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BAAL Vocab SIG conference 2018

Our next annual conference will take place on the 9th and 10th of July at the UCL Institute of Education in London.

More details to be announced in due course.

 

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Guidelines for Presentations & Posters

Presentations

Our presentation slots are 30 minutes long, with 20 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes for questions. It is important that presenters do not exceed the allocated time so that we can follow the schedule.

Delegates are kindly requested to upload their power point presentation prior to their talks and during the breaks. The PC and screen will be provided in the conference room.

A prize will be given to the best student presentation.

Posters

There are three poster sessions (A, B and C), with about 10 posters on display each time. Presenters at session A can set up the poster during registration (3rd July) and remove it at the end of the day. Presenters at session B can set up the posters on Tuesday morning (4th July). A 15 minutes break (13:00-13:15) on 4th July has been reserved for presenters from Session B to remove their poster and for presenters from Session C to set up their posters. Presenters at session C can remove their posters at the end of the conference.

A1 size is required for both landscape (841mm x 594mm) and portrait (594mm x 841mm) posters. One poster will be displayed on one board.

Presenters are requested to be present at the poster during the allocated poster session on the Conference programme.

A prize will be given to the best poster presented at each poster session. There will be three poster prize winters in total.

BAAL Vocab SIG Annual Conference 2017

Getting to the conference venue

This year’s Vocab SIG conference will be held at the NHBS G10 Lecture Theatre located in Henley Business School at the University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus. The postcode for Henley Business School is RG6 6UD and it is most easily accessed via the Shinfield Road campus gate (RG6 6UR).

Access by train

Reading train station is a mainline train station and is easily accessible from most other places in the UK.

There are direct rail links from many major cities, including Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff, Bristol, and Exeter, as well as a number of routes through London.

Travelling from London

If you are travelling from or via London, the quickest route to take is from London Paddington station.

Trains from London Paddington to Reading run approximately every 15-20 minutes throughout the day and the average journey time is around 30 minutes.

Access from the airport

London Heathrow

A direct bus service runs between Heathrow airport and Reading station. Buses run every 30 minutes, during the day, and take about 40 minutes. For more information, please visit the RailAir website.

London Gatwick

A direct train service runs between Gatwick airport and Reading station. Trains run once an hour, during the day and take about 75 minutes. For more information please visit the National Rail website.

For other London airports such as Stanstead, City, and Luton, there are train services although they may not always be direct. Please check the National Rail website for further details.

Access by bus and taxi

The 21 and 21a buses run from Reading train station in the town centre to our Whiteknights campus at regular intervals, 24 hours a day.

If you choose to take a taxi or bus, the bus stops and taxi rank can be found outside the station. A taxi will cost you approximately £8 and a single bus journey will cost you £1.90 (return £3.60. You will need the exact money as the buses do not give change).

Access on foot or cycling

Our Whiteknights campus is approximately two miles and around 40 minutes on foot from Reading Station. Please allow a further 10 minutes to reach a specific building or site once on campus.

Access by car

The Whiteknights campus is approximately 1.5 miles from the M4 motorway. The Sat nav postcode for the Shinfield Road entrance is RG6 6UR. Please contact the organisers if you are arriving by car so that we can arrange visitors’ parking permits for you.

ACCOMMODATION

On campus accommodation

Delegates can book summer accommodation at the University of Reading. Prices begin at £19.20 per night for visiting students and £39.95 for other visitors. Your booking will include a fully furnished bedroom, kitchen facilities, and WiFi. For further details and to make bookings, please visit the Stay@Reading website: http://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-study/accommodation/stay.aspx

Off-campus accommodation

  1. Hillingdon Prince

The Hillingdon Prince is a budget hotel and is about a 10-minute walk from Whiteknights campus.  It is also a convenient 15-minute walk from the town centre. The hotel offers great value rooms and amenities at affordable rates with facilities such as free WiFi, microwave, fridge, ensuite bathroom etc. To book a room, visit http://www.hillingdonprince.co.uk/accommodation/

  1. Hotel Ibis Reading Centre

Located right next to the town centre, Hotel Ibis is a 20-minute walk to the Whiteknights campus and also a short bus ride away from it. It is close to the train station and offers rooms at affordable prices. For further details and room booking, please visit: http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-5431-ibis-reading-centre-new-ibis-rooms/index.shtml

  1. Holiday Inn Reading South

This hotel is a 10-minute drive from the town centre. Holiday Inn offers standard and executive rooms at reasonable rates and top class facilities. For further details and online bookings, visit the site: http://www.hireadingsouthhotel.co.uk/

  1. Hotel Ibis Styles Reading Oxford Road Hotel

This hotel is 1.5 miles from the town centre and a 15-minute drive from the Whiteknights campus. It is located close to the M4 and offers modern, standard rooms at reasonable rates. For further details and online booking, visit: http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-9686-ibis-styles-reading-oxford-rd/index.shtml#section-rooms

BAAL Vocabulary Studies SIG 2017 Annual Conference-Call for Papers

Hosted by Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics at the University of Reading.

Dates: Monday 3rd July, 2017, 13.00-17.00 and

Tuesday 4th July, 2017, 10.00-16.30

Location: University of Reading, Reading, RG6 6UA

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

We invite abstracts for paper and poster presentations on any topic related to the teaching, learning and assessment of vocabulary. We particularly welcome abstracts based on empirical data.

We welcome proposals for: a) Paper presentations (20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions); b) and poster proposals. A title and a 300-word abstract should be submitted to baalvocabsig@hotmail.com by the 9th of May 2017. Please specify if your submission is for a poster or paper presentation and do not add tables or diagrams in the abstract submission.

Important dates:

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 9th May 2017

Results communicated: End of May 2017

Conference Registration deadline: 12th June 2017

 Conference fees (including refreshments and lunch):

Conference fees
Non-BAAL Member £55
BAAL Member £45
Students £25
BAAL Member Students £20

*The above price covers attendance on both days, Tuesday lunch, teas/coffees both days.

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 baalvocabsig@hotmail.com or any conference organisers.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Reading!

Conference organizers:

Michael Daller (m.daller@reading.ac.uk)

Roopa Leonard ( r.k.leonard@pgr.reading.ac.uk)

Ana Pellicer-Sánchez (a.pellicer-sanchez@ucl.ac.uk)

Yixin Wang-Taylor (baalvocabsig@hotmail.com)

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.

BAAL Vocab SIG Annual Conference 2016–Call for Papers

BAAL Vocabulary Studies SIG

2016 Annual Conference-Call for Papers

Studying vocabulary: A multidisciplinary approach

Hosted by the School of English and the Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics (CRAL) at the University of Nottingham.

Dates: Thursday 7th July, 2016, 13.00-17.00 and

Friday 8th July, 2016, 10.00-16.30

Location: University Park, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

  • Professor Paul Meara, Swansea University
  • Professor Norbert Schmitt, University of Nottingham

 

A wide range of approaches are now currently followed in vocabulary studies. The aim of this conference is to bring together vocabulary researchers from a variety of backgrounds who are interested in the study of vocabulary from different perspectives. The conference will be an excellent opportunity to foster fruitful discussions about the present and future of vocabulary studies.

We invite abstracts for paper and poster presentations on any topic related to the teaching, learning, processing, 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); b) and poster proposals. A title and a 300-word abstract should be submitted to vocabulary.sig.2016@nottingham.ac.uk by the 15th of April 2016. Please specify if your submission is for a poster or paper presentation and do not add tables or diagrams in the abstract submission.

 

Important dates:

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 15th April 2016

Results communicated: 15th May 2016

Registration starts: 20th May 2016

Registration deadline: 15th June 2016 

 

Conference fees (including refreshments and lunch):

Conference fees
Non-BAAL Member £65
BAAL Member £55
Students £40
BAAL Member Students £30
  • The above price covers attendance on both days, Friday lunch, teas/coffees both days.
  • There will also be an optional conference dinner on Thursday 7th

 

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 vocabulary.sig.2016@nottingham.ac.uk.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Nottingham!

 

Conference organizers:

Ana Pellicer-Sánchez (ana.pellicer-sanchez@nottingham.ac.uk)

Michael Rodgers (michael.rodgers@nottingham.ac.uk)

Norbert Schmitt (norbert.schmitt@nottingham.ac.uk)

 

Registration started 2015

Please note that the notifications have now been sent. All the speakers registration deadline is no latter than 10th June, 2015. All the detailed information about this year’s conference can be found under the head title of CONFERENCE on our Vocab SIG website.