Call for Papers


 Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics

Annual Conference

In conjunction with the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences

June 3 – 5, 2019

University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC


Plenary Sessions

Beverly Baker, University of Ottawa
Multilingual competence, language assessment literacy, and social justice:  Tendances dans le domaine d’évaluation de la langue

Diane Dagenais, Simon Fraser University
Les perspectives sociomatérielles pour penser différemment la linguistique appliquée ici et ailleurs: réflexions et lignes de fuite


ACLA-CAAL 2019 Invited Symposium

Transnational/transitional linguistic ecologies
Teaching and learning with children + youth from refugee backgrounds

Symposium Organizer: Saskia Van Viegen, York University
Discussant: Eve Haque, York University


Submission Deadline for Proposals: November 17, 2018


Conference Information

Abstract Submission Page


 Program Chairs:
Francis Bangou (Université d’Ottawa) and Guillaume Gentil (Carleton University)

Local Chair:
Meike Wernicke (University of British Columbia)



  1. Following the requirements listed below, please submit your abstract for a paper or symposium in a Word or PDF document at by November 17, 2018. ONLY ONE PROPOSAL PER PERSON AS FIRST AUTHOR PLEASE.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. In order to help ensure anonymity, abstracts should not contain excessive reference to its author’s publications.
  5. 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 symposium proposals, evidence of coherence and complementarity of the papers

Only abstracts meeting the above criteria will be evaluated.