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).



2014 Penny McKay Memorial Award 

Congratulations to Susan Creagh (UQ) and Julia Rothwell (QUT) 

Details are on the Scholarships and Prizes page


 2013 M.A.K Halliday Scholarship

Andy Kirkpatrick, ALAA President, with Nick Bi, winner of both the 2013 M.A.K Halliday Scholarship and an ALAA Travel Scholarship, at the ALANZ-ALAA Conference, Wellington


AILA World Congress 2014 -
'One World, Many Languages' 
In 2014, the AILA World Congress will be held
in Brisbane AILA 2014.pdf AILA 2014.pdf (106.25 KB). We
encourage all members to register their interest
and receive regular updates at the AILA website:

ALAA’s activities include:

    • 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