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Linguistics: Associations and Organizations

Databases and Organizations

Scholarly Societies and Associations

  • American Anthropological Association:is the primary professional society of anthropologists in the United States since its founding in 1902, is the world's largest professional organization of individuals interested in anthropology.
  • 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.
  • American Dialect Society: 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.
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA): is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for over 110,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
  • Association for Computational Linguistics:is the international scientific and professional society concerned with working on problems involving natural language and computation.
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: is the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction.
  • Center for Applied Linguistics: an organization of scholars and educators who use the findings of linguistics and related sciences in identifying and addressing language-related problems. CAL carries out a wide range of activities including research, teacher education, analysis and dissemination of information, design and development of instructional materials, technical assistance, conference planning, program evaluation, and policy analysis.
  • European Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI): was founded in 1991 to advance the practicing of research and education on the interfaces between Logic, Linguistics, Computer Science and Cognitive Science and related disciplines in Europe.
  • Cognative Linguistics Association: connects cognitive linguists all over the world by organizing conferences, sponsoring a major journal and book series for relevant research, as well as other affiliated publication venues, keeping up a website and email discussion list, fostering regional affiliates, and generally providing a community for researchers in cognitive linguistics and others interested in such research. Because cognitive linguistics focuses on the relation of language to the human mind, including human cognitive and cultural models, it has natural interdisciplinary links with Psychology (both Cognitive and Social) Anthropology (both Evolutionary and Cultural), Sociology, Philosophy (especially via the study of categorization), and indeed, any field in which scholars study conventionalized knowledge systems (conceptual systems) deployed in human interaction.
  • International Phonetic Association: is the oldest and premier representative organization for phoneticians being established in 1886 in Paris. The object of the organization is the promotion of the scientific study of phonetics and the various practical applications of that science. In furtherance of this aim, the IPA provides the academic community world-wide with a notational standard for the phonetic representation of all languages - the International Phonetic Alphabet (also IPA).
  • Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL) and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (NCLIS): the mission of this orgnaization is that the member organizations of JNCL-NCLIS are united in their belief that all Americans must have the opportunity to learn and use English and at least one other language.
  • Linguistic Society of America: An association of academicians and linguists devoted to the advancement of the scientific analysis of language.
  • Permanent International Committee of Linguists-Comite International Permanent des Linguistes: is an international organization founded to assist in the development of linguistic science. It tries to further linguistic research and to co-ordinate activities undertaken for the advancement of linguistics. It considers it as its special task to promote mutual contact between linguists and to make the results of linguistic research known internationally.
  • Scholarly Societies Project: Linguistics Societies: The University of Waterloo Library. A list of links to scholarly associations.
  • Scholarly Societies Project: Languages: The University of Waterloo Library. A list of links to scholarly associations.
  • Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas: An international scholarly organization representing American Indian linguistics. 
  • Ancient Languages and Scripts: Created by Donald P. Ryan of the Division of Humanities, Pacific Lutheran University, this site is a collection of web sites concerned with ancient languages, scripts, fonts, etc.
  • iLoveLanguages: The more than 2000 links at iLoveLanguages have been hand-reviewed to bring you the best language links the Web has to offer. Whether you're looking for online language lessons, translating dictionaries, native literature, translation services, software, language or schools..
  • Western European Studies Section: Association of College & Research Libraries

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