Call for papers: British Association of Applied Linguistics: Innovation and Social Justice in Applied Linguistics, 1-3 September 2022, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland (Hybrid format). Deadline: 31 March, 2022.
BAAL 2022 will be hosted by Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The conference’s theme Innovation and Social Justice in Applied Linguistics reflects an increasing interest in research that responds to real-world concerns within and beyond the field. In the face of a global health crisis and rising socio-racial awareness, this theme invites discussions around innovative and socially just practices in a field that is experiencing the multilingual, spatial, and social justice turn all at once. The current times are transformative and organizers hope that the conference theme will enable proposals from across disciplines and sub-disciplines of applied linguistics to stimulate conversations about the field’s responses to global turbulence and shifts. They also invite proposals to generate meaningful dialogue around current issues in language research.
The current plan is to hold the conference in-person with limited virtual options for participation. They will monitor the situation closely and reassess the situation in March 2022 and make a final decision as to whether the conference will be held in person or if it will have to move to an online format.