The Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) is the national organisation for applied linguistics in Australia. ALAA aims to provide leadership in applied linguistics and supports the development of teaching, learning and research in the field. ALAA includes national and international members and is affiliated with the Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée (AILA).
promotion of research and teaching in applied linguistics
support for public development of policy in relation to language issues
hosting an annual conference
producing the journal Australian Review of Applied Linguistics
providing scholarships for student research in applied linguistics
joint sponsorship of the Australian Linguistics Institute with the Australian Linguistic Society
advocating on members behalf to government and other bodies
The ALAA Executive unanimously supports the Guidelines for Communication of Rights of non Native Speakers of English in Australia, England and Wales, and the USA and will be recommending its endorsement to the ALAA membership at our next General Business Meeting.
The 2016 Conference of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) will be held at the Caulfield campus, Monash University, Melbourne, 5-7 December 2016.
The conference theme is Making Connections and a Call for Papers will be circulated shortly, with a deadline of 1 June.
The conference is being planned in association with the Annual Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society (ALS) on 7-9 December 2016, with a joint ALAA-ALS day on Wednesday 5 December.