Conference Theme: Applying Linguistics in the 21st Century

November 26–27, 2020

University College Dublin, Ireland


The Irish Association of Applied Linguistics (IRAAL) annual conference brings together researchers in all areas of linguistics working in Ireland or internationally. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Applying Linguistics in the 21st Century’.

This theme was chosen to represent the changing face of Applied Linguistics in Ireland and abroad. Applied Linguistics is sometimes understood as being restricted to language learning and teaching, but as the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us, we are doing much more than teaching and learning languages. Through discussions, we can learn much more about the globalisation of language learning and how we are reimagining the traditional paradigms of Applied Linguistics. The 2020 IRAAL Annual Conference will reflect the broadness of our experiences and the myriad areas of cognate disciplines to which we contribute. In this spirit, the Organising Committee wishes to invite you to the 2020 IRAAL Annual Conference. We intend to meet in person for the conference beginning on Thursday afternoon, November 26th and continuing on Friday, November 27th.

The topics for papers may include, but are not restricted to:
Bilingualism; Classroom Language Use; Corpus Linguistics; Discourse Studies; EAP; First and Second Language Acquisition; Forensic Linguistics; Language Policy; Linguistic Landscapes; Multilingualism; Pedagogy; Phonology; Second and Foreign Language Learning; Sociolinguistics; TESOL; Teaching Methodology; Translanguaging; and Translation Studies.

Submissions from postgraduate students and early career researchers are particularly welcomed.
The languages of the conference are English and Irish.

We invite submissions for three types of presentation:
INDIVIDUAL PAPERS: Oral presentations on original research by one or more authors within a 30-minute period for presentation and questions.
THEMATIC PANELS: Thematic Panels on original research consisting of three or four papers, presented within a 90–120 minute period (including presentations, questions and panel discussions), may be submitted.
POSTERS: Posters will be displayed during a dedicated poster session where the presenters will introduce their posters and will be available to answer questions from delegates. Posters of standard A0 size should be submitted to the registration desk on the morning of the conference.

Abstracts of 500 words are requested for consideration for all paper types to be submitted to by August 1, 2020. Informal enquiries may be sent to

Abstract submission deadline:
Notification of acceptance:
Registration opens:
Conference dates:

August 1
September 1
November 1
November 26–27

NB: If a postponement is necessary, the Organising Committee will notify all potential attendees by the end of September.

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