Australian Review of Applied Linguistics (ARAL)

The Australian Review of Applied Linguistics is the journal of ALAA. The journal aims to promote the development of links between language related research and its application in education, professional, and other language related settings.

Areas covered by the journal includes:

  • first and second language teaching and learning
  • bilingualism and bilingual education
  • discourse analysis
  • translation and interpreting
  • language testing
  • language planning and policy

ARAL is a peer reviewed journal and is published three times a year.

 Editorial Board

  • John Bitchener, AUT University
  • Russell Cross, University of Melbourne 
  • Eric Hauser, University of Electro-Communications and University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Ute Knoch, University of Melbourne
  • James P. Lantolf, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Tony Liddicoat, University of South Australia
  • Ian Malcolm, Edith Cowan University
  • Ikuko Nakane, University of Melbourne
  • John Norris, Georgetown University
  • David Nunan, University of Hong Kong
  • Rhonda Oliver, Curtin University
  • Brian Paltridge, The University of Sydney
  • Alastair Pennycook, University of Technology, Sydney
  • John Read, University of Auckland
  • Steven Ross, University of Maryland
  • Antonia Rubino, University of Sydney
  • Steven Talmy, University of British Columbia





Subscription to ARAL is inclusive of membership. To subscribe to ARAL without membership, please contact the ALAA Membership Coordinator, Doug Absalom, at 

Online access

Online access to full-text versions of ARAL is free via the National Library of Australia. If you experience any difficulties downloading the articles, please contact the Editorial Assistant, Cathleen Benevento at


Manuscripts should be sent directly to the editorial assistant, Cathleen Benevento, at Contributors should consult  aral_style_guide.pdf for formatting and layout guidelines before submitting their manuscripts.

Back issues

Hard copies of back issues (2006-current) can be ordered from the editorial assistant, Cathleen Benevento, at 

Advertising in ARAL

Enquiries about advertising in the journal should be directed to the Editor, Dr Carsten Roever, at