Call For Papers


“Exploring vocabulary development and use from multiple perspectives”

Annual Conference of the BAAL Vocabulary Studies SIG 2019

Hosted by the Department of Languages, Information, and Communications at the Manchester Metropolitan University

Dates: Thursday 25th April, 2019, 12.30-18.00 and

Friday 26th April, 2019, 09.00-17.00

Location: Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamond Street West, M15 6EB, Manchester

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

  • Professor Emerita Birgit Henriksen, University of Copenhagen
  • Associate Professor Kathy Conklin, University of Nottingham

The aim of this year’s annual Vocabulary Studies SIG Conference is to bring together vocabulary researchers who approach the study of vocabulary from multiple perspectives.  The conference will be an excellent opportunity to foster fruitful discussions about the multifaceted nature of vocabulary and to engage with present and future vocabulary research avenues.

We welcome 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 by the 22nd of February 2019. 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: 22nd February 2019

Results communicated: 1st March 2019

Registration starts: 26th February 2019

Registration deadline: 26th March 2019

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, and teas/coffees both days.
  • There will also be an optional conference dinner on Thursday the 25th

More information about registration and travel arrangements will be available at in due course.

If you have any questions, contact us at

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Manchester!

Local organiser:

Marijana Macis, Manchester Metropolitan University

Conference organizers:

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 York