The Swedish Association for Applied Linguistics (Association suédoise de linguistique appliquée)
ASLA is the Swedish branch of the international association of applied linguistics, AILA (Association internationale de linguistique appliquée). ASLA’s aim is to promote research concerning practical problems to do with language, facilitate contacts between language researchers in Sweden and other countries and encourage participation in AILA’s research networks.
Applied linguistics encompasses many areas, such as language development, language teaching and language learning involving both children and adults. Other areas include language use in working life, health care and public life in general. Add to these translation, corpus and computational linguistics, speech pathology, etc.
Every other year ASLA arranges a symposium focusing on some theme, where both Swedish and foreign researchers come together. This takes the form of workshops, presentations and round table discussions, for example. As a member of ASLA you will be able to make new contacts and gain access to information about ASLA’s and EILA’s activities. Join ASLA!