The event brought together 50 vocabulary researchers from 22 different universities in 9 different countries

University of Exeter hosts British Association for Applied Linguistics Vocabulary Special Interest Group Annual Conference 2022

The University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education hosted the British Association for Applied Linguistics Vocabulary Special Interest Group’s Annual Conference 2022.

The event took place on Monday July 18 and Tuesday July 19.

The event brought together 50 vocabulary researchers from 22 different universities in 9 different countries – six academics from the University of Exeter’s Graduate School of Education gave presentations about their work.

Organiser Phillip Durrant, from the University of Exeter, said: “We are delighted this conference was held in person again, and we were very pleased to host scholars at the University of Exeter. The event is a chance for those studying vocabulary learning from multiple perspectives to hold fruitful discussions about their work and to engage with present and future vocabulary research avenues.

“Our involvement in the event is a sign of the University of Exeter’s strength in vocabulary learning research.”

This is the SIG's 7th annual conference. Keynote speakers were Professor Hilary Nesi, from the University of Coventry, and Professor Dongbo Zhang, from the University of Exeter. Professor Zhang presented his work on what Britain can learn from work in China on vocabulary learning, teaching and assessment.

Rebecca Moden, from UCL, gave a presentation on her work on learning single words and formulaic sequences.

Ellen Bristow from Cardiff University presented her research on primary to secondary school transition and Raquel Serrano from the University of Barcelona presented her research on vocabulary learning through repeated reading.

Inés de la Vina, from the University of Kent, gave a presentation on the role of repetition in vocabulary learning and Daniela Avello García from the University of Barcelona shared her research on vocabulary learning through captioned-video viewing.

Danni Shi, from UCL, shared her research on the effects of repeated viewing of video-based lectures on learning technical vocabulary and Souheyla Ghebghoub from the University of York shared her research on the effect of extensive documentary viewing sessions on incidental vocabulary learning.

 

Date: 19 July 2022

Read more University News