19 th ALANZ SYMPOSIUM Saturday 29 November 2014 AUT 9-5.30

August 4th, 2014

Plenary speeches:

Prof Cynthia White, Massey University

ALANZ 21 years on: a retrospective and prospective synthesis

Prof Stephen May, University of Auckland

New Zealand’s changing demography: Implications for language (education) policy

Dr Jonathan Newton, Victoria University of Wellington

Fostering intercultural literacy in New Zealand through language education 

We invite proposals for papers to the annual ALANZ symposium. The aim of this one-day symposium is to provide researchers in applied linguistics with an opportunity to present and discuss aspects of research projects that are either complete or currently being carried out in the area of Applied Linguistics. Submissions from researchers, academics, teachers, and post-graduate students are welcome.




A title plus a short abstract of 250 words should be emailed, as an attachment, to AUT (languages@aut.ac.nz) with ALANZ in the subject line by the Wednesday, 15th October. A biodata of approximately 100 words should also be included which will go into the symposium programme. All presentations will be 30 minutes allowing 20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for the discussion. Abstracts should be single-spaced, use a 12-point font, and use italics rather than underlining (except for URL addresses). All abstracts will be blind–reviewed. Acceptance of abstracts will be given by 31 October.



We welcome poster displays on (no more than) one A0-sheet poster. Posters will be displayed throughout the morning with poster presenters available in the morning tea break and lunch break to discuss their material with interested participants. Your abstract should be no more than 200 words and these should be emailed, as an attachment with ALANZ in the subject line, to AUT (languages@aut.ac.nz) by Wednesday, 15th October.


Language subthemes for 25 min presentations include:

Researching literacy teaching and learning Language/literacy policy
Academic literacies Multilingual/multicultural education
Links between literacy and numeracy Language/ literacy acquisition
Psycholinguistics of language learning and teaching Reading to write and writing to learn
Language/literacy teacher education L2 /literacy learning and teaching
Bilingualism/Multilingualism Curriculum design/development
Language/literacy testing/assessment CALL/corpus linguistics
Language/literacy teacher education Research methodology in SLA
Material design in TESOL/TEFL/literacy teaching Critical discourse analysis
Teaching L2 students in literacy classes Translation/Interpreting
Social contexts of language learning and teaching Learner identity
Teacher beliefs and practices Text linguistics
Language and multimodal use Discourse analysis
Intercultural language teaching & learning Language education at the crossroads




Four fully equipped lecture rooms will be available. Presenters can therefore use PowerPoint or OHTs to aid their presentation. Hand-outs for the audience are also recommended. The conference will be held in WG building at AUT. More details will be provided closer to the conference.


REGISTRATION: $30. Details of payment will be announced shortly.



Once the programme is finalised, it will be made available on the symposium website.


Looking forward to seeing you in Auckland in late November.

Winner of the 2013 PhD thesis competition announced

May 26th, 2014

Congratulations to Michael Rodgers of Victoria University