The Applied Linguistics Conference


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


27 – 29 November, 2017

Second Call for Papers Now Open (

The conference will be held in Auckland from Monday 27 to Wednesday 29 November 2017 at the City Campus of Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Auckland, New Zealand.

The conference will be jointly supported by The University of Auckland, The University of Waikato, and the venue host, Auckland University of Technology.

We’re already pleased to have a fantastic line up of keynote speakers from around the globe, including:

  • 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.

Abstracts: Types and Strands

We’ll shortly be accepting abstract submissions in the following four categories and the various strands listed below.

Oral Presentation

All oral presentations should be a total of 25 minutes which consists of 20
minutes presentation and 5 minutes Q&A.

Workshop / Colloquia

All workshops and colloquia should be a total of either 60, 90 or 120 minutes (including time for Q&A and movement between presentations) and aimed at providing opportunities for panel and audience participation, or shared presentations, interaction and discussion around a theme or topic.


All posters will be on display throughout the conference as well as having dedicated author presentation / Q&A times. All posters are to be A0 in size, displayed as portrait or landscape, and printed by the author/presenter.

Abstract Strands

  • Language learning and teaching (depending on interest, sub‐strands include: writing, reading, listening, speaking, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar).
  • Language testing and assessment
  • Teacher education / Teacher cognition
  • Academic literacies / EAP
  • Second / Foreign language acquisition
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Language policy and planning
  • Language, identity and power
  • Bi and multilingualism
  • Issues in applied linguistics

Keep an eye on your inbox for the official call for abstracts, due to be sent early March.

For any immediate questions, please either call or email Glen Bailey on +64 9 921 9999 ext 7420 or

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