Welcome to SAALA

Southern African Applied Linguistics Association

The Southern African Applied Linguistics Association (SAALA) is a professional association of scholars who are interested in, and actively contributing to, the multidisciplinary field of applied linguistics. Founded in 1980, SAALA's prime objectives are to promote research by means of an annual conference and workshops; through affiliation with other organisations with similar interests, and through facilitating the distribution and exchange of information.

New British Council Grants from TIRF — Africa

March 28, 2014

TIRF — The International Research Foundation for English Language Education – is pleased to announce its 2014 Doctoral Dissertation Grants competition in partnership with the British Council. Grants of up to US $5,000 will be made to successful applicants investigating any of the following topics:
•Bilingualism or Plurilingualism in Business, Industry, and the Professions
•Language Assessment
•Optimal Uses [...]

2014 Language, Society, and Culture Conference at Bronx Community College on March 7, from 8.30 to 4.00

February 26, 2014

Dear Colleagues,
You are all cordially invited to attend the 2014 Language, Society, and Culture Conference, which will be held at Bronx Community College on March 7, from 8.30 to 4.00. Admission is free.
The keynote speaker, Rebecca Mlynarczyk, will be giving a paper entitled “Story Telling and Academic Discourse: Including More Voices into the Conversation.” [...]

Membership information

January 22, 2014

The executive is elected for a period of two years. Membership is open to those with:

Recognised qualifications in the area of applied linguistics and/or the teaching of a language as a second/foreign language
Experience in/ or published work on recognised applied linguistic approaches to the teaching of language
Research experience in applied linguistics, language studies and language-in-education
Current [...]

Call for papers on ‘African politeness’

December 22, 2013

Please note that the deadline of 3 January has been extended: new date to be announced, but should be early February.
CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Issue of Journal of Politeness Research: Language, Behaviour, Culture on “African Politeness”
Editor-in-Chief: Karen Grainger
Guest Editors:
Sinfree Makoni (Penn State University)
and
Abdennour Kharraki (Mohammed 1st University)

 Abstracts of 500 words should [...]

Membership fees to increase for 2014

November 25, 2013

Please note that, as agreed at our annual meeting, our membership fees will increase from 1 January 2014 to R450 for full membership (for the rest of 2014) and R250 for associate membership.

International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics

November 11, 2013

http://fltal.ibu.edu.ba/fltal.php?subaction=showfull&id=1319450124&archive=&start_from=&ucat=6&fltal
International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
May 9-10, 2014
This conference invites papers that investigate foreign language teaching and learning in the following streams:
Applied linguistics
Cognitive linguistics
Cognitive and construction grammars
Discourse analyses
English for specific purposes
Independent / Autonomous learning
Innovation in language teaching and learning
Intercultural Education
Language acquisition and learning
Language curriculum development
Language education
Language development, impairment, attrition, and loss
Language teacher education
Language teaching [...]

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Learning and Teaching in Multilingual Contexts

November 7, 2013

A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Department of Curriculum Studies at Stellenbosch University for a motivated candidate who is interested in bi/multilingual learning and teaching in contexts where English is used as the language of learning and teaching to speakers of other languages. The successful candidate will be involved in an NRF-funded research programme [...]

Call for papers: Language, learning and culture

October 29, 2013

Virginia International University (VIU)’s School of Education enthusiastically invites you to participate in our Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture, to be held on VIU campus in Fairfax, VA, from April 11-12, 2014.

This year’s theme, Innovations at the Intersection of Language, Learning, and Culture, intends to frame educational experiences as ideally meeting the needs of [...]

Call for papers: Lavender languages and linguistics

October 28, 2013

Via BAAL (thanks Rosemary Wildsmith!)

I would like to draw your attention to the following announcement:

The 21st Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference will take place at American University, Washington DC from February 14-16, 2014. This annual conference series is dedicated to research in the broad area of language and sexuality. Sessions currently under development include:
[...]

Assistant or Associate Professor, Applied Linguistics and Psychometrics, Iowa State University, USA

October 13, 2013

Announcement of Search
Assistant or Associate Professor
Applied Linguistics and Psychometrics
The English Department at Iowa State University is seeking applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of language assessment with an emphasis in 1) the use of modern psychometric approaches (e.g., item response theory and generalizability theory) to evaluate the reliability of new forms of assessments, 2) [...]