- American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Founded in 1977, AAAL is a professional organization of scholars who are interested in and actively contribute to the multi-disciplinary field of applied linguistics. The mission of AAAL is to facilitate the advancement and dissemination of knowledge and understanding regarding language-related issues in order to improve the lives of individuals and conditions in society. To accomplish this mission, AAAL creates opportunities for scholarly communication and professional networking by hosting meetings and sponsoring publications; raises public awareness of language-related issues by encouraging the dissemination of theoretical and research-informed insights to wider society; and promotes the status of applied linguistics in the academy and in society by providing leadership and resources for professional development.
- American Dialect Society (ADS) The American Dialect Society, founded in 1889, is dedicated to the study of the English language in North America, and of other languages, or dialects of other languages, influencing it or influenced by it. ADS publishes a quarterly journal, American Speech. Members include academics and amateurs, professors and students, professionals and dilettantes, teachers and writers, undergraduates and graduates.
- Belgian Association of Anglicists in Higher Education (BAAHE) Since its foundation in 1981, BAAHE has brought together anglicists working in the fields of literature and cultural studies, linguistics and translation studies, and ELT. The aims of the association are: to bring together all teachers of English in Belgian higher education; to promote teaching and research in the field of English studies; to publish a journal and/or working documents in that field; to ensure contacts with foreign associations of anglicists. In order to promote these aims, BAAHE organizes a yearly conference and publishes the international, peer-reviewed journal English Text Construction (ETC).
- Canadian Linguistic Association (CLA) CLA, which was founded in 1955, has as its aim the promotion of the study of languages and linguistics in Canada. In order to further this aim, the CLA publishes a scholarly journal, Canadian Journal of Linguistics and organizes an annual conference, which is a forum for discussion and cooperation in any area of linguistics, in any theoretical framework. The two official languages of the association are English and French.
- International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) AILA is an international federation of national or regional associations of Applied Linguistics. AILA pursues the following objectives: 1) actively contributing to the development of all subject areas of applied linguistics, 2) promoting the exchange of scientific knowledge and practical experience, 3) stimulating international cooperation, 4) fostering language pluralism, and 5) supporting applied linguistics in developing countries. AILA pursues these objectives by means of the following: holding a triennial world congress; establishing and supporting Research Networks (ReNs); promoting the dissemination of scientific information by a variety of publications: a scholarly journal, a book series and a newsletter; collaborating with other organizations with related objectives and goals; and making available Solidarity Awards to support the attendance of academics from developing countries at the World Congress.
- Linguistic Society of America (LSA) The mission of LSA, founded in 1924, is to advance the scientific study of language. LSA plays a critical role in supporting and disseminating linguistic scholarship both to professional linguists and to the general public. LSA aspires to a world in which the essential nature of language and its central role in human life is well understood. The primary goals are to advance the mission of LSA via scholarly communication, community building, professional development, and external relations.
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