SIG Educational Linguistics

SIG EduLing Conference - June 2021

A SIG EduLing-Educational Linguistics conference was held on Friday June 25th, 2021 14.30-20.00 Amsterdam Time, hosted by Jimmy van Rijt, Astrid Wijnands and Peter-Arno Coppen (local team). Details of the timetable, presenters, abstracts, and links in here: Program, Instructions for presenters and Instructions for participants.

Research in L1 Grammar in Schooling: Mediation at the Heart of Learning Grammar

A SIG EduLing-Educational Linguistics conference (online, MS Teams) was held on February 5, 2021, an afternoon of learning together, with keynote speaker Debra Myhill from University of Exeter. Please click here for details on the event: link to papers, ppt, audience questions, rapporteur info, and video recording.

SIG EduLing History and Mission

At IAIMTE 8 conference in Hildesheim 2011 Maria van der Aalsvoort from the Netherlands started to form the Special Interest Group in Linguistics and Language Awareness that would become the SIG Educational Linguistics in 2013. In the meantime, Caroline Doktar from Finland contacted her to help as a coordinator. Since then the SIG has had two invited symposia at IAIMTE 9 conference in Paris 2013 and IAIMTE-ARLE 10 conference in Odense 2015. Paulo Feytor Pinto from Portugal helped out organizing the Odense symposium and replaced Maria van der Aaslvoort as SIG co-coordinator in 2015. The year before everybody was invited to a SIG Seminar in Estonia organized by Krista Kerge.

SIG Educational Linguistics aims to organize symposia at IAIMTE-ARLE conferences, one small scale seminar the year between these conferences and papers and/or special issues for L1 journal.


Ana Luísa Costa Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal (Portugal)
Xavier Fontich Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)

Please see SIG EduLing's Blog for all of our activities.