Irish Association for Applied Linguistics


The Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (Irish: Cumann na Teangeolaíochta Feidhmí), or IRAAL, is an academic society that connects language lecturers, language teachers, and researchers in linguistics, applied linguistics, and sociolinguistics with an active community keeping up with the latest language developments across Ireland. IRAAL is affiliated with the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) and pursues its aim of supporting research by organising seminars, lectures, conferences and workshops. IRAAL publishes Teanga, an annual journal, as well as other special volumes.[1]



IRAAL was founded in 1975 to support research in applied and general linguistics in Ireland. The initial discussion of its establishment was instigated by Professor Conn Ó Cléirigh, the first Chairman of Institiúd Teangeolaíochta Éireann (ITÉ).[2]

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  1. ^ "Irish Association for Applied Linguistics". Retrieved 2015-02-17.
  2. ^ Carson, Lorna (November 2013). "Cumann na Teangeolaíochta Feidhmí/Irish Association for Applied Linguistics (IRAAL)". European Journal of Applied Linguistics, Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 293–304. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  • Irish Association for Applied Linguistics - official site