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13th Warwick International Postgraduate Conference in Applied Linguistics (23rd June 2010) & Pre-Conference Workshops (22nd June 2010)

[Posted on 21st June] The final version of the PG Conference programme and the abstracts are available on the website. Therefore, please refer to the latest files before deciding which sessions to attend. Thank you very much.

The Postgraduate Conference aims to offer the opportunity for postgraduate students from various areas in language teaching and applied linguistics from any institution to present their research, to attend experts' keynote presentations, to meet peers who engage in similar research activities, to practise their presentation skills, and to get valuable feedback on their research.

This year will see our first-ever pre-conference workshop on the previous day by five distinguished researchers from our Centre which will cover various aspects of research methodology and research themes. We welcome anyone to attend the workshops.

Date and Location

  • Date

Pre-Conference Workshops (PCWs)

Tuesday 22nd June 2010 (8:30AM - 5:30PM)

Postgraduate Conference (PG Conference)

Wednesday 23rd June 2010

  • Location

PCWs: Room A0.23, Social Sciences Building, Central campus

PG Conference: Ramphal Building, Central campus

University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Please note that the university is in Coventry, not in Warwick. Click here for more information on the location, click here for a map of the campus, and click here for accommodation.


  • Speakers for the PCWs (Tuesday 22nd June 2010)

Keith Richards (University of Warwick) "Improving interview skills through interview analysis"

Sue Wharton (University of Warwick) "From thesis to research paper"

Helen Spencer-Oatey (University of Warwick) "Culture and the research process: design, data collection, and ethics"

Francesca Bargiela (University of Warwick, Honorary Associate Professor) "Researching (with) Professionals; what practitioners can teach us about our research"

Mukul Saxena (University of Warwick) "Ethnography of community, classroom and workplace"

  • Keynote speaker for the PG Conference (Wednesday 23rd June 2010)

Sarah Rich (University of Exeter) "Are we on the same page? Competing discourses of professionalism in TESOL and their impact on attempts to support the professional development of teachers."

Please click here for more information on the speakers' abstracts and programmes.

Call for Papers (for PG Conference only, not for PCWs)

We welcome presentations from any area in language teaching and applied linguistics. We will categorise the abstracts into four main research areas in line with the Centre for Applied Linguistics' research groups. Please click here for the call for papers.


Conference OrganisersThe PG Conference and the PCWs are organised by postgraduate students under the auspices of staff members in the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick. Click here to find out more about the committee members this year.

Contact Us

Stephanie Schnurr S dot Schnurr at warwick dot ac dot uk

The Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
Tel: +44 (0)24 76523200
Fax: +44 (0)24 76524318

  • Important Dates

Monday 10th May 2010: Deadline for submission of abstracts.

Monday 17th May 2010: Presenters should have been notified by this date.

Monday 24th May 2010: Online registration opens.

Monday 31st May 2010: Early bird registration closes.

Monday 14th June 2010: Standard registration closes.

  • Fees

Pre-Conference Workshops (PCWs): 10.00 GBP (8.00 for early bird)

PG conference: 15.00 GBP (12.00 for early bird)

Free for all Centre for Applied Linguistics staff members and students.

  • Downloads

(PDF  Document)Call for Papers

(PDF   Document)Campus Map

(PDF Document)PG Conference Abstracts

(PDF Document)PG Conference Programme

(PDF    Document)Poster

  • Sponsors

The University of Warwick


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