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 the current Treasurer and responsible for the budget and the financial health of the SIG. I am also a member of the National Executive Committee of the Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL). My research interests focus on language ideologies/policy/regimes and language education in multilingual contexts.
Research Fellow in Social Rights, School of Law, University of Stirling
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: Dave Sayers
Events secretary: Rachel O'Neill
Senior Lecturer, Dept Language & Communication Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
As Communications Secretary I'm here to look after the website (yes, this design is my fault), manage the email list, and generally keep the electronic gears ticking over in the background. On these matters, please direct any complaints, praise etc. in my direction.
Lecturer, School of Education, University of Edinburgh
At Edinburgh my main focus is researching deaf education, training teachers of deaf children, and being Programme Director for the MSc Inclusive Education programme. I also support the work of the Scottish Sensory Centre, based in the School of Education.
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)
Reader in 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.