The conference theme celebrates the unique position of the Asia-Pacific region in the field of applied linguistics. It offers an opportunity to explore both familiar and new contexts of applied linguistic research. Participants will engage in discussions about the interconnectedness within the region and foster collaboration among applied linguists. Join us in Wellington/Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara as we shape common narratives for applied linguistics across borders.

Call for Papers

The submission deadline is April 9, 2021. We invite abstracts for the following presentation formats:

  • Papers Presenters will have a traditional 25-minute slot for their conference presentation, followed by 5 minutes for discussion.
  • Posters Ideal for those who prefer not to present to an audience directly.
  • Colloquia A 90-minute session dedicated to 3 – 5 speakers focusing on a coherent theme.

Areas of Interest

We welcome research-based papers that align with the conference theme, covering various areas within applied linguistics, including but not limited to:

  • Language policy and planning
  • The affordances of technological innovation
  • Language learning and teaching
  • Language assessment and testing
  • Learner autonomy and learner strategies
  • Discourse analysis
  • Questions of identity
  • Narrative research
  • Linguistic and cultural vitality
  • Second language acquisition
  • Linguistic landscapes
  • Language teacher cognition