9th Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication Conference
03 April 2023–04 April 2023, 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Join the 9th iteration of this biannual conference from the Linguistic Ethnography Forum (LEF), a special interest group of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL).
Miguel Pérez-Milans / Andrea Sunyol / Emma Brooks
IOE, UCL20 Bedford WayLondonWC1H 0AL
The conference was first inspired by a research training programme previously run at King’s College London and the IOE, UCL. The first event took place in 2008 at Aston University to offer further opportunities to exchange knowledge around ethnography, language and communication.
The theme of this 9th edition of the conference in London is ‘Language, inequality and the everyday (un)making of alliances’. It follows a series of global crises epitomised by moments of spectacular disruption such as the so-called ‘2008 economic crisis’ or the ‘COVID-19 pandemic’. But far from representing isolated events, these build on long-standing processes, practices and experiences of inequality which are increasingly at the centre of more and more people’s daily lives.
The conference aims to provide a platform to reflect on the types of alliances that ethnographic and language scholarship might be able to generate in the (un)making of such inequalities.
This event will be particularly useful for those interested in linguistic ethnography, linguistic anthropology, applied linguistics and sociolinguistics.
Confirmed keynote speakers and featured workshop organisers:
- Dr Julia Snell, University of Leeds (UK)
- Dr Daniel Silva, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil)
- Dr Beatriz Lorente, University of Bern (Switzerland)
- Dr Lian Malai Madsen, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
- Dr Jackie Jia Lou, Birkbeck University of London (UK).
The event will include individual papers, colloquia and featured data analysis workshops.
Call for papers, posters and colloquia
We welcome participants to submit their proposals:
- Individual papers will be allocated 30 minutes, 20 for presentation and a further 10 minutes for discussion. Participants should submit abstracts (max. 300 words).
- Poster presenters will be assigned a special session for brief presentations and discussions. Participants should submit abstracts (max. 300 words).
- Colloquia will be allocated 5 slots of 30-minute each, including discussion. Panel organisers should submit an outline of the suggested topic and aims (max. 500 words), together with the titles and short abstracts (max. 300 words) of all included papers.
All abstracts should be submitted via this platform by 1 October 2022.
Notification of acceptance
In order to make it as affordable as possible, the organisation of this conference will be fully arranged by the local committee with no outsourcing to third parties other than catering and interpretation services.
Expect participation fees to be around £130 (non-BAAL members), £120 (BAAL members), £100 (students) and £80 (unemployed and participants from low, lower-middle or upper-middle income economy countries according to the WB classification). We are, however, waiting for budget confirmation so these are subject to change.
More information on registration and fees will be announced shortly.
- Centre for Applied Linguistics
- Department of Culture, Communication and Media
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- Linguistic Ethnography Forum (LEF)
About the Speakers
Dr Julia Snell
Associate Professor of English Language at University of LeedsMore about Dr Julia Snell
Dr Daniel Silva
Professor at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, BrazilMore about Dr Daniel Silva
Dr Beatriz Lorente
Scientific Associate at University of Bern, SwitzerlandMore about Dr Beatriz Lorente
Dr Lian Malai Madsen
Associate Professor at University of Copenhagen, DenmarkMore about Dr Lian Malai Madsen
Dr Jackie Jia Lou
Senior Lecturer at Birkbeck, University of LondonMore about Dr Jackie Jia Lou