The Australian Linguistic Society is the national organization for linguists and linguistics in Australia. Its primary goal is to further interest in and support for linguistics research and teaching in Australia. The Australian Linguistic Society is one of the two main linguistics societies in Australia (the other is the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia.
The objectives of the Australian Linguistic Society are:
- To further interest in, and support for, linguistic research and teaching in Australia.
- To organise an annual meeting and visits of local and overseas speakers.
- To publish a journal of international standing.
- To organise an International Congress of Linguists when appropriate.
- To organise an Australian Linguistic Institute.
The Australian Linguistic Society has developed or endorsed statements ad policies on:
- Linguistics right of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islander communities
- Statements of ethics for linguistic research
- Guidelines for the use of language analysis in relation to questions of national origin in refugee cases
Australian Journal of Linguistics
The Australian Journal of Linguistics, the journal of the Australian Linguistic Society, is published twice a year.
The Editorial Policy for the Australian Journal of Linguistics is available on the website.
Tables of contents and abstracts of articles which were published in the Australian Journal of Linguistics between its first volume in 1981 and the publication of an electronic version in 2000 (volume 20) are available on the website. Tables of contents and abstracts from volume 20 can be found from the AJL homepage on the site of the publisher, Taylor & Francis (Routledge). If your university subscribes to AJL, it should also be possible to view articles from volumes 20 in PDF format from that site; otherwise you have the option of paying to download a particular article.