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About AAAL

Founded in 1977, the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) is a professional organization of scholars who are interested in and actively contribute to the multi-disciplinary field of applied linguistics. AAAL members promote principled approaches to language-related concerns, including language education, acquisition and loss, bilingualism, discourse analysis, literacy, rhetoric and stylistics, language for special purposes, psycholinguistics, second and foreign language pedagogy, language assessment, and language policy and planning.

Organizationally, AAAL is the United States affiliate of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée, AILA).

Strands

Assessment and evaluation (ASE)
Bilingual, immersion, heritage, and language minority education (BIH)
Language cognition and brain research (COG)
Corpus Linguistics (COR)
Analysis of discourse and interaction (DIS)
Educational Linguistics (EDU)
Language, culture, socialization and pragmatics (LCS)
Language and ideology (LID)
Language maintenance and revitalization (LMR)
Language, planning and policy (LPP/POL)
Second and foreign language pedagogy (PED)
Reading, writing, and literacy (RWL)
Second language acquisition, language acquisition, and attrition (SLA)
Sociolinguistics (SOC)
Language and technology (TEC)
Translation and interpretation (TRI)
Text analysis (written discourse) (TXT)

Among its primary activities, the American Association for Applied Linguistics:

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