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First Interdisciplinary Conference

Health Communication Research Centre, in association with Centre for Language and Communication Research, Cardiff University

23 - 24 June 2011

ALAPP 2011 Programme in Detail
Updated 21/06/11

Registration form now available under Related Resources

The conference aims to bring together scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds, especially language and communication research, and professional specialities (e.g., healthcare, social care, therapy, law, mediation, management, business, journalism, education). A special emphasis will be on cross-boundary collaboration and translation of research findings to ensure impact.

This inaugural conference coincides with the relaunch of Journal of Applied Linguistics as Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice

Featured Speakers will include:

Professor Angus Clarke (Cardiff University)
Professor Malcolm Coulthard (Aston University)
Dr Christopher Hall (University of Durham)
Professor Rick Iedema (University of Technology Sydney)
Dr Alison Johnson (University of Leeds)
Professor Celia Roberts (Kings College London)

Deadline for Proposals: 31st January 2011

Proposals (individual papers, posters, workshops and colloquia) are invited on all areas of the conference theme. Individual paper / poster proposals should be within 250 words, and proposals for colloquia and workshops should be within 500 words.

Abstracts may be submitted either by email or online. To submit online please click here.

The ALAPP conference is immediately followed by the HCRC Summer School in Cardiff (27--29 June) and the COMET conference in Nottingham (30 June--02 July).

Conference organizing committee:

Srikant Sarangi, Christopher N. Candlin, Chris Heffer, Frances Rock
Wendy Lewis (Conference Administrator)

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