Conference Program

Please see below for the detailed conference programs, abstracts, and the program outline for each day.

Detailed Conference Programs and Abstracts

Click on the links below to download the detailed programs for the ALAA and ALS conferences. You will need Portable Document File software (such as Adobe Acrobat Reader) to view these files.

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ALAA 2016 (Dec 5-7) program ALS 2016 (Dec 7-9) program
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ALAA 2016 (Dec 5-7) book of abstracts ALS 2016 (Dec 7-9) book of abstracts

Please note: The book of abstracts will not be supplied in printed format for either conference. We recommend that delegates who wish to have a copy on hand during the conference bring a copy on their own electronic device. Please consider the environment before printing these documents. Thank you for your understanding.

All abstracts for presentations from both conferences are also available from figshare. More information on using figshare is available here.


Program Outline

Below is the basic outline of the program and times of plenary speakers.

Monday 5 December ALAA Conference Day 1
8:00am-5:30pm

8:00-9:00am   Registration
9:00-:930am   Opening
9:30-11:00am   Paper sessions
11:00-11:30am   Morning Tea
11:30am-12:30pm   Plenary: Motivation and making connections across the multilingual mind, Ema Ushioda (University of Warwick)
12:30-1:00pm   Lightning Plenary session
1:00-1:50pm   Lunch
1:50-2:50pm   Inaugural Christopher N Candlin Memorial Lecture: Mapping applied linguistics, Tim McNamara (The University of Melbourne)
3:00-4:00pm   Paper sessions
4:00-4:30pm   Afternoon tea
4:30-5:30pm   Paper sessions

Tuesday 6 December ALAA Conference Day 2
8:00am-5:30pm, followed by conference dinner

8:00-9:00am   Registration
9:00-10:30am   Paper sessions
10:30-11:00am   Morning Tea
11:00am-12:00pm   Plenary: Classroom interaction research for the early years, Rod Gardner & Ilana Mushin (University of Queensland)
12:00-12:30pm   Lightning Plenary session
12:30-2:00pm   Lunch and ALAA AGM
2:00-3:00pm   Paper sessions
3:00-3:30pm   Afternoon tea
3:30-4:30pm   Plenary:  Critically connecting the complexity of communicative repertoires, curriculum and (national) culture, Howard Nicholas (La Trobe University)
4:30-5:30pm   Paper sessions
6:15pm   ALAA conference dinner

Additionally, the workshop Semiotic registers and variation in the Australian context will also run from 9am-5pm on Tuesday. Please see the workshops page for details and workshop registration.

Wednesday 7 December Joint Conference Day
8:00am – 5:30pm, followed by networking and book launches

8:00-9:00am   Registration
9:00-9:30am   Opening
9:30-11:00am   Paper sessions
11:00-11:30am   Morning Tea
11:30am-12:30pm   Joint Plenary: Money talk and conduct from Cowries to Bitcoin, Asif Agha (University of Pennsylvania)
12:30-1:00pm   Lightning Plenary session
1:00-2:00pm   Lunch
2:00-3:30pm   Paper sessions
3:30-4:00pm   Afternoon tea
4:00-5:30pm   Paper sessions
5:30-6:30pm   ALAA-ALS reception and book launches (FREE DRINKS)

Thursday 8 December ALS Conference Day 2
8:00am – 5:00pm, followed by conference dinner

8:00-9:00am   Registration
9:00-10:00am   Plenary: The typology of nominal classification: Australian perspectives and a Canonical Typology approach, Greville Corbett (University of Surrey)
10:00-10:30am   Morning Tea
10:30am-12:00pm   Paper sessions
12:00 -12:30pm   Lightning Plenary session
12:30-2:30pm   Lunch and ALS AGM
2:30-3:30pm   Plenary: Alternate World Languages: Constrained creativity and folk linguistics, Jane Simpson (Australian National University)
3:30-4:00pm   Afternoon tea
4:00-5:00pm   Paper sessions
6:00pm   ALS conference dinner

Additionally, the workshop Cherry-picking and anecdotalism: How not to report qualitative research will also run on Thursday. Please see the workshops page for more details and workshop registration.

Friday 9 December ALS Conference Day 3
8:00am – 5:00pm

8:00-9:00am   Registration
9:00-10:00am   Plenary: Polar answers: a cross-linguistic study, Nick Enfield (University of Sydney)
10:00-10:30am   Morning Tea
10:30am-12:00pm   Paper sessions
12:00-12:30pm   Lightning Plenary session
12:30-1:30pm   Lunch
1:00-1:30pm   Applying for ALS grants information session                                                           1:30-3.30pm Paper sessions
3:30pm   Afternoon tea and wrap-up