Call for papers

New Approaches to Vocabulary

Time: 2nd July, 2015  13.00-17.00 and

3rd July, 2015  10.00-16.30

Place: B02, B03, B04 James Callaghan, Swansea University, Wales

Call for papers

This year’s annual Vocabulary SIG conference will be held at Swansea University, Wales. It starts from 1pm Thursday 2nd until 4.30pm Friday 3rd July 2015. The theme of this conference is ‘New approaches to vocabulary’. We welcome abstract submissions for a 20 minutes papers presentation or a poster focusing on vocabulary studies in Applied Linguistics, Psycholinguistics and related subject areas. We welcome abstracts based on empirical data with an inter-disciplinary approach. To submit your abstract, please send it to

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Professor Tess Fitzpatrick, Cardiff University

Professor Jeanine Treffers-Daller, University of Reading

Important dates:

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 15th April 2015

Notification: 15th May 2015

Registration starts: 20th May 2015

Abstract Format:

  • Times New Roman 12
  • Text 300 words maximum
  • Do not use any special fonts
  • Do not add tables, photos, or diagrams to your abstract

Pre-Conference Workshop

Time: 10.30-12.00    2nd July, 2015

Title: Programming vocabulary experiments and recording reaction times (RTs)

It is an introductory workshop to the use of computer software to design experiments following classical paradigms such as the lexical decision or the categorization tasks. Attendees will receive hands-on-experience of experimental programming.

Non-BAAL Member £20
BAAL Member £15
Students £10
BAAL Member Students £5

Conference fees (including refreshments and lunch):

Conference fees without workshop Conference fees with workshop
Non-BAAL Member £65 £85
BAAL Member £55 £70
Students £40 £50
BAAL Member Students £30 £35






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