CALL FOR PAPERS
“Vocabulary studies: intersection between theory, research, pedagogy and materials development”
Annual Conference of the BAAL Vocabulary Studies SIG 2020
Hosted by the Department of Applied Linguistics and the School of English at the University of Sheffield
Dates: Thursday 23rd April, 2020, 13.00-18.30 and
Friday 24th April, 2020, 09.00-17.00
Location: Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street, S3 7QY, Sheffield
Confirmed Plenary Speakers:
- Senior Lecturer Dana Gablasova, Lancaster University
- Associate Professor Phil Durrant, University of Exeter
The theme of this year’s Vocabulary Studies SIG conference will provide a forum for discussion of vocabulary research from multiple perspectives, with the aim to reflect on the intersection between theory, research and practice. The conference will be an excellent opportunity for participants to engage with present and future vocabulary research venues, and to foster fruitful discussion on how vocabulary research can inform theory and practice, as well as its implications for vocabulary development and use in diverse learning contexts.
We invite abstracts for paper and poster presentations on any topic related to the teaching, learning, processing, use, and assessment of vocabulary (e.g. corpus linguistic approaches to the study of vocabulary; classroom-based research on the learning and teaching of vocabulary; formulaic language; psycholinguistic studies on the processing of vocabulary; vocabulary assessment, etc.). We particularly welcome abstracts based on empirical data.
We welcome proposals for: a) Paper presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions) and b) and poster proposals. A title and a 300-word abstract should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 1st of February 2020. Please specify in your email if your submission is for a poster or paper presentation and do not add tables or diagrams in the abstract submission.
For the first time this year, and in the interest of inclusion, the conference will provide British Sign Language interpreting during the talks, if required by attendees. The delegates should let us know if they are in need of sign language interpreters upon registration for the conference.
Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 1st February 2020
Results communicated: 2nd March 2020
Registration starts: 15th February 2020
Registration deadline: 29th March 2020
Conference fees (including refreshments and lunch):
|BAAL Member Students||£30|
- The above price covers attendance on both days, Friday lunch, and teas/coffees both days.
- There will also be an optional conference dinner on Thursday the 23rd
More information about registration and travel arrangements will be available at https://baalvocabsig.wordpress.com/ in due course.
If you have any questions, contact us at email@example.com
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Sheffield!
Beatriz González-Fernández, The University of Sheffield
Convenor: Ana Pellicer-Sánchez, UCL Institute of Education
Secretary: Roopa Leonard, University of Reading
Treasurer: Pawel Szudarski, University of Nottingham
Web Editor: Verónica García-Castro, University of Costa Rica