Joint Conference 2011 (updated)


Language, Identity, and Intercultural Communication

A joint conference of the British Association for Applied Linguistics Intercultural Communication Special Interest Group and The Annual Bloomsbury Round Table.

9 -10 June, 2011, Birkbeck College, University of London

Confirmed Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Claire Kramsch, University of California, Berkeley
  • Professor Celia Roberts, King’s College, London

 (Please click here for abstracts)

This two-day conference aims to encourage multi- and inter-disciplinary exchanges on the relationship between language, identity and intercultural communication. We welcome both critical and empirical studies that examine language and identity issues in intercultural communicative contexts, e.g. study abroad, travel and tourism, workplace, family, diasporic communities, language classrooms, business and different media, e.g. speech, writing, technology-mediated, sign.  Studies with methodological innovations are particularly welcome.

Participants are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words for paper presentations by email as a Word attachment (please save in Word 97-2003) to by Friday 18 March.

A selection of papers from the conference will be invited to apply for consideration for publication in the Applied Linguistics Review (Mouton De Gruyter,

Registration for the conference (including refreshments and lunch):

BAAL member/full-time students: £75.00

Non BAAL members: £85.00

Update: The conference has its final programme ready now.  

Send enquires to Dr Zhu, Hua at

Event Coordinator:

Dr Zhu, Hua, Birkbeck College, University of London

With assistance from the BAAL-IC-SIG Executive Committee (Convener Dr Tony Young, Newcastle University) and the Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, Birkbeck College.


2 responses to “Joint Conference 2011 (updated)

  1. Binlan Huang

    The conference will be a great one, I think. I am from the Zhuang ethnic minority region, Guangxi, China, and very interested in this conference. Could I pay the BAAL member/full-time students: £75.00 if I attend it?

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