The First International Seminar of Application of Linguistics
time: 2017-04-17


Initial Announcement                                               4/16/2017




The First International Seminar of Application of Linguistics

The Cutting Edge



Since the start of the 21st century, a rapid development of applied linguistics both at home and abroad, has been occurring which has garnered remarkable achievements in the study of Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Teaching, Psycholinguistics, Neuro-linguistics, Corpus linguistics, Foreign Language Testing and Teacher Development. Throughout this process, learning from foreign research achievements, in combination with realistic and progressive application within our country, scholars have made their own unique contributions to the world by tackling academic problems with innovative insight and creative thinking.


In order to understand the recent developments of international applied linguistics research better as well as to showcase high-level research results by our scholars, the Editorial Department of Foreign Language Teaching and Research of Beijing Foreign Studies University and the School of Foreign Languages of SCUT will jointly host the 1st International Seminar of Application of Linguistics (ISAL) on June 3, 2017 in Guangzhou.


The Seminar organized in the form of a roundtable discussion will have 26 well-known scholars participating - 13 keynoters and 13 discussants. The keynote speakers will deliver 20-minute speeches, unified by international cutting edge studies of familiar areas or special topics, including reviews, surveys or independent research. The discussants will deliver 10-minute expositions as extensions of keynote speeches to enrich understanding as well as facilitate dynamic participation and discuss.



Provisional list of invited experts – in no particular order:

Second Language Acquisition & Foreign Language Teaching

  1. Professor Wang Chuming, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GUFS)

  2. Professor Zhang Wenzhong, Nankai University (NU)

  3. Wang Junju, Shandong University (SU)

  4. Professor Chang Hui, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)

  5. Professor Liu Yongbing, Northeast Normal University (NNU)

  6. Zhang Jingyu, Xi'an International Studies University (ISU)

  7. Professor Cai Jinting, South China University of Technology (SCUT)

  8. Professor Wang Min, Xi'an Jiaotong University (JU)

Corpus Linguistics

  1. Professor Wang Naixing, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA)

  2. Professor Pu Jianzhong, Zhejiang University of Commerce and Industry (ZUCI)

  3. Professor He Anping, South China Normal University (SCNU)

  4. Professor Xu Jiajin, Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU)

  5. Professor Zhang Xuemei, Shanghai International Studies University (SISU)

  6. Professor Lu Jun, Yangzhou University (YU)

Psycholinguistics and Neuro-Linguistics

  1. Professor Zhang Hui, Nanjing Normal University (NNU)

  2. Lu Zhi, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GUFS)

  3. Professor Wang Ruiming, South China Normal University (SCNU)

  4. Professor Zhang Ping, South China Normal University (SCNU)

  5. Professor Chen Shifa, Ocean University of China (OUC)

  6. Professor Qiao Xiaomei, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE)

Language Testing

  1. Professor Jin Yan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)

  2. Professor He Lianzhen, Zhejiang University (ZU)

  3. Professor Han Baocheng, Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU)

  4. Professor Kong Wen, Changzhou University (CU)

Teacher Development

  1. Wang Xuemei, Shanghai International Studies University (SISU)

  2. Professor Xu Haofu, Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU)





We warmly welcome participation in the seminar in Guangzhou. As a participant, you will meet the experts and have the opportunity to engage in intellectual discussion with them face-to-face, learning firsthand of the progress of applied linguistics at home and abroad!


All participants have to cover [their own] expenses as well as pay a ¥600 RMB registration fee, which includes materials and food during the seminar.


Participants should take care of accommodations by themselves. The Xihu Hotel of SCUT, and the Scholar Building of SCUT, as well as Home Inns and Zhuyuan Hotel are nearby recommended locations.


If you are interested in attending, please fill out the following registration form prior to April 30, 2017. Then return the completed form to the information email address from the point of contact administrative group below as soon as possible. Seating for the seminar is limited and registration processing will be conducted on a first come basis.


We look forward to your participation in this innovative and much needed seminar. Let us meet up in Guangzhou and cooperatively promote the development of applied linguistics!


Timeline: Registration: June 2 | Inaugural: June 3 | Closure: June 4

Location: Wu Shan Campus of SCUT

Point of Contact Information:

Miss. Zhang(020) 8711-3115 / 185-6525-3600

Miss. Li(020) 8711-3115 / 136-3232-5725

Miss. Yan (020) 8711-0441 / 188-2610-2905



Editorial Department of Foreign Language Teaching and Research

School of Foreign Languages (SFL)