Co-founder and co-convenor: Florence Bonacina-Pugh
Co-founder and co-convenor: Elisabeth Barakos
As passionate language policy scholars, Florence and Elisabeth have together originated the idea of creating and managing a forum of exchange with and for like-minded people engaged in language policy matters. Please reach out to us with any general queries related to this group.
Treasurer: Iker Erdocia
Membership secretary: Diana Camps
Assistant Professor & Assistant Director of Research, School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies, Dublin City University
I am Treasurer and responsible for the budget and the financial health of the SIG. I am also Secretary of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL). My research interests focus on language policy, language in education and politics of language.
Research Fellow, School of Law, University of Glasgow
I am your point of contact for questions regarding your membership. My research maintains a central focus on social justice, how policy discourses are transformed through social action and their role in shaping contemporary programs, practices and law.
Communications secretary: Abhi Sharma
Events secretary: Stephen McNulty
Teaching Associate, German Linguistics, University of Cambridge
Assistant Professor (on leave), JNU, New Delhi
As Communications Secretary, I'm here to look after the website, manage the email list, and generally keep the electronic gears ticking over in the background. On these matters, please direct any feedback in my direction.
PhD student, Linguistics and English Language, University of Edinburgh
I am a 3rd year PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh. My research focuses on language policy and social media, specifically with respect to the Catalan language in France. As Events Secretary, I will oversee the co-ordination of the SIG’s events throughout the year.
Co-opted (temporary) members of the committee
In BAAL SIGs, the committee can select co-opted members for a fixed period to oversee a particular event or activity. We currently have the following co-opted members.
Yongcan Liu, local chair of LPF 2020 (Cambridge)
Abigail Parrish, local chair of LPF 2021 (Bishop Grosseteste)
Professor of Applied Linguistics and Languages Education, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
My research interests lie in community/heritage language education and language-in-education policy. I am convener of Cambridge Research in Community Language Education (CRiCLE) Network (https://www.educ.cam.ac.uk/centres/networks/cricle/)
Senior Lecturer in Teacher Development, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln UK
My main research interests are around student motivation in modern foreign language lessons and school-level language policy. I focus on working with students to understand their views on the languages taught in schools.
Tawny Holmes Hlibok, Esq. (Local Chair of Language Policy Forum 2022)