BAAL 2023 Conference (23-25 August 2023)

Opening Up Applied Linguistics.

In August 2023 we look forward to welcoming delegates to The University of York for the 56th Annual Conference of the British Association for Applied Linguistics. This year’s conference theme is “Opening up Applied Linguistics”. With this in mind, we aim to celebrate existing open research initiatives, which have led the way in transforming applied linguistics research by making it more accessible, transparent, reproducible and collaborative, to further realise principles of openness and inclusivity by representing a broader range of areas within applied linguistics, including but not limited to decolonizing language learning and teaching, language use in the digital age, and Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and to create an accessible and inclusive conference environment.

The conference is hosted by the Centre for Research in Language Learning and Use (CRELLU) and the Department of Education at the University of York. CRELLU is an interdisciplinary research centre that bridges theory and practice and explores practical questions relating to classroom-based teaching and learning as well as questions in second language acquisition. Colleagues in the Centre employ a wide range of methods and are at the forefront of efforts to develop infrastructure and communities underpinning open research and open scholarship, notably by ensuring that research materials are publicly available for inspection and reuse (IRIS), that research articles are physically and conceptually accessible to people outside academia (OASIS), and that researchers have access to the guidance, advocacy, and open educational resources necessary to work openly (EROS). The Department of Education at the University of York is also home to the National Centre for Excellence in Language Pedagogy (NCELP).