Welcome to the home page of the
University Council of General and Applied Linguistics
The Council was established in 2009, to provide a unified voice on public policy matters for linguistics within the UK higher education community. UCGAL links together major learned societies and associations in the field, with the following aims:
- to promote research, teaching and learning, and scholarship in general and applied linguistics;
- to promote co-operation and co-ordination, and the sharing of expertise and good practice, between institutions, learned societies, professional associations and related bodies in the area of general and applied linguistics;
- to support and promote the health and sustainability of general and applied linguistics;
- to represent general and applied linguistics in the co-ordination and formulation of policies and their adoption by appropriate national and international agencies.
This site is maintained by Stephen Pihlaja, UCGAL secretary.