We will be hosting the 51st annual meeting of the British Association of Applied Linguistics from 6-8 September 2018 in the School of Languages and Linguistics at York St John University. For more information, please check the details on http://www.cvent.com/events/baal-2018-annual-meeting/event-summary-78e684777ce54042b0e7fd5e79f5dc7b.aspx
18th November 2017
Call for papers:
In today’s globalised, yet increasingly polarised world, communication skills, cultural knowledge, cultural sensitivity and open-mindedness towards others would seem to be more important than ever. The task of helping all students develop this core intercultural competence is surely one to be shared by all educators, but as EAP teachers and language professionals we are perhaps better placed than many to address it, to increase awareness of its importance and share our best practice with colleagues in other disciplines.
We would warmly welcome proposals for papers on any aspect of this broad theme. For example, papers could focus on, but not be limited to, the following topics:
In the classroom
This strand hopes to answer questions such as: Should we explicitly teach/attempt to facilitate intercultural communication in the EAP classroom? If so, how do we do it, and can/should it be assessed?
This strand hopes to answer questions such as: What is our role in preparing students for and helping them navigate campus life and an internationalised curriculum?
This strand hopes to answer questions such as: What intercultural competencies do we need to develop as teachers? How can we help develop these across our institutions?
Wider Social Responsibility and Social Justice
This strand hopes to answer questions such as: What role does the field of language and intercultural communication have in, and in what ways can it contribute to, addressing the recent worldwide political events that have challenged liberal, critical and ethical discourses on issues such as diversity, intercultural relations and social justice.
The theme could apply equally to pre-sessional or in-sessional EAP, and to undergraduate, post-graduate and foundation programme students in the UK and around the world.
Call for papers: Abstracts (300 words) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9th October 2017 using the proposal form (see below).
‘HOME, HOSPITALITY AND BELONGING’
Dates: Thursday 18th & Friday 19th May 2017
Location: Nottingham Trent University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Chaucer Building
Fee: BAAL Members £80.00, non-members £90.00. (No daily rates) Two postgraduate scholarships will be available.
Richard Fay – Lecturer in TESOL and Interecultural Communication, University of Manchester
Montserrat Guibernau – Professor of Politics, Queen Mary University of London.
Call for Contributions
This two-day seminar aims to encourage multi- and inter-disciplinary exchanges on the phenomenon of intercultural communication and its relationship with and within Applied Linguistics.
We are now inviting contributions to the seminar from people with interest and experience in researching and using intercultural communication (IC) in diverse ways. We are asking all contributors if they can make data-centered contributions, so any discussion of new research you are undertaking would be particularly welcome. We especially encourage presentations which explore the seminar theme.
Dramatic recent political events mean that the progress made by liberal, critical and ethical discourses on issues of social justice in interracial and intercultural relations has taken a sinister turn. Whilst contemporary studies in language and intercultural communication and politics have been working towards understandings of cultures that foreground the transnational., the blurring of national boundaries and the building of positive ideas of ‘difference’, the unexpected electoral results these last few months – for the UK to leave the European Union, and the new US presidency – have brought to the fore of political life policies that challenge diversity, intercultural communication and social justice. As a result, human rights previously taken for granted, such as the upholding of one’s language, faith and culture have been brought into question within Western ‘liberal’ democracies.
Many British citizens, European citizens and other residents in the West have, overnight, been made anxious about issues of their civic rights and belonging and those of their partners, family members and friends. Some have even been the victims of race motivated crime. Within such uncertain climate, visitors and permanent residents of Western democracies will begin to wonder about what notions of ‘home’, ‘hospitality’ and ‘belonging’, will emerge as political events unfold, whilst fearing for the threat that this may pose to the fabric of society.
As new political developments are putting on the line the dangers of misinterpreting cultural belonging as enforced cultural supremacy, and the implications such understandings have for notions such as home, hospitality and belonging, this seminar hopes to create a space to reflect on the ways in which the field of language and intercultural communication could contribute to addressing such key issues in the contemporary cultural climate
We invite you to submit an abstract for a paper of no more than 200 words via the google form link below, by April 16th 2017 Papers will be 20-30 minutes long with time for questions.
Please note: We welcome in particular ‘Work in Progress’ papers which stimulate debate and discussion, contributing to the seminar themes.
Further information about registration for the seminar will be available at a later date. If you would like further details on the seminar, registration, fees etc. to be sent directly to you, please register your interest on the google form below:
Submit an abstract/register your interest here:
Should you have difficulty with the google form, you can send your submission/register of interest by email (subject header BAAL SIG in IC) to email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you.
BAALICSIG Executive Committee
BAAL Special Interest Group on Intercultural Communication
7th annual seminar
Date: 19 – 20 May 2016
Location: The Open University, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London
Costs: £99 for BAAL members, £115 for non-members, two postgraduate scholarships will be available, no daily rate
Theme: Intercultural communication and social responsibility in a multilingual, globalized world
Keynote speaker: Professor Adelheid Hu, University of Luxemburg
If you have any queries, please contact us via the following mailbox:
For payments, please can you call The Open University Finance Team
on +44 (0) 1908 659354.
We are looking forward to seeing you in London!
Day 1: Thursday, 19th May 2016
|13.30||Arrival and registration|
|14.00||Welcome and Introduction|
|14.15||Ashutosh Yagnik, Anand Commerce College
‘The Role of Promotion of Intercultural Communication and Social Responsibility for Creation of a Tolerant and Inclusive Society in a Multilingual, Globalized World’
|15.30||Svetlana Kurtes, ENIEDA network & University of Madeira
‘The ENIEDA Network:
linguistic and intercultural education beyond disciplinary and geographical borders’
|16.15||Maria Fernandez-Toro, The Open University
‘Musilingual practices and intercultural citizenship: UK community choirs’
|17.00||Priyanka Vaidya, Government Degree College
‘Intercultural Communication through Diasporic Literature’
|17.45||Small group discussion of key themes and issues|
|18.15||Intercultural Communication SIG Business Meeting
Day 2: Friday 20th May
|10.00||Michael Handford, University of Cardiff
‘In typical German fashion’: A corpus-informed study of explicit nationality markers in business meetings’
|10.45||Keynote: Adelheid Hu, University of Luxemburg
‘Internationalization of universities: Some thoughts about intercultural and multilingual encounters’
|11.45||Haynes Collins, University of Leeds
‘The Emergence and Institutionalisation of the Intercultural: Navigating Uneven Discourses in a British University’
|13.30||Donna Humphrey, Nottingham Trent University
‘From Noun to Verb: shifting perspectives on how to teach intercultural communication in the English language classroom
|14.15||Tony Young, Newcastle University
‘Intergroup and intercultural perspectives on communication and living with dementia’
|15.00||Close and refreshments|
Intercultural communication and social responsibility in a multilingual, globalized world
Date: 19 – 20 May 2016
Location: The Open University, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, London
GREAT NEWS –
On Monday 24th January 2011, the Exec Committee of BAAL
decided to ratify the IC SIG status and we are now accepted as a full SIG of the association!
Congratulations and well done, every body!
Welcome to the platform of Intercultural Communication Special Interest Group (IC-SIG) of British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL)!
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