Societies and Centres
American Communication Association
This site promotes the academic and professional study and research of the basic principles of human communication. It includes access to information on communication law and a classified list of links to other sites.
The Association for Computational Linguistics
The association is an international scientific and professional society for people working on problems involving natural language and computation. The site provides information on meetings and conferences and access to other resources.
British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL)
This is a professional association based in the UK, which provides a forum for people interested in language and the applications of linguistics. The site provides information on BAAL meetings and seminars, a list of Web links and details of an email list for educational psychologists.
Center for Applied Linguistics
The centre is involved in applying research and information about language and culture to educational, cultural, and social concerns. The site includes information on bilingual education, language testing and dialects and links to related sites and databases.
The Center for Speech and Language Disorders
The centre provides information on hyperlexia and other speech disorders and links to relevant sites.
Human Communication Research Centre
The HCRC brings together theories and methods from several formal and experimental disciplines to understand the communication process. It focuses on spoken and written language, but also studies communication in other media. The site includes information about the centre, its publications and projects.
ICAME (International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English)
ICAME is an international organisation of linguists and information scientists working with English machine-readable texts. The site provides information about corpora software, access to the full-text of ICAME journals from 1994 (in PDF format) and links to related sites.
The International Phonetic Association
The association aims to promote the scientific study of phonetics and the various practical applications of phonology. The site includes information about the association and a reproduction of the international phonetic alphabet.
International Quantitative Linguistics Association
The association aims to promote the development of all aspects of quantitative linguistics and to stimulate communication. The site provides information about the association and a link to its journal, The Journal of Quantitative Linguistics (contents lists and abstracts available).
The Linguist List
The list aims to provide a forum where academic linguists can discuss linguistic issues and exchange linguistic information. This site provides information on research, publications and links to other resources, as well as access to the mailing list.
Linguistics Association of Great Britain
This is a professional association for linguists, concerned with the academic study of language. Most of its members are either staff or students in university departments. The site provides access to a mailing list, noticeboard and links to related sites.
National Communication Association
This organisation (previously called the Speech Communication Association) aims to promote the study, criticism, research, teaching, and application of the artistic, humanistic, and scientific principles of communication. The site provides information on conferences, publications and links to other organisations and resources.
National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders
This is the American government's focal point for biomedical and behavioural research in human communication. The site includes information on current research and speech and language development and disorders.