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AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguistics)
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. The AAAL conference is known for its in-depth symposia and focused workshops on key issues in applied linguistics; sessions on a wide range of research studies, in progress or completed; its stimulating and often provocative plenaries; and access to the latest publications via the book exhibit. Last but not least, the AAAL conference is the place for networking, for established and new professionals, and for graduate students.”
Travel money to attend the conference (restricted to those students presenting papers) is available from the Graduate Student Organization or the Ruth Crymes Scholarship Fund on a competitive basis.
Faculty from the Department of SLS have frequently held positions on the Executive Board of AAAL.
Current information may be found at http://aaal.org/.