Call for Papers 2024

Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics

In conjunction with the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences
June 12-14, 2024

ACLA 2024 conference, in conjunction with Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, will take place at McGill University, in Montreal. The conference continues to support equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization, and will feature some virtual components to accommodate participants joining remotely. Please submit your proposal to engage with our vibrant community of applied linguists!

Submission Deadline for Proposals: November 15, 2023

Program Chairs
Caroline Payant, Université du Québec à Montréal
Angelica Galante, McGill University

Abstract Submission

ACLA strongly encourages proposals written in French and English on indigenous, less commonly taught, and minority languages, and the participation of members of visible, ethnic, sexual and indigenous minorities. We accept plurilingual presentations; be sure to indicate the language(s) of presentation. 

Paper sessions are 20-minute presentations followed by a 10-minute question/discussion period. 

Poster presentations are presented in a 60-minute block.

Symposia will be scheduled for 2.5-hour blocks.

Please submit your abstract by November 15, 2023 

Abstract Requirements

  1. Single Papers* – in person or online
      1. Abstracts for single papers should be no longer than 250 words. Titles should be short and descriptive (Max 10 words).
  2. Abstract for Poster Presentations* – in person only
    1. Abstracts for poster presentations should be no longer than 250 words. Titles should be short and descriptive (Max 10 words).  Poster presentations are a great way to interact with ACLA members and share research in progress or preliminary results.
  3. Abstracts for symposia* – in person only
      1. Abstracts for a symposium should include a general description of the symposium (300 words) as well as a description of each panel member presentation (200 words). Titles should be short and descriptive. 
  4. In order to help ensure anonymity, please limit reference to authors’ own publications. 

*In-text citations are expected, but a reference list is not.

*Be sure to specify the language(s) of presentation

Evaluation criteria

  1. Abstracts will be evaluated according to each of the following categories:
    • appropriateness and significance of the topic and interest for the participants of ACLA
    • evidence of a theoretical framework and links to previous research
    • clearly stated research design in the case of empirical studies
    • organization and clarity

For abstracts for symposia, in addition, proposals will be evaluated for

  • evidence of coherence and complementarity of the papers

Only one proposal as first author will be considered.

ACLA will offer a workshop on writing conference proposals.

October 19, 2023, at 3pm EST – Zoom