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!
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 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.
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!
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),