Developing Reading – BAAL LKALE SIG Annual Meeting

5th July 2019 : 09:00 - 18:00

Category: Conference

Research Group: Applied Linguistics

Speaker: Holly Joseph (University of Reading), Kate Nation (University of Oxford)

Location: St Anne's College, University of Oxford

The BAAL Linguistics and Knowledge about Language in Education (LKALE) Special Interest Group is pleased to announce that this year’s meeting will be held on Friday 5 July, at St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford, hosted by the Applied Linguistics Research Group, Department of Education, University of Oxford.  The theme this year will be ‘Developing Reading’ and we are delighted to welcome two keynote speakers who are internationally renowned experts in this area: Dr Holly Joseph from the University of Reading, and Professor Kate Nation from the University of Oxford.

Call for papers

We are now inviting the submission of abstracts on reading, or any other research-oriented topic related to the BAAL LKALE SIG.

Presentation Format

Oral Presentations (individual or co-authored papers) to be given in a 20-minute oral presentation plus 10 minutes of discussion.
Poster Presentations (individual or co-authored papers).  Posters should be prepared for A0 (841 x 1189 mm).

Submission Guidelines
  • The word limit for abstracts is 350 words
  • The total number of presentations per participant as first presenter should be no more than two, including a combination of oral presentation and/or poster presentation.

To submit an abstract please click here: . You will need to create an account if you do not already have one.  This can be done here:

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 April 2019
Notification of acceptance: by 3 May 2019


Some en-suite rooms have been provisionally set aside at St. Anne’s in case you are planning on spending the night in Oxford either on the 4th or the 5th itself.  To book a room at St. Anne’s please use this link: and the code is EDU30556.

Further information about the conference can be found here:

About the Department of Education

In 2019, the University of Oxford’s Department of Education celebrates the 100th year since the passing of a statute creating what was known in 1919 as the University Department for the Training of Teachers. To celebrate our centenary a year-long series of activities will be delivered to address some of the department’s top initiatives for 2019, answer some of the big questions facing education today and to reveal the advancements the department has made to the study of and research in the field of education. Join us as we mark our 100th year and discover more about our anniversary here.

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