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AILA pursues the following objectives:

  • Actively contributing to the development of all subject areas of applied linguistics
  • Promoting the exchange of scientific knowledge and practical experience
  • Stimulating international cooperation
  • Fostering language pluralism
  • Supporting applied linguistics in developing countries

AILA pursues these objectives by means of the following:

  • Hold a triennial world congress
  • Establish and support Research Networks (ReNs)
  • Promote the dissemination of scientific information by a variety of  publications: a scholarly journal, a book series and a newsletter.
  • Collaborate with other organizations with related objectives and goals
  • Making available Solidarity Awards to support the attendance of academics from developing countries at the World Congress