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June 2022
Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the mid-year newsletter. After more than two years of restrictions due to the pandemic, we can now travel again and meet at conferences and events worldwide.

Forthcoming events by affiliates in 2022, onsite and virtual, include:

AILA Affiliated Conferences

Date Event Venue
July 13-16, 2022 Sociolinguistics Symposium 24 – Inside and Beyond Binaries Ghent University, Belgium
Aug 10-11, 2022 MAAL Asia Pacific Conference 2022 (MAAL APC 2022) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Aug 24-26, 2022 The 61st JACET International Convention Online, Japan
Sept 1-3, 2022 BAAL Conference 2022 Queen's University Belfast, N. Ireland
Sept 8-10, 2022 Interactional Competences and Practices in a Second Language (ICOP-L2) - Barcelona 2022 Barcelona, Spain
Sept 15-17, 2022 The 12th International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia
Sept 22-23, 2022 International Conference on Multilingual Education in Linguistically Diverse Contexts (MELDC 3) University of Tirana, Albania
Sept 28-30, 2022 2022 Annual Conference of the German Association of Applied Linguistics (GAL) Julius-Maximilians-Universität of Würzburg, Germany
Sept 29-30, 2022 6th International Conference of Applied Linguistics in Lithuania Faculty of Philology, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Sept 30 - Oct 1, 2022 IRAAL Conference 2022 Munster Technological University, Ireland
Oct 1, 2022 2022 ALAK International Conference & AILA East-Asia Forum Hybrid, Korea
Oct 27-29, 2022 AFinLAn syyssymposium 2022 Helsinki, Finland
Nov 6-11, 2022 13th Conference of Brazilian Applied Linguistics (CBLA) Online, Brazil
Nov 25-27, 2022 ALAA and ALANZ Conference – Applied linguistics in the Asia-Pacific region Wellington, New Zealand
July 17-21, 2023 AILA 60th Anniversary World Congress Lyon 2023 Lyon, France
Aug 13-16, 2024 AILA 60th Anniversary World Congress Kuala Lumpur 2024 Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia

Research Networks (ReNs)

Research Networks (ReNs) seek to promote research and its dissemination in all academic areas covered by AILA, with a particular focus on areas with potential for new cross-disciplinary research. ReNs facilitate regional and inter-regional networking leading to more joint engagements and exchanges. Please write to ReN coordinators if you are interested in joining any of the ReNs.

Historical Figures in Applied Linguistics

As we approach 60 years of AILA, it is appropriate to recall the founders of the Association and others who played a key role in AILA’s early days. In this issue, as AFLA (France) celebrates its 60th anniversary, you may be interested to read about the pioneers who founded AFLA in 1964: Guy Capelle (assisted by Antoine Culioli, Henri Evrard, André Martinet, Bernard Pottier and Paul Rivenc). Fernand Carton published an article on the emergence of applied linguistics in France in the 1960s. Amongst other interesting pieces of information, he describes interdisciplinary work at that time. The article in French (please Google translate into English if need be) is given below:


AILA’s relations with the United Nations go back a long way. More recently, AILA endorsed the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) contributing to raising awareness of social issues among applied linguists. Herewith a report by UNESCO on ‘A new social contract for education’ which includes the essential role of multilingualism in inclusive and equitable education.
With best wishes,

Professor Azirah Hashim
President, International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA)
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