Research Events

Please note that due to the COVID-19 crisis, all seminars have been cancelled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. We hope to host these speakers for seminars in the 2020-2021 academic year.

The UCL Centre for Applied Linguistics hosts a number of research events throughout the academic year. They will be listed here as they are confirmed. This page shows confirmed research events for the academic year 2019-20. Click here for the 2017-18 research events archive, and here for the 2018-19 research events archive.

Upcoming 2020 events

Cancelled: 18 Mar 2020, 5:30-6:30pm, Francis Hult (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
Title: Towards a Unified Theory of Language Development
Venue: TBC

Cancelled: 25 Mar 2020, 5:30-6:30pm, Alison Stewart (Gakushuin University)
Title: TBC
Venue: B404 in the Cruciform building

Cancelled: 1 Apr 2020, 5:30-6:30pm, Tony Clark (Cambridge Assessment English) & Judith Fairbairn (British Council)
Title: TBC
Venue: Gordon Street (25) E28 Harrie Massey LT

Cancelled: 24 Apr 2020 (Fri), 5:30-6:30pm, Gary Barkhuizen (University of Auckland)
Title: TBC
Venue: TBC

Cancelled: 13 May 2020, 6:00-7:00pm, Zoltan Dörnyei (University of Nottingham)
Title: TBC
Venue: 26 Bedford Way G03

Cancelled: 10 Jun 2020, 5:30-6:30pm, Gregory Hadley (Niigata University)
Title: Grounded Theory Methodology (GTM) in qualitative research
Venue: IOE 104 Elvin Hall

Completed events (2019-2020)


27 Jan 2020 (Monday), 6:00-7:30pm, Tony McEnery (Lancaster University)
Title: The UK, Europe and the path to Brexit – the long view: Europe in two centuries of British newspapers
Venue: G03, 26 Bedford Way

12 Feb 2020, 5:30-6:30pm, Robert Phillipson (Copenhagen Business School)
Title: Linguistic Justice in Policy and Practice
Venue: IOE, 20 Bedford Way, W3.01


9 Oct 2019, 5:30-6:30pm, Peter de Costa (Michigan State University)       
Title: Multilingualism, Language Education, and Linguistic Entrepreneurship: Critical Perspectives
Venue: UCL Medical Sciences 131 A V Hill LT

16 Oct 2019, 5:30-6:30pm, Danijela Trenkic (University of York)
Title: Pursuing university education in a foreign language:
How difficult could it be?

Venue: 26 Bedford Way LG04

23 Oct 2019, 5:30-6:30pm, Martin East (University of Auckland)
Title: Task-Based Language Teaching as Innovation: What Place for Teacher Education?
Venue: IOE, 20 Bedford Way, W3.01

30 Oct 2019, 5:30-6:30pm, Paul Baker (Lancaster University)
Title: Lovely Nurses and Rude Receptionists:
A corpus analysis of patient comments about the NHS

Venue: IOE, 20 Bedford Way, W3.01

6 Nov 2019, 5:30-6:30pm, Christian Chun (University of Massachusetts Boston)
Title: A world without capitalism? Everyday discourses, identities, and imaginaries
Venue: Cruciform Building B304 – LT1

13 Nov 2019, 5:30-6:30pm, John Field (University of Bedfordshire)
Title: Into the mind of the second language listener
Venue: Darwin Building B40 LT

20 Nov 2019, 5:30-6:30pm, Norbert Schmitt (University of Nottingham)
Title: Key principles in vocabulary teaching
Venue: Darwin Building B40 LT

5 Dec 2019 (Thurs), 5:30-6:30pm, Brendan Weekes (University of Hong Kong)
Title: Literacy in contact – Reading and writing in multiliterate speakers
Venue: IOE, 20 Bedford Way, Clarke Hall    

11 Dec 2019, 6:00-7:30pm, Jennifer Leeman (George Mason University)
Title: Producing Latinxs: Ethnoracial, linguistic, and migrant identities in national censuses
Venue: IOE, 20 Bedford Way, Room 822