Call for Papers

Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics
Annual Conference

In conjunction with the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences
May 13 – 15, 2022
The conference will be held completely online.

Submission Deadline for Proposals:

EXTENDED TO December 10, 2021 (Midnight, Pacific Standard Time)

Program Chairs

Julie Byrd Clark (Western University)
Joël Thibeault (Université d’Otttawa)

Important Information

Conference Information Page
Abstract Submission

CAAL encourages proposals on indigenous, less commonly taught, and minority languages, and the participation of members of visible, ethnic, sexual and indigenous minorities.

Abstract Requirements

  1. Following the requirements listed below, please submit your abstract for a paper or symposium by December 10, 2021 at
  3. Paper sessions will be designed for 20-minute papers followed by a 10-minute question/discussion period. Symposia will be scheduled for 3-hour blocks and would ideally be composed of 5 or 6 papers.
  4. Abstracts for single papers should be no longer than 250 words, excluding references. Abstracts for symposia should include a general description of the symposium (250 words) as well as a description of each panel member presentation (250 words). One page for each.
  5. In order to help ensure anonymity, an abstract should not contain excessive reference to its author’s publications.
  6. Abstracts will be evaluated according to each of the following categories:
    • appropriateness and significance of the topic and interest for the participants of CAAL
    • evidence of a theoretical framework and links to previous research
    • clearly stated research design in the case of empirical studies
    • organization and clarity
    • for symposium proposals, evidence of coherence and complementarity of the papers

Only abstracts meeting the above criteria will be evaluated.