As an arm of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, we provide a specialist forum for applied linguistic studies of health and science communication. In this ever expanding field, we bring together researchers who employ concepts and methods from applied linguistics with researchers from other disciplines, such as sociology, medical humanities, anthropology, media studies, psychology and cultural studies.

The three core aims of this Special Interest Group are:

  • To bring together applied linguists interested in the study of health/science communication both from the UK and abroad.
  • To develop work at the intersection of applied linguistics and health/science communication by providing opportunities for researchers to exchange information about their work and debate key theoretical and methodological issues.
  • To support new researchers who are developing applied linguistics research in the field of health/science communication.

See https://baal.org.uk for more information about the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL)

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