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Abstract Submission Closed



Submission of Abstracts

The theme of the conference is Evolving Paradigms: Language and Applied Linguistics in a Changing World, and we invite papers on the following topics:

Presentations will be 20 minutes long, with 5 minutes for question and discussion.

Submission of Abstracts

Please send your abstract as an MS Word document (not as a .pdf file).
Abstracts should be formatted as follows:
Length: 300 words
Font: Arial
Spacing: Single
Margins: MS Word default [2.5 cms left & right; 3cms top & bottom]
Keywords: Please include 5 keywords, following the abstract proper and double-spaced from it.
Author: The author(s) names and contact details should be centred and appear below the other matter and well separated from it.


The Conference will generate either a Refereed Proceedings or individual papers will be streamed and collected as a book if arrangements can be made with a suitable publisher. Papers for consideration for publication should be a maximum of 5000 words and follow the ARAL (Australian Review of Applied Linguistics) style. (ARAL is the Journal of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia). The deadline for submission of full papers for inclusion in the Proceedings is 30 November 2012.

The ARAL Style Guide can be found at:

If you would like to present at the Conference, please submit an abstract with the form below:

Saving and naming your file

Save as a Microsoft Word document. Name the file ALAA followed by the first five letters of the surname of the presenting author, followed by the author’s first initial. For example ‘ALAAcitizj.doc’ for an abstract with the presenting author Jane Citizen.

For further details, please contact the Conference Convener:

Dr Christopher Conlan
Applied Linguistics Coursework and Research Programmes
Convener 2012 ALAA Conference
School of Education
Faculty of Humanities
Curtin University