Research Events

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, and events from 2018-19 are listed following. Click here for the 2017-18 research events archive.

2019-2020 events

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; Map: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/darwin-lt

20 Nov 2019, 5:30-6:30pm, Norbert Schmitt (University of Nottingham)
Title: TBC
Venue: Darwin Building B40 LT; Map: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/darwin-lt

5 Dec 2019, 5:30-6:30pm, Brendan Weekes (University of Hong Kong)
Title: TBC
Venue: TBC    

12 Feb 2020, 5:30-6:30pm, Robert Phillipson (Copenhagen Business School)
Title: TBC
Venue: IOE, 20 Bedford Way, W3.01

26 Feb 2020, 6:00-7:00pm, Zoltan Dornyei (University of Nottingham)
Title: TBC
Venue: Darwin Building B40 LT

11 Mar 2020, 5:30-6:30pm, Cécile Vigouroux (Simon Fraser University)
Title: TBC
Venue: Roberts Buidling G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming LT

25 Mar 2020, 5:30-6:30pm, Alison Stewart (Gakushuin University)
Title: TBC
Venue: Roberts Buidling G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming LT

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

10 Jun 2020, 5:30-6:30pm, Gregory Hadley (Niigata University)
Title: TBC
Venue: IOE 104 Elvin Hall

Completed events (2018-2019)

SUMMER TERM 2019

11 June 2019, 10-1 pm (workshop), Graeme Porte (Department of English Studies, University of Granada, Spain)
Title: If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing twice: Doing replication research
Venue: W2.06, 20 Bedford Way

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25 June 2019, 5:30-7 pm, Stuart Webb (University of Western Ontario, Canada)
Title: Examining the efficacy of different vocabulary learning techniques
Venue: W2.05, 20 Bedford Way

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22 May 2019, 5:30-6:30pm, Nick Pandža (Center for Advanced Study of Language, University of Maryland)
Title: Simply stimulating: Behavioural and physiological evidence on how non-invasive neurostimulation can support learning vocabulary with linguistic tone
Venue: Jeffery Hall, 20 Bedford Way

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29 May 2019, 5.30-6:30 pm, Kori Allan (Department of Languages and Communication Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Title: Language Training, Hope Labour and Social (Im)mobility in the Transition Industry
Venue: Jeffery Hall, 20 Bedford Way

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SPRING TERM 2019

9 January 2019, 5.30-6:30 pm, Júlia Barón Parés (Universitat Internacional de Catalunya / Universitat de Barcelona)
Title: Learning pragmatics in second and foreign language contexts
Venue: Jeffery Hall, 20 Bedford Way

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14 January 2019, 5.30-6:30 pm, Sune Vork Steffensen (Centre for Human Interactivity, University of Southern Denmark)
Title: Distributed Language and Applied Linguistics: Interactivity, Enskillment, and the Harnessing of Temporality
Venue: Nunn Hall, 20 Bedford Way

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23 January 2019, 5.30-6:30 pm, Heath Rose (Department of Education, University of Oxford)
Title: English medium instruction: Exploration of gaps between macro-level policies and micro-level practices in language and content learning
Venue: Jeffery Hall, 20 Bedford Way

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30 January 2019, 6:00-7:00 pm, Ken Hyland (School of Education & Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia)
Title: Specificity, writing and EAP teaching
Venue: Jeffery Hall, 20 Bedford Way

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20 February 2019, 5.30-6:30 pm, Alexandre Duchêne (Institute of Multilingualism, University of Fribourg)
Title: Capitalist Multilingualism as an Academic Challenge
Venue: Jeffery Hall, 20 Bedford Way

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27 February 2019, 5.30-7 pm, Adriana Patiño-Santos (University of Southampton)
Title: Stories from a Latin American community radio station, on and off the air
Venue: Jeffery Hall, 20 Bedford Way

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6 March 2019, 5.30-6:30 pm, Tetsuo Harada (Waseda University)
Title: Acquisition of Japanese Voiceless Stops by English-Dominant Children in a Two-Way Immersion Bilingual Program
Venue: Darwin Building B40 LT (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/darwin-lt)

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13 March 2019, 5.30-6:30 pm, Ana Inés Salvi (UCL Institute of Education/University of Leeds)
Title: A study of student criticality development in an ELT programme
Venue: Jeffery Hall, 20 Bedford Way

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20 March 2019, 5.30-7 pm, James Costa (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris)
Title: What do the language sciences have to contribute to the ontological turn in anthropology? Questioning language ideologies from the Holocene to the Anthropocene
Venue: LG04, 26 Bedford Way

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AUTUMN TERM 2018

10 October 2018, 5.30-6:30 pm, Rosemary Erlam,  University of Auckland, New Zealand
Title: The relationship between the opportunity to make ‘form-meaning connections’ and the learning of lexical and grammatical items.
Venue: Darwin Building B40 LT (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/darwin-lt)

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17 October 2018, 5.30-6:30 pm, Steve Marshall, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Title: Teaching EAL students across the disciplines in higher education: challenges, dilemmas, and plurilingual pedagogy.
Venue: Jeffery Hall, 20 Bedford Way

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CANCELLED 24 October 2018, 5.30-6:30 pm, Maurits van den Noort, Kyung Hee University, Seoul
Title: The relation between bilingualism, cognitive control, and cognitive decline: What are the implications for education?
Venue: Jeffery Hall, 20 Bedford Way

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31 October 2018, 5.30-6:30 pm, Masuko Miyahara, International Christian University, Japan
Title: Using Narratives in Identity Research: Attempts to Develop a Reflexive Framework 
Venue: Jeffery Hall, 20 Bedford Way

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14 November 2018, 5.30-6:30 pm, Sebastian Muth, Lancaster University
Title: Language, Medical Tourism and the Enterprising Self 
Venue: Jeffery Hall, 20 Bedford Way

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20 November 2018, 5.30-6:30 pm, Simone E. Pfenninger & David Singleton,  University of Salzburg & Trinity College (Dublin)
Title: The age-eclipsing effects of environment and input on L2 attainment in instructional contexts

Venue: 118 Chandler House (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/maps/chandler-house)

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28 November 2018, 5.30-6:30 pm, Charles Denroche, University of Westminster
Title: Workshop: Grammars, semiotics, multimodality … and YOU!
Venue: Jeffery Hall, 20 Bedford Way

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5 December 2018, 5.30-6:30 pm, Gerardo Mazzaferro, University of Turin (Italy)
Title: Exploring everyday translanguaging practices and repertoires in contexts of involuntary and enforced immobility
Venue: W3.01, 20 Bedford Way

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11 December 2018, 5-6 pm, David Block, ICREA Professor of Sociolinguistics, University of Lleida, Spain
Title: Some thoughts on CDS and its Marxist political economy bases 
Venue: 20 Bedford Way, Room 804

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