The 2017 British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) conference is hosted by the School of Education and the Centre for Language Education Research at the University of Leeds. The theme of the conference – Diversity and Applied Linguistics – will enable us to engage with the notion of diversity both of and in Applied Linguistics, in a diversifying world. What opportunities are enabled? What challenges are presented? What are the key questions for the field, as we take stock and look forward?
BAAL is a UK-based professional association which provides a forum for applied linguistics, the academic field which connects knowledge about language to decision-making in the real world. BAAL holds an annual meeting, bringing together established, early career and beginner researchers and language professionals from across the field of Applied Linguistics.
2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Inaugural Meeting of BAAL.
We are keen to hear from individuals and organisations interested in sponsoring speakers, sessions and other aspects of the conference. Please complete the form at the bottom of this page, and we will contact you to discuss options.