Executive Summary of the Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics
The Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics (MAAL) invites membership from researchers, policy makers and those active in the field of Applied Linguistics. Applied linguistics represents a discipline engaged in the efforts to continuously better conceptualize language and communication. The field focuses on identifying, analysing and solving problems of language use, by employing theories, methods and results of existing work, and by developing theoretical frameworks and methodologies. Applied linguistics differs from other fields in linguistics, in its association with practicality, and its efforts to address problems of language and communication, through research, as well as through multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies.
To provide a means for professionals working in applied linguistics to establish and maintain contact with one another and with recent developments in the field of applied linguistics.
To invite specialists in applied linguistics to give talks, lectures, seminars, workshops, to members of the Association.
To conduct other activities which may be useful for developing the professional competence of members of the Association.
To promote research in applied linguistics.
MAAL pursues these aims by
Establishing and supporting research works.
Promoting the dissemination of scientific information by a variety of means, including this web site and various publications.
Collaborating with other government and non-organizations with related objectives and goals.