Member Benefits

Conference Discounts

Members are given a reduction for the annual BAAL conference and for BAAL SIG conferences

Publishers' Discounts

Our associate publishers offer BAAL members generous discounts on their ranges

Journal Discounts

Several key journals offer subscription discounts to BAAL members

Funding Opportunities

BAAL offers funding, including

Applying Linguistics Activity fund

Seminars Programme

 In association with Cambridge University Press, BAAL organises a programme of seminars throughout the year


BAAL funds a range of Special  Interest Groups, helping members to meet and talk with other experts in their field


Why should I join BAAL?

BAAL is the voice for applied linguists in academic and political fora. We are involved in:

BAAL has representatives on many academic and governmental bodies, and we are consulted regularly on linguistic issues. BAAL is also affiliated to many international linguistics organisations, and represents British applied linguistics in the international community.

Who can join BAAL?

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in applied linguistics. BAAL is not an exclusively academic organisation and welcomes members from all areas.

What do I get for my membership?

BAAL offers:

Claiming fees against tax

BAAL is on the HMRC list of professional bodies where fees can be reclaimed against tax. For details of how to claim back the tax on your fees, go to:

How do I join or renew?

Click here for details.

Associate Membership

Associate membership is offered to commercial organisations whose interests align with those of BAAL. The benefits for you and your organisation include:

If you wish your organisation to have an associate role in BAAL, please complete the associate subscription form on the How to Join page.

Once your application has been processed you will be sent an acknowledgement, usually by email.

Institutional Membership

A University department or library can show its support for BAAL by applying for institutional membership. In addition to the University becoming a BAAL member, Institutional membership allows you to nominate up to four people who are treated as full members of BAAL.

To apply for institutional membership, please complete the institutional subscription form on the How to Join page.


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