We welcome abstracts that address aspects of research on language awareness in accordance with the conference theme, Languaging and language Awareness in the Global Age. Submissions are encouraged which focus on the state of the art, including challenges and avenues of research related to the following fields:

Language Awareness in Language Learning and Teaching (LLT)

Language Awareness in and beyond the classroom, including study abroad; CLIL, ELF (or other lingua francas), curriculum design, first and additional language learning, multicultural and multilingual classrooms, teacher language awareness (across various subjects), school/education department language policies, metadiscourses relating to language in education.

Language awareness in culture, community and identity (CCI)

Language variation and diversity, language change, including ‘new’ dialects and vernaculars, attitudes to language, gender issues, minorities and migration, language identities, language play and creativity, intercultural communication and mobility. Awareness of (non-)discriminatory use of language.

Language Awareness in professions and contexts outside education (PCOE).

Language awareness in business, law, medicine, science, religion, language in the workplace. Multilingualism in companies/organisations. Language and place/linguistic landscapes.

Language Awareness in the context of digital technology and social media (DTSM).

Virtual/remote language learning; users’, teachers’ and learners’ awareness of new genres and communication strategies. How technologies/social media are affecting language awareness.

Papers and workshops will be programmed in appropriate strands depending on the proposals we receive. If you would like to suggest your own panel session (2 or 3 papers on a similar topic), please approach us through the conference email address ala2020@events.deakin.edu.au.

Proposals via Aventri

We invite abstract proposals for paper sessions (20 minutes presentation plus 10 minutes discussion), poster sessions and 60-minute workshops (in which your audience experiences e.g. the type of analysis you did, the classroom approach central in your research, etc.).

Abstracts (for papers, posters or workshops) should be no longer than 350 words (you will have space to include 3 to 4 references; they are not included in the word count). Please make clear in your abstract how your topic applies to language awareness; if you would like to provide a workshop, please include a brief description of the workshop’s activity and goals. When submitting your abstract, you will be asked to include three keywords and to indicate to which subtheme you would like to contribute.

Please submit your abstract (in PDF- or Word-format) via the Aventri ALA 2020 conference website https://www.eiseverywhere.com/eselectv3/v3/events/458766/site/view

We will use this system to correspond with authors about their submission. If you do not have an account in Aventri, you can simply create one by completing the steps indicated on the website. Once you have submitted an abstract, you may modify and re-upload new versions of your abstract before the review phase starts (1 December).

The deadline for submissions is 1st February 2020; however we will endeavour to review abstracts received before that date and notify authors of outcomes as soon as possible. If your submission is accepted you will be asked to then submit a short abstract of 100 words for the conference program.

Papers and workshops will be programmed in appropriate strands depending on the proposals we receive. If you would like to suggest your own panel session (2 or 3 papers on a similar topic), please approach us through the conference email address ala2020@events.deakin.edu.au.

Benefits for ALA members & Scholarships

If you are not yet a member of the Association for Language Awareness (ALA), we strongly recommend that you join now. ALA members will be charged a lower conference fee and will receive the official journal Language Awareness (four issues per year). More information with respect to membership can be found on ALA’s website: www.languageawareness.org.

PhD students and early career researchers are encouraged to send in abstracts as they
may qualify for an ALA conference scholarship. More information can be found under Registration and Scholarships.