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22nd Warwick International Conference in Applied Linguistics

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24th - 25th of June, 2019

Ramphal Building, University of Warwick



This interdisciplinary conference is a successful tradition at Warwick Applied Linguistics. Every year, it brings together many students (Undergraduates, Masters and PhDs) from within and outside the UK, studying various degrees, such as Linguistics, Business, Psychology, Politics, etc.

Being a ‘conference by students for students’, we aim to provide a platform for undergraduate and postgraduate students to showcase their research and receive valuable feedback from other renowned scholars in the field. It is a great opportunity for participants to get in touch with leading scholars in the field and students from various disciplinary backgrounds.



  • Discourse Analysis

e.g. gender, humour, identity, Critical Discourse Analysis

  • English and other language(s) teaching

e.g. methodology, teacher development, technology-based pedagogy, low resources/difficult settings

  • Intercultural Communication

e.g. politeness theory, social media research, intercultural training/coaching, social and cross-cultural psychology, etc.

* Each presenter should allow a maximum of 30 minutes for their topic (20 min presentation and 5-10 min Q&A).


  • Big data analysis

Researching Language on Twitter: Methods and Issues of Big Data Analysis (Dr. Christopher Strelluf, 24th June)

  • Job interviews

How to succeed in job interviews and assessment centres by using linguistic insights from research on

leadership and teamwork (Dr. Sophie Reissner-Roubicek, 25th June)


The WICAL organisers are happy to recommend several publication opportunities that are available for outstanding papers.

The Warwick ELT Journal

The Editors of the Warwick ELT Journal (E-zine) invite the authors of the selected conference papers to submit their work for publication in the peer-reviewed online ELT-journal, affiliated with University of Warwick. We will ensure that the selected works undergo a review process, while maintaining the regular editorial and revision standards of the journal.

Intercultural Communication Education (Castledown)

Intercultural Communication Education (Editor-in-Chief: Troy McConachy, University of Warwick) is an international open access journal that publishes theoretical and empirical work on language and intercultural communication issues, particularly in educational contexts. Castledown Publishers and the Editorial Board of Intercultural Communication Education welcome high-quality submissions from WICAL participants to a Special Issue on ‘Student Research in Intercultural Communication Education’ that will be published in April 2020. Articles will go through a double-blind peer review process, in line with the journal's usual procedures. If an article is accepted, Castledown is able to waive open access publication fees for up to 3 articles from WICAL participants.


SIETAR is UK’s leading society for intercultural education, training, and research. Their main purpose is to build a strong network of intercultural practitioners in the UK with activities ranging from conferences, professional development, networking events and job offers. SIETAR UK is happy to nominate two presentations from the Intercultural Communication track which are of most relevance to the UK practitioner community. The presenters will then be invited to publish their work as part of the SIETAR UK Blog.

If you are interested in WICAL conference, please do not hesitate to attend.

Get the opportunity to know yourself and dig up your potential!

Contact us at: wical2019 at warwick dot ac dot uk


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