Linguistics and English Language

BAAL Language and New Media SIG

POSTPONED until further notice

Annual research seminar for the British Applied Linguistics Association Language and New Media SIG

Title: Working with language and multimodal social media data: Methods and Methodology

Working with social media poses a unique set of challenges for applied linguistic research. For instance, how can the relation between online and offline language practices be captured? how can the interplay between images and texts be analysed? what are the most effective methods for scraping (quantitatively) and collecting (qualitatively) data in different platforms/apps? What are the ethical and privacy implications of such research? The 2020 annual research seminar of BAAL Language and New Media SIG will focus on methods and methodology. We welcome papers that showcase various qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods for collecting, analysing and interpreting data across different social media platforms/applications. We particularly encourage “work-in-progress” papers that experiment with innovative research methods and designs.

Confirmed invited speakers:

  • Jack Grieve, University of Birmingham
  • Agnieszka Lyons, Queen Mary, University of London


2020 BAAL Language and New Media SIG Seminar


Sumin Zhao 


BAAL Language and New Media SIG

2020-04-16: POSTPONED until further notice

Room 3.10/3.11, Dugald Stewart Building, 3 Charles Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AD