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This is the web site for the Language, Gender and Sexuality Special Interest Group of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) . On these pages, you can find information about the GAL SIG, past and planned events, committee members, our list of members, and discussion papers or other publications we have produced or debated.

If you would like to join (or if you are already a member and would like to change your details), please send an email to Jo Angouri Jo.Angouri@uwe.ac.uk with the following details: your name, email, full (institutional) address, position (e.g. PhD student or lecturer) and research interests.

The 11th BAAL Language, Gender and Sexuality Special Interest Group Event (GaLSig) was on ‘Ethnographies of Language, Gender & Sexuality’ on Thursday 26th April 2018 Follow the link for more information about the event.

Judith Baxter: Scholar, Researcher and Mentor Call for Papers
Friday, 23rd November 2018
The Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture, Aston University
Supported by the BAAL Language, Gender and Sexuality special interest group

The work of Professor Judith Baxter has been hugely influential within the field of Applied Linguistics and beyond. Her development of innovative methodologies centred around feminist poststructuralist theory, and the insights she revealed about the language of leadership and the experiences of women leaders, continue to shape the research and working practice of academics and practitioners worldwide. Several key principles lay at the heart of Judith’s scholarship: she worked relentlessly to interrogate and disrupt grand narratives, to tease out and value diverse and multiple voices, and to promote positive, transformative change, especially for marginalised groups. She brought these principles to bear in a range of contexts, including not only her academic research, but also her teaching, business consultancy and leadership. This one-day event will commemorate Judith Baxter’s achievements, demonstrate her wide-reaching influence, and look forward to the multiple ways in which her legacy will live on, and continue to promote positive change in society, especially for women and marginalised groups.

Presentation format
We invite proposals from individuals who have been touched by Judith’s work in some way. Presentations may focus on research or working practice, but we ask that there is a clear focus on Judith’s influence as a scholar, researcher or mentor; we would like her voice to be a strong presence on the day. We are open to presentations on diverse topics, delivered in a range of styles and would like to hear from people working in different contexts, at various career stages. We anticipate that each presenter will have 20 minutes for their talk, followed by 10 minutes for discussion, but we are open to suggestions of other formats.

Proposals should be submitted to Jai Mackenzie and Erika Darics at e.darics@aston.ac.uk as a word document or pdf file, and include the following information:

  • Title of proposal in bold
  • Name of presenter(s)
  • Name and address of institution/workplace, telephone and email
  • Outline of presentation proposal (maximum 300 words)
  • 12pt font, left-aligned, single-spaced
Key dates
  • 3rd September 2018 – deadline for submissions
  • 14th September 2018 – notification of applicants

Cost of event (including lunch, refreshments and the event programme)

  • Full fee - £10
  • Concessionary fee - £5

All proceeds from the event will go to Penny Brohn Cancer Care, a charity Judith supported and benefited from.
For more information, please contact Jai Mackenzie and Erika Darics at e.darics@aston.ac.uk

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