Australian Organisations

Australian Linguistic Society (ALS)

The national organisation for linguists and linguistics in Australia. Its primary goal is to further interest in and support for linguistics research and teaching in Australia.

Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA)

The national professional organisation for applied linguistics in Australia. It welcomes academics, teachers, researchers, students and members of the wider community to join and become part of an active community interested in questions, issues and problems that can be understood and addressed through a focus on language in our world.

Australasian Language Technology Association (ALTA)

Has the purpose of promoting language technology research and development in Australia and New Zealand.

Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA)

A scientific association that aims to advance the understanding of speech science and its application to speech technology in a way that is appropriate for Australia and New Zealand.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

An Indigenous-led, national institute that celebrates, educates and inspires people from all walks of life to connect with the knowledge, heritage and cultures of Australia’s First Peoples.

International Organisations

Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure (CLARIN)

A research infrastructure that was initiated from the vision that all digital language resources and tools from all over Europe and beyond are accessible through an online environment for the support of researchers in the humanities and social sciences.

Endangered Languages Documentation Program (ELDP)

Supports the documentation and preservation of endangered languages through granting, training and outreach activities. The collections compiled through their funding are freely accessible at the Endangered Languages Archive.

Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC)

An open consortium of universities, libraries, corporations and government research laboratories. LDC was formed in 1992 to address the critical data shortage then facing language technology research and development. Initially, LDC’s primary role was as a repository and distribution point for language resources, but with the help of its members, LDC has grown into an organisation that creates and distributes a wide array of language resources.