LKALE 2022 Programme & Registration: Ready to Go!

We are really looking forward to welcoming you to our (on-line) LKALE SIG meeting (29th-30th April 2022).

We have a great line-up of keynote speakers and paper / poster presentations — come and join us!

Final Programme (as of 6th April 2022)

Registration (free of charge; the sessions will be delivered via Zoom)



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LKALE 2022 moves to on-line delivery

Please note that, for health and safety reasons, we have now decided to move to an ONLINE delivery via Zoom. The event is , of course, still scheduled for the 29th and 30th of April 2022. Information on submission guidelines, themes etc can be found here.

Do not miss the chance to participate in it–the CfP is STILL open until the 11th March 2022!

Join our TWO LKALE events this spring term

Hello LKALE Spring!

The LKALE SIG has started 2022 full of energy and activity: in addition to our annual LKALE SIG event (29th-30th April, Liverpool University, click here), we are delighted to announce our first LKALE PhD/ECR network event (13th May, Zoom; more information here).

Looking forward to seeing you in Liverpool and on Zoom,

The LKALE Committee

LKALE SIG 2022: First Call for Papers!

Dear All

The 2022 Linguistics and Knowledge About Language in Education (LKALE) SIG meeting will be held at the University of Liverpool on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th of April 2022. We are planning a face-to-face event, although with the possibility of a change to an on-line SIG meeting if required.

We are delighted to announce that the following plenary speakers have confirmed their participation:

Debra Myhill (University of Exeter)

David Waugh (Durham University)

The topic of this year’s meeting is Empowering students via knowledge of language variation and change. For more information on the theme and further details about types of presentations, abstract submission and notification can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you in Liverpool!


“Knowledge about language and linguistics in different educational contexts”

Our programme is now out! Have a look at the exciting range of papers we will be discussing at our next LKALE SIG Meeting (7th-8th May 2021) and don’t forget to register.

Looking forward to seeing you (on-line) in May,




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Knowledge About Language and Linguistics in Different Educational Contexts

We are delighted to announce that the preparations for the next 2021 LKALE SIG meeting are well under way! Please save the date(s) in your diaries:

7th May 2021 (afternoon) and Saturday 8th May 2021 (whole day).

The event will be hosted virtually by the University of Glasgow. We will be circulating further information in the new year. In the meantime, please click here for further information.



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Dear LKALE Members

As you may be aware, the 2020 BAAL conference has been postponed until 2021. Instead of the annual event, the BAAL committee has decided to offer a series of SIG-based, on-line talks. The LKALE SIG will be brilliantly represented at the event by Ian Cushing, one of our new committee members (more on this below!). Ian will be talking about “Language ideologies, policies and prejudice in England’s education system.”  (Abstract available here). Please do not forget to register for the event! (Schedule and registration information for this event can be found here).

We are also very happy to announce that  LKALE has a ‘brand-new’ SIG committee with new roles, new faces and new ideas which we hope to share with you in the coming months. Information on the new configuration of the committee can be found here.

Finally, we would like to thank our out-going committee members, Prof. Ursula Clark, Dr. Lise Fontaine and Dr Nick Moore for all their enthusiasm and hard work in the last four years– we know they will still be involved in the SIG in other  ways.

Watch the space– new information on our plans for the next academic session will be here soon!

The LKALE SIG Committee

LKALE SIG 2020: Latest news

We are very sorry to announce that the 2020 LKALE SIG meeting (Glasgow, 25th and 26th June)  has to be postponed  due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Information on the new dates, travel and accommodation arrangements etc will be posted here as soon as we can.

Please take good care of yourself. We look forward to seeing you in Glasgow soon(ish),