Swansea 2016

Applied linguists have plenty of practical knowledge about language and its role in the construction of knowledge that can be applied to educational settings.


Come and join the new BAAL SIG exploring Linguistics and Knowledge About Language in Education (LKALE) for our spring meeting in the Council Chambers, Singleton Abbey, Swansea University on April 20th 2016. We will be in no. 2 on the campus map.

We have two main perspectives at this meeting:

      The role of Metalanguage in language and literacy teaching – Constant Leung and Diane Potts
      Practical examples of regional projects on literacy and language awareness from Wales and England – Lise Fontaine and Lindsey Thomas
Time Speaker
9.00 – 9.30am Arrival and registration with tea/coffee
9.30 – 9.50am Welcome and Introduction
9.50 – 10.35am Constant Leung (KCL)
Metalanguage as content: a view from the classroom.
10.40 – 11.00am Diane Potts (Lancaster)
Follow up: Meaningful metalanguage: Putting metalanguage to use.
11.00 – 11.20am Tea/coffee
11.20 – 11.55am Discussant (TBA) offering reflections on the papers
and inviting further comments
12.00 – 12.45pm Lunch
12.45 – 1.25pm Lise Fontaine (Cardiff)
LLAWEN (Literacy and Language AWareness in EducatioN
1.30 – 1.50pm Lindsey Thomas
The Buckinghamshire WRITE project
1.50 – 2.10pm Tea/coffee
2.10 – 2.50pm Discussant (TBA) offering reflections on the papers
and inviting further comments
2.50 – 3.30pm Plenary, next steps, and close

Fees (including lunch and coffee/tea breaks):

  • BAAL members: £45
  • BAAL student member: £35
  • Non-BAAL members: £50
  • non-BAAL student member: £40

If you would like to stay in Swansea either before or after the conference, we have compiled a list of hotels and B&Bs close to the university.

Further details on getting to Swansea are available here.

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