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Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research

Conferences and workshops Event

Avenue Campus
9 July 2013 - 9 July 2016

Event details

An overview of upcoming and past conferences and workshops


Language Learning In and Out of the Classroom

A One Day Symposium Celebrating the Work of Professor Rosamond Mitchell

Date: 18 June 2014

Venue: Avenue Campus, University of Southampton

Modern Languages at Southampton invites you to join us in celebrating Professor Rosamund Mitchell's academic career, in a one-day symposium.

The symposium will pay tribute to Ros’s dedication and many achievements in the fields of Education and Applied Linguistics for the past 40 years. It will open with an overview of Ros’s career contributions from Professor Florence Myles and will include a series of talks by former collaborators and PhD students on the topic of foreign language teaching and learning. The event will finish with a roundtable where participants will discuss the future of language learning and teaching in the UK and beyond. A wine reception will follow. We hope you can join us in making this day very special for Ros.

RSVP by 1 May 2014

Contact Megan Lewis on to reserve a place and for further information.




Language Testing Forum 2014

Conference Theme: Language Testing: Engaging multi-disciplinary perspectives

Call for Papers

Date: 21-23 November 2014

Venue: University of Southampton

Keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Charles Alderson (Lancaster University, UK)
  • Prof. Lianzhen He (Zhejiang University, China)

Language testing and processes of language test validation and evaluation draw on theoretical perspectives from fields such as Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. The approach informs test design and format, and test data analysis. This conference is an opportunity for language testers and language educators to engage with new developments in these fields, and other multi-disciplinary perspectives which can help us meet emerging and future challenges.

We invite submissions to contribute to the topic in the form of paper or poster. More soon about online submission.

Any questions, please contact:

The conference 'Residence Abroad, Social Networks and Second Language Learning' is taking place at the University of Southampton 11-13 April 2013.

This conference arises from “LANGSNAP”, a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, based at the University of Southampton, which has tracked a cohort of Anglophone students during residence abroad in France, Spain and Mexico, and studied their social integration and its consequences for their linguistic development in varying settings. The conference is intended for researchers on language learning/ multilingualism, program administrators, and educational professionals interested in residence/study abroad and interactions between social processes and language development.

One major strand of the conference will focus on language learning during residence abroad, and will include presentation of LANGSNAP project results alongside other research presentations. A second strand will focus on issues to do with the design and effective management of residence abroad programmes. The conference will be preceded by a business meeting of the AILA Research Network “Study Abroad and Language Acquisition”.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Jim Coleman, Open University, UK
  • Celeste Kinginger, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Ulrich Thwshler, University of Kassel, Germany

For more information and registration please visit the LLAS website.

BAAL/ CUP seminar "Narrative inquiry in transnational migratory contexts: epistemological and methodological issues" at University of Southampton, 8-9 July 2013. Deadline for paper proposals is 15 April 2013. For further details and paper proposals contact Adriana Patiño at

BAAL 2012 - "Multilingual Theory and Practice in Applied Linguistics" - 45th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL). The conference is being organised by the Centre for Applied Language Research, University of Southampton and Modern Languages, University of Southampton.

Date: 6 September, 2012 - 8 September, 2012

Location: Physics Lecture Theatre A, Blg 46, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

Plenary Speakers :

Kingsley Bolton, City University of Hong Kong

Aneta Pavlenko, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

Rosemarie Tracy, University of Mannheim, Germany

For more information visit the BAAL 2012 website.

The Workshop on Complex Systems in Linguistics took place on 5th September 2011 at the University of Southampton. The workshop brought together researchers working with various conceptions of complexity in the study of language, to explore the different ways in which concepts from complexity science may bear upon current linguistic theories. The three invited international speakers were Cedric Boeckx (Institució Catalana de Recerca I Estudis Avançats/Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Diane Larsen-Freeman (University of Michigan) and Philip Herdina (Universität Innsbruck). The workshop also contained a number of other exploratory and innovative papers, with a focus on advancing new methodologies within linguistics

The BAAL/ CUP Seminar on Multilingualism in Education (20th and 21st May 2011, University of Southampton) provided forum for researches addressing educational multilingualism from diverse angles, including prominently CLIL (Content-and-language-integrated-learning) and community language teaching. The two invited speakers were Ute Smit (University of Vienna) and Charmian Kenner (Goldsmiths College, University of London), who highlighted points of synergism between diverse research project.


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