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The American Linguist Association (ALA) is a professional organization that represents linguist in the United States, with around 450 members. ALA was formed in July 1969 at New York University by a group of 27 people. The first leader, referred to as president, was Steven L. Thoms. There are now 54 professional divisions actively since January 2017 to present in ALA.

ALA is a private NON-PROFIT professional publication and associated web-based, information archive service is dedicated to the enhancement of practice, program development, program evaluation and innovations in linguistics and culture worldwide.  Its goal is to provide a public forum for practitioners, consumers and researchers to address the linguist from professional, practitioner, academia, scholar and researcher. 

American Linguist Association publishes Linguistics and Culture Review journal
Rockefeller Translator Association Incorporated with American Linguist Association publishes Applied Translation journal


ALA President


Steven L. Thoms, Department of Linguistics, New York University, United States


ALA Vice President


Tom Bonviglio, Linguistics Program, Carole Weinstein International Center, University of Richmond, Virginia


Board of Advisory


Lisa Ling, Department of Linguistics, The University of Sydney, Australia
Billy Kenneth, Languages, Cultures & Linguistics, Bucknell University, United States
Tom Browns, Applied linguistics, British Council, UK
Jing Guo, Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Shaanxi Normal University, China
Christina Moon, Department of Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, United States
Smith Johnson, Department of Linguistics – UCLA, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Birgul Yimmaz, Department of Linguistics, Cultures and Linguistics, SOAS University of London, London
Steve Duncan, Linguistics & Foreign Languages, Williams College, United States
Robert Sandusky, Department of Applied Linguistics, The Pennsylvania State University, PA
Angelina Lady, Department of Linguistics, New York University, United States
Mark Gore, Harvard Department of Linguistics, Cambridge, MA


Board of Committee


Alex Alvaro, Department of Linguistics, Rodovia Celso Garcia Cid, Brazil
Jony Marswill, Linguistics, Northumbria University, London
Eza Torvolds, General linguistics, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, Finland
Dough Joseph, Sociolinguistics, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Ted Jing, Linguistics and Foreign Languages, Shanghai International Studies University, China
Tonny McConarch, English Language and Linguistics, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Carry Anna, Linguistics and Language, Institute of Linguistics and Language Technology, University of Malta, Malta
Cannon Sorrow, Language and Linguistics, Malmö University, Sweden
Smith Richardo, English Language and Linguistics, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Zheng Sun, Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Amy Fungsui, Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Emma Claire, Linguistics and Education, McIlwraith Education Lilyhill Terrace, United Kingdom
Vedran Vucic, Secretariat of Linguistics and Culture Review, United States


Lead of Division


Daniel Nicholas, MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Michael Joe, Department of Linguistics, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Jonathan D. Bottoms, Department of Linguistics, Harvard University, United States
Aspinall Ovie, Linguistics, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Anna Baker, Linguistics and English Language, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sammy Robert, Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Sandra Jolly, Linguistics, Stanford University, United States
Meg Bossi, Department of Linguistics, University of California Berkeley, California, United States
Canon C. Brown, UCLA Department of Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Jin Young Jo, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Peking University, China
Tamar S. Ozkan, Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Yung Cang, Department of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Nakamura Liu, Department of Linguistics, University of Maryland, College Park, United States
Rachel Rodrigues, Linguistics, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Zhang X. Liu, Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Castor Park, Linguistics, University College London, England, United Kingdom
Lau Cilene, Department of Linguistics, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Stroud Druzy, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies, Moscow State University, Russia
Oliver N. Cristine, Linguistics, The University of Chicago, Illinois, United States
Walter Rebecca, Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto, St. George Campus, Canada
Sophia Nana, Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Gaston C. Zhao, Language and Linguistics, Department of English, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Daspicht Andrews, Linguistics, Leiden University, Netherlands
Liza DiGiovanni, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, University of Melbourne, Australia
Bradbury Hannah, Department of Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin, United States
Johannes L. Gomez, Department of Linguistics and Translation, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jones Zadott, Literature, Languages and Linguistics, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Kim A. Ono, Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Carissabel Sarah, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., United States
Pearl Cabrera, Linguistics, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
Adam Cheng, Department of Linguistics, Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Christ D. Drummond, Department of Linguistics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Jessica Eudora, Department of German Studies and Linguistics, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Jurda Slectha, Department of General Linguistics, University of Helsinki, Finland
Kallen D. Chong, Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
William Z. Dongwoo, Department of Linguistics, University of Connecticut, United States
Carinne Isabella, Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Hans Nisa, Linguistics, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Vayla M. Ally, Linguistics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Lilly X. Xiu, Linguistics and Translation, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Clare L. Ellen, Linguistics and English Language, The University of Manchester, England
Gabriel Dave, Department of Linguistics, New York, United States
Alex Whitman, Department of Linguistics, The University of Sydney, Australia
Masato Funakoshi, Department of Linguistics, San Diego, California, United States
Zhao X. Zheng, Linguistic Faculty, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Nichole Dadley, Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Channon I. Murphie, Department of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, United States
Yu'an Zang, Linguistics and Multilingual Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Michael G. Mark, Departments & Fields of Study: Linguistics, Cornell University, New York, United States
Caroline Shaw, Department of Comparative Language Science, University of Zurich, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Ahdi Hassan, Plcorpora, Islamabad Pakistan
Tamar Shiukashvili, Telavi State University, Telavi, Georgia
Candra Zonyfar, Universitas Buana Perjuangan Karawang, Karawang, Indonesia