BAAL has several Special Interest Groups (SIGs), set up by members to meet particular applied linguistic needs. The SIGs meet at least once a year and provide a range of services to their members.

Membership of SIGs is free to BAAL members. If you are a BAAL member and wish to join a particular SIG at any time, please contact the SIG Coordinator via the appropriate SIG page.

Here is a list of BAAL SIGs with links to further information:

Corpus Linguistics

Health & Science Communication

Intercultural Communication

Language, Gender & Sexuality

Language & New Media

Language in Africa

Language Learning & Teaching

Language Policy

Linguistic Ethnography

Linguistics & Knowledge about Language in Education

Professional, academic and work-based literacies (PAWBL)

Testing, Evaluation & Assessment

Vocabulary Studies

Finally, here is further information on:

how to set up a new SIG

and (for SIG committee members): how to budget for a SIG event