ISSN 1754-5366


The aim of BISAL is to offer a forum for staff, research fellows, postgraduate students of the Applied Linguistics programmes at Birkbeck, as well as the wider community of linguists. 

The series will primarily reflect the research interests of the Applied Linguistics section at Birkbeck which include Bilingualism, Multilingualism and Multiculturalism, Second Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Translation, and Psycho-and Neurolinguistics. However, contributions in related subdisciplines (linguistic theory, semantics) will also be considered.

Contributions will be accepted in English, French or Spanish.

Contributions will be submitted to the Editors and will be reviewed by members of the Editorial Board, which consists of faculty members from Birkbeck’s Applied Linguistics programmes, and an external assessor with expertise in the specific area of the paper. Accepted papers will be published on the website of the Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication,  School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy, Birkbeck.

BISAL will be published annually.  The series will be publicized within the University of London linguistics community and linguistics communities worldwide.