The Linguistics department at the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics is honoured to host the annual conference of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics, 25th–26th November 2021. The conference will be held virtually to ensure safety and ease of participation for all delegates. The two-day event will comprise panels of individual research papers, a distinguished keynote speaker, and the launch of Volume 28 of TEANGA: The Journal of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics.

IRAAL connects language lecturers, language teachers, and researchers in linguistics, applied linguistics, and sociolinguistics with an active community keeping up with the latest language developments and offering lectures and seminars across Ireland. IRAAL's history dates back to its foundation in 1975 to support research in applied and general linguistics in Ireland. IRAAL is affiliated with the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) and pursues its aim of supporting research by organising seminars, lectures, conferences and workshops. Its publications include the annual bilingual, open-access online academic journal TEANGA as well as special volumes on specific topics.

Conference Details

Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021 - Friday, November 26, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Online event

Tickets range from €5-25


Click HERE for all organisers and members of the Scientific Committee.

This year the Annual IRAAL conference will be held virtually to ensure safety and ease of participation for all delegates. The conference will be a two-day event and, as customary, will comprise a selection of parallel academic panels, keynote address, and the launch of "Volume 28 of TEANGA: The Journal of the Irish Associate for Applied Linguistics".
Book of Abstracts: IRAAL Book of Abstracts

What to expect:

This year's conference will be taking place fully online:

1. You will receive an e-mail with the link and a confidential password with which to access the conference interface a few days in advance of the start of the conference.

2. The conference panels and papers will be delivered using the Zoom platform. A Zoom link for the panels will be provided on the conference website together with detailed instructions on how to use Zoom.

3. Technical requirements to present: we recommend you have the camera and microphone on and make sure to have a good and stable internet connection.

4. You will be able to share your screen in Zoom and use a PPT or visual material to support your paper presentation.
Professor Helen Kelly Holmes

Professor Helen Kelly Holmes

Plenary Speaker - Thursday 12:00
University of Limerick