2024 Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics (PAAL) International Conference | Aug 21 – 22, 2024 | Seoul, Korea

2024 PAAL International Conference

Key information

  • Date: Aug 21 to Aug 22, 2024
  • Location: Korea University, Seoul, Korea
  • Theme: The Evolving and Changing Status of English in the World
  • Conference website: http://www.paal.kr/
  • Keynote speakers:
    • Dr. Andrew Moody, University of Macau
    • TBA

The PAAL International Conference is the annual gathering of the Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, a global community of researchers dedicated to applied linguistics and related fields in Asian and Pan-Asian contexts. The conference was originally established as a collaboration between PAAL Japan and PAAL Korea, with the hosting alternating between these two groups of researchers. Over the years, our conference has grown in scope, attracting researchers and practitioners from around the world.

The Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics welcomes abstract submissions in all areas of applied linguistics (broadly defined), including but not limited to the following topics. We particularly encourage submissions that align with this year's theme, “The Evolving and Changing Status of English in the World.”

Language Acquisition,
Language and Culture,
edagogy (Language/Literature),
Theoretical Linguistics,
Text Analysis,
Language & Technology
Language Testing,
Language Policy and Planning,
World Englishes/ELF,

Please note that while the language of the conference is English, research about any language is welcome.

Submission guidelines

  • The word count of your abstract should be 300 words or fewer.
  • Write your abstract using the abstract template linked here.
  • All presenters, including co-presenters, are required to be PAAL members before and on the registration date, which is August 21, 2024. If you are a regular PAAL member, please ensure that your 2024 annual membership is valid before the registration deadline.
  • The abstracts will undergo double-blind peer-review and, if accepted, will be included in the 2024 PAAL International Conference Book.
  • Abstracts should be submitted through EasyAbs at: https://easyabs.linguistlist.org/conference/PAAL2024

Important dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission: March 1, 2024, at 23:59 (GMT +9)
  • Notification of acceptance: March 29, 2024
  • Deadline for early-bird registration: July 31, 2024
  • Deadline for regular registration: August 14, 2024

Accepted submissions will be scheduled for a presentation using one of the following presentation modes.

  • Oral presentation
    • : 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for Q & A
  • Student oral presentation
    • 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for Q & A
    • All presenters in this category are automatically qualified to be candidates for the “PAAL Graduate Student Award: Excellent presentation as a young scholar.”
  • Poster presentation
    • 90 minutes for Q & A

Further information on the conference

We look forward to receiving your abstracts.

PAAL Korea