10th BAAL LGaS SIG event:

Language, Discrimination and Conflict



Thursday 27th April 2017


University of Nottingham, UK


  • Full fee - £45
  • BAAL members - £40
  • Concessionary fee - £30



Keynote speakers

Event programme

The event programme is now available to download, here.


Jai Mackenzie (University of Birmingham) and Lucy Jones (University of Nottingham). Contact email:

For any bookings and accommodation queries, please contact Tracy Stead.

Is this for you?

This is the 10th meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics Special Interest Group on Language, Gender and Sexuality. In April 2017, the event theme is ‘Language, Discrimination and Conflict’.

At this event, we will explore the ways in which language can ignite and perpetuate discriminatory practices, yet can also be a vehicle through which such discrimination can be resisted or challenged.

We will also consider how conflict between opposing groups or norms associated with gender and/or sexuality may be linguistically constructed, rationalised, and defused.

The event brings together a range of researchers interested in issues of language, discrimination and conflict in relation to gender and/or sexuality, and explores possible ways in which these issues can be addressed.

Conference essentials

  • Programme: enquire for options by emailing
  • Accommodation: rooms are available on campus for those who wish to stay in Nottingham overnight. Please contact Tracy Stead for more information.
  • Directions: for more information about getting to the university, please click here.

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This event takes place the day before the 24th Annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics conference, also being held at the University of Nottingham. 





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