BAAL Vocabulary SIG 2019 Conference Programme

BAAL Vocabulary SIG 2019

Conference Programme

Thursday 25th April

Time Event Location
12.00-12.45 Registration GM Atrium
12.45-13.00 Opening GM LT7
13.00-13.30 Lexical and conceptual expectations in native and non-native speakers’ processing of verb-noun collocations

Cylcia Bolibaugh

GM LT7
13.30-14.00 Do words come easy? L2 vocabulary development as a result of a SA experience (S)

Judith Borràs-Andrés

GM LT7
14.00-14.30 Moving the field of vocabulary assessment forward: The need for more rigorous test development and validation

Norbert Schmitt

GM LT7
14.30-15.00 Coffee break   GM Atrium
15.00-15.30 L2 lexical engagement of the meaning of novel words and the (in)significance of individual differences (S)

Verónica García Castro

GM LT7
15.30-16.00 Can vocabulary learning occur by chance? An empirical study on incidental vocabulary learning in the digital era (S)

Danyang Zhang

GM LT7
16.00-16.30 Learning L2 vocabulary from reading-only, reading-while-listening, and reading with textual input enhancement: Insights from Vietnamese EFL learners (S)

Duy Van Vu

Elke Peters

GM LT7
16.30-17.00 Break (group picture) GM Atrium
17.00-18.00 Plenary talk 1

The importance of (good) input on vocabulary learning: The case of formulaic language

Associate Professor Kathy Conklin

GM LT7
19.00 Conference Dinner Zouk Restaurant

 

 Friday 26th April

Time Event Location
9.15-9.45 The effect of incidental and explicit dual-mode exposure on vocabulary learning among EFL learners (S)

Imane Berrouba Tani 

GM LT7
9.45-10.15 Does a reflection on the semantic motivation of Spanish idioms foster their acquisition? A teaching proposal inspired by Cognitive linguistics (S)

Clara Ureña Tormo
Hélène Stengers
Julie Deconinck

GM LT7
10.15-10.45 Interpreting idioms from context: Evidence from eye-movement patterns in native speakers

Gareth Carrol,
Jeannette Littlemore

GM LT7
10.45-11.15 Coffee break GM Atrium
11.15-11.45 Incidental vocabulary learning as a function of verbal-visual contiguity: duration, frequency, and ratio in L2 captioned videos (S)

Souheyla Ghebghoub

GM LT7
11.45-12.15 Understanding  the  vocabulary  knowledge  construct:  An  empirical examination across L2 learner populations and proficiency levels

Beatriz González Fernández

GM LT7
12.15-12.45 Phonological variables are more important than vocabulary in L2 listening among Chinese learners of English

Yun Wang
Jeanine Treffers-Daller
Suzanne Graham

GM LT7
12.45-13.00 Preparation for Poster session GM Atrium
13.00-14.30  Lunch Break

 Poster Presentations:

1.      The investigation into vocabulary learning strategies in a target language community

Nur Afiqah Ab Rahman

 2.      Signalling nouns in learner and native speaker English

Abdulrahman Alharbi

 3.      The effect of an explicit awareness-raising approach on lexical collocation awareness and knowledge of female undergraduate Saudi students majoring in the English language

Mai Alqaed

 4.      L2 incidental vocabulary learning through different modes of input: The role of frequency of occurrence and working memory

Hassan Alshumrani

 5.      Towards a framework for word list evaluation

Sarah Alzeer

 6.      The learning burden and decay of foreign language vocabulary knowledge – The effect of form presentation mode

Samuel Barclay

 7.      How is a vocabulary lost: ‘Pit talk’ in the East Midlands

Natalie Braber

 8.      Vocabulary size as a proxy for the socio-economic status in partner selection

Michael Daller, Zehra Ongun

 9.      Second language learners’ knowledge of academic spoken vocabulary: form, meaning, and word class

Yen Dang, Marijana Macis

 10.  Following individual paths: An investigation of students‘ instructed and non-instructed steps towards vocabulary development

Katharina Ghamarian

 11.  Lexical error analysis: Unpicking a knotty problem

Anthony Picot

 12.  Successful lexical inferencing strategies and cultural topic Familiarity during reading

Nesreen Al Ahmadi

 13.  The effects of timing and modality of teaching on learners’ retention of academic and technical vocabulary

Khaled AlAmri

GM Atrium
14.30-15.30 Plenary talk 2

The Need for Teacher Cognition Research on Vocabulary Teaching and Learning

Professor Emerita Birgit Henriksen

 

GM LT7
15.30-16.00 Break

 Votes for best poster and best student presentation

GM Atrium
16.00-16.30  

Announcement of winners and Closing Remarks & AGM

 

GM LT7

Important notes:

  1. Letter S next to some of the presentation titles means that these are student presentations.
  2. GM LT7 and GM Atrium are based on the ground floor in the Geoffrey Manton Building.

 

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Election 2018

Currently, three positions (Convenor, Treasurer and Secretary) of the current Vocab SIG committee have come to the end of their second period of two years serving time. These three positions are therefore facing a new election.

We already have members who have expressed their interest in the three positions and we welcome any other expressions of interest. If you wish to stand for any of these positions, please post your name, the position you would like to apply and a brief description detailing what motivates you to apply for this position, why you should be elected and what you can bring to the Vocab SIG in your serving time to baalvocabsig@hotmail.com by 29th of June 2018.

The election will be conducted at this year’s Vocabulary SIG Annual Conference at UCL, London. You will need to be a BAAL member to be eligible to apply for any of the positions or to vote at the conference. Detailed information of BAAL Vocab SIG and its constitution can be found here at https://baalvocabsig.wordpress.com/about/vocabulary-sig-constitution/

Election for New BAAL Vocab SIG Committee

The current Vocab SIG committee has come to the end of its period of two years serving time and the committee is facing a new election. The current committee members are Dr. Michael Daller (Reading University), Dr. Ana Pellicer Sanchez (Nottingham University) and Yixin Wang-Taylor (PhD candidate of Swansea University). Although the committee members are happy to stand for another term, the Vocab SIG welcomes new applicants. If you wish to stand for any position, please post your name, the position you would like to apply and a brief biography (150 words) to baalvocabsig@hotmail.com by 1st October 2016. In the biography, please demonstrate what motivates you to apply for this position, why you should be elected and what you can bring to the Vocab SIG in your serving time. The biography will be open to every Vocab SIG member if an online election is needed. To be an eligible applicant, you will have to be a BAAL member.

Welcome to our Vocabulary Special Interest Group

This blog is now open to everybody who is interested in vocabulary studies. Future events and notices will be published here. Any brainstorming will be welcomed. With every member’s contribution, we hope this blog will bring energy into the British Applied Linguistics. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to send an email to r.leonard@reading.ac.uk