellow (1999), a postdoctoral Spencer/National Academy of Education fellow (2003), and a senior research fellow at the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies (2010).
Professor Elana Shohamy
Tel Aviv University
Elana Shohamy is a professor of language education at the School of Education, Tel Aviv University, Israel. Her research, teaching and writings focus on a variety of topics related to language testing, language policy and migration within a critical perspective, in the contexts of conflicts, co-existence and rights. A central component of her work in the last decade has been in the field of ‘linguistic landscape’, referring to the study of languages and their representations in public space in contexts of multilingualism, multimodalities, visual literacy, urban spaces, language policy and within a focus on public spaces as arenas of contestation and negotiations. Elana is the editor of the journal Language Policy . In 2010 she was granted the ILTA (International Language Testing Association) lifetime achievement award.