BAAL Special Interest Group 'Language and Social Media' Workshop


BAAL Special Interest Group: Language and New Media Workshop:

Research Methods and Approaches for Analysing Social Media

22 November, 2013

University of Leicester

The growing body of research which analyses the language used in social media contexts spans many subfields of applied linguistics and uses a range of different research methods: qualitative, quantitative and mixed or multi-methods.  The aims of this workshop are to bring together researchers who explore the language of social media from different methodological traditions, to test the value of different research methods and to share solutions to the challenges posed by social media formats for traditional research methods in applied linguistics.

The workshop will include

  • Plenary talks
    • Greg Myers, University of Lancaster
    • Dawn Knight, University of Newcastle
  • Discussion sessions
    • To share challenges and solutions encountered in qualitative and quantitative research of social media materials
  • Practical analysis of material
  • Poster presentations

Programme (subject to updates)

Workshop Deadlines

30 September 2013 Receipt of Proposals

7 October 2013 Notification of Proposal acceptances

1 November 2013 Payment of fees

Workshop Cost

The fee includes: registration, teas/coffees, and lunch.

Full fee – £50

BAAL members’ fee £40

Concessionary fee – £25.

Up to 5 concessionary places are available for student or unwaged members of BAAL. To request one of these places please contact Dr Ruth Page (contact details below).

Remote attendance for non-presenters via Adobe Connect is available free of charge for the plenary presentations. The web address for the presentations will be made available on the 20 November 2013.

Please note that the fee does not include accommodation. The University of Leicester offers accommodation through College Court.

The Workshop will take place at in the Learning Studio, Museum Studies Building, 19 University Road.

You can find more information on how to reach the University on the Maps and Directions page.

Registration and payment of fees is available from Shop@le

Contact Details

For any questions about the workshop, please contact Dr Ruth Page, University of Leicester,, 0116 223 1286.

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