Opening new lines of communication in applied linguistics

Bernadette O'Rourke, Nicola Bermingham, Sara Catherine Brennan

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Abstract

Over the last few decades, research in the area of applied linguistics has been
transformed by an increasing focus on the social, cultural and linguistic
changes brought about by globalisation, increased mobility and transnational
flows, new technologies and a changing political and economic landscape.
These changes have had major implications for the ways in which we
conceptualise the relationship between language and society in the twentyfirst
century. A new communicative order has emerged in which we find new
types of speakers, new forms of language and new modes of communication.
The 2013 conference theme ‘Opening New Lines of Communication in
Applied Linguistics’ addressed the challenges and opportunities that this new communicative order presents in the field of applied linguistics. This publication brings together a selection of those papers and examines the complexity and different facets of this new (socio)linguistic reality. The papers cover a broad range of topics including intercultural interaction, globalization and global English, the dynamics and challenges of contemporary academia, identity construction, language in new forms of social media, language and the economy and new technologies in language teaching. The authors provide interesting and innovative perspectives on emerging trends in applied linguistics and open new lines of communication in our understanding of language in the twenty first century.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics
EditorsBernadette O’Rourke, Nicola Bermingham, Sara Brennan
PublisherScitsiugnil Press
Pages1-2
ISBN (Print)978-0-9559533-6-1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event46th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics: Opening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sep 20137 Sep 2013

Conference

Conference46th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics: Opening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics
Abbreviated titleBAAL 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period5/09/137/09/13

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    O'Rourke, B., Bermingham, N., & Brennan, S. C. (2014). Opening new lines of communication in applied linguistics. In B. O’Rourke, N. Bermingham, & S. Brennan (Eds.), Opening New Lines of Communication in Applied Linguistics: Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (pp. 1-2). Scitsiugnil Press.