Welcome to the British Association for Applied Linguistics Language in Africa Special Interest Group (LiASIG).

Our aim is to generate, support and disseminate research in the field of Applied Linguistics in sub-Saharan Africa through:

  1. our network of scholars and academic organisations in Africa, UK and rest of the world
  2. our annual meetings and events
  3. promoting members’ research
  4. and our Hot Topic discussions

For more information and to join our network, please contact

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Committee Members

Blog posts

Find us on the Sociolinguistic Events Calendar: http://baal.org.uk/slxevents.html

Participate in our colloquium on Language in Development at BAAL2017 Leeds.

Our 2017 Conference


Annette Convenor 2017 Conference


Recent Announcements

British Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference (BAAL 2017).

Theme: Diversity in Applied Linguistics: Opportunities, Challenges, Questions.

University of Leeds

31st August – 2nd September

More information on the annual BAAL conference can be found here.

Scholarship are available to assist those from outside of the UK in attending the conference. Information available here.