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From the 2014 AAAL Conference Team
The unofficial motto of the 2014 AAAL conference is ‘change’ – and ‘change’ is reflected this year both in the format of the conference and in the way we put together the program. Our key concern is to make sure that, as we keep growing, we maintain the depth of our conversations and the quality of our interactions with each other. To ensure this sustained dialog, we have expanded the number of Roundtable presentations and scheduled most Individual Papers as thematic Sessions. These sessions appear on the electronic schedule in the same way as papers in the colloquia, with the assumption that presenters will still follow the general guidelines of a 20 minute paper followed by a 10 minute Q&A. Please note that while conference team members appear as organizers of individual sessions in the electronic database, this is only for data entry purposes – they will not be there in person and it is up to participants in individual sessions to organize themselves. We encourage you to stay in individual sessions for the full duration but for those interested in moving across Individual Paper Sessions, the printed conference program includes daily grids in the traditional, single paper per cell, format. As cancellations come in, these grids will be updated and posted on the conference website.
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The American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) is a professional society of over 1200 scholars from the U.S., Canada, and 40 other countries worldwide. Members use a wide variety of theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches to address a broad range of language-related issues that affect individuals and society. The mission of AAAL is to facilitate the advancement and dissemination of knowledge and understanding regarding these language-related issues in order to improve the lives of individuals and conditions in society.
To accomplish this mission, AAAL
- creates opportunities for scholarly communication and professional networking by hosting meetings and sponsoring publications;
- raises public awareness of language-related issues by encouraging the dissemination of theoretical and research-informed insights to wider society; and
- promotes the status of applied linguistics in the academy and in society by providing leadership and resources for professional development.
AAAL’s primary activity is a four-day annual conference, which typically takes place in March. Welcoming scholars from around the globe, the conference has a reputation as a comprehensive and stimulating professional event that offers thought-provoking plenary presentations, in-depth colloquia and paper sessions, excellent book exhibits, and plentiful opportunities for networking with applied linguists from North America and countries around the world.
Organizationally, AAAL is the United States affiliate of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée, AILA).
Applied Linguistics itself is an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that addresses a broad range of language-related issues in order to improve the lives of individuals and conditions in society. It draws on a wide range of theoretical, methodological, and educational approaches from various disciplines–from the humanities to the social, cognitive, medical, and natural sciences–as it develops its own knowledge-base about language, its users and uses, and their underlying social and material conditions.
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