Australian Review of Applied Linguistics

The Australian Review of Applied Linguistics (ARAL) is the preeminent journal of the national professional association, the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA). ARAL is a peer reviewed journal that promotes scholarly discussion and contemporary understandings of language-related matters with a view to impacting on real-world problems and debates. The journal publishes empirical and theoretical research on language/s in educational, professional, institutional and community settings. ARAL welcomes national and international submissions presenting research related to any of the major sub-disciplines of Applied Linguistics as well as transdisciplinary studies. Areas of particular interest include but are not limited to:

  • Analysis of discourse and interaction
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Bi/multilingualism and bi/multilingual education
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Cognitive linguistics
  • Language in society
  • Language maintenance and revitalization
  • Language planning and policy
  • Language teaching and learning
  • Pragmatics
  • Research design and methodology
  • Second language acquisition
  • Language and technology
  • Translating and interpreting
  • TBLT

There are three issues of ARAL per year including a special issue focusing on critical aspects and developments in the field.
 John Benjamins Publishing Company is the official publisher of the journal, as of Volume 39 (2016)

Additionally, thematic issues have appeared in Australian Review of Applied Linguistics. Series S.

Editorial board

Editor-in-Chief: Sender Dovchin

Editor: Rhonda Oliver

Reviews Editor: Julian Chen

Editorial Assistant: Tatiana Bogachenko

For further information on the editorial board see this link

Accessing ARAL

Once memberships are paid and processed, members are automatically sent a personalised link to Benjamins’ account creation page. After creating your individual login (min. 5 characters) and password, simply click on the “e-Journals” tab, and ARAL can be found in the list of journals. AILA review can also be accessed from the same page.

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Call for reviewers

The peer-review process is a fundamental process underpinning our journal's success and we are currently looking for more experts in our areas of interest to join the reviewer team. If you would like to contribute your expertise as a reviewer, please email your CV to us at Publications in peer-reviewed journals is an essential requirement.

Keep up to date through ALAA for developments in teaching, learning, research and advocacy in Applied Linguistics.