Junior Research Meeting - JRM 2018

From 10th to 11th September 2018, the 10th AILA-Europe Junior Researcher Meeting in Applied Linguistics was hosted by the University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen, Germany. This international two-day conference with focus on Research(ing) Cultures in Applied Linguistics allowed early career applied linguists to present their research and network in an interactive and informal international environment. ‘Junior Researchers’ included those working on their Master’s and PhD theses, as well as those who had graduated within the last three years. At the conference, each session had designated senior researchers as commentators to foster questions and discussion. Presenters were able to choose between different formats, i.e. shorter Lightning Papers as well as longer talks.

We welcomed researchers from all around the world with presentations in the following areas:

  • Language Varieties
  • Researching Cultures of Teaching and Learning
  • CLIL, Inter- and Transcultural Aspects etc.
  • Cultures of Research: Focus on Methods
  • Language Use in the Media
  • The Language of Sub-Cultures & Language Change
  • Regional and Minority Languages Teaching
  • Transcultural Communication
  • Language Politics & Policies
  • Multilingualism

Keynote speakers were Gene Thompson from the Rikkyo University in Tokyo, Japan and Dominik Rumlich from the University of Paderborn, Germany.

The organising committee consisted of Bernd Rüschoff, Katja Heim, Luisa Alfes, Samuel Sanders, Antje Dietrich-Hullin and Fabian Großeloser.