November 30th, 2016

ALANZ invites 2016 Masters and PhD graduates who have completed and passed their thesis to enter the Best Thesis competition.

Each institution will nominate their best Masters thesis (i.e. MA by thesis) and best PhD thesis and forward them to the ALANZ Executive. A panel of judges from universities in NZ will decide on the 2016 winners.

The winners will receive an ALANZ membership for one year, and a book voucher. The winners will also be asked to submit an article to New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics.


  1. If you have completed your thesis and had it examined and/or graduated during 2016, you are eligible to enter the competition for this year.
  2. You should let the contact person for your institution know that you wish to enter the competition.
  3. The contact person will set up an internal panel to decide which Masters thesis and PhD thesis will be forwarded by the institution.
  4. The contact person will send a copy of the theses to the ALANZ President (Chair of panels).
  5. The ALANZ Executive will announce the winner:
  • By writing to the winner and the institution’s contact person
  • In the New Year newsletter
  • On the ALANZ website
  • In the next issue of New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics
  1. Closing date for submissions to be received by the panel chair is MONDAY 20 MARCH 2017.

Further details can be obtained from

ALANZ / ALAA / ALTAANZ Conference, Nov 2017

October 11th, 2016

We’re pleased to announce details of the fifth combined ALANZ-ALAA-ALTAANZ conference.

Location:          City campus, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Dates:              27 – 29 November 2017

Conference theme

Applied Linguistics in the New Millennium: Multiple Theories, Pathways, and Practices”

The theme aims to be inclusive of the breadth of the field of applied linguistics. As applied linguists, we’re interested in language learning, language teaching, and how people use language to express their relationship to the world. We’re also interested in issues of identity, in creating corpora, in language policy, just to name a few. What unites us, however, is our interest in researching language-related problems in the real world.

Keynote Presenters

A great line up of keynote presenters are confirmed for the conference.

  • Marnie Holborow, Associate Faculty, School of Applied Linguistics & Intercultural Studies, Dublin City University, Ireland.
  • Heidi Byrnes, Emeritus Professor, Department of German, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C, United States of America.
  • Hilary Nesi, Professor in English Language, Coventry University, England.
  • Chris Davison, Professor of Education, University of New South Wales, Australia.
  • Jennifer Hay, Professor of Linguistics, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

A call for abstracts will go out in early 2017.


New 2016 New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics Journal available

September 8th, 2016

New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics is published by the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ). Contributions to the journal can be submitted in the form of articles, short reports and summaries, and book reviews.


2016 ALANZ seminar

August 1st, 2016

News about the 2016 ALANZ seminar is available under ALANZ REGIONAL SEMINARS. Look forward to seeing you all there!

Information for the New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics Journal

January 15th, 2016

New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics is a journal published by ALANZ.

Contributions to the journal can be submitted in the form of articles, short reports and summaries, and book reviews.

Manuscripts following the guidelines for contributors included with this volume should be sent to:

Dr Anne Feryok,

Find out more about the journal