The United Associations of Language Studies
The United Associations of Language Studies (UALS) started in April 2010 with 27 member associations of linguistics and applied linguistics. By 2020, UALS had grown to 37 members. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, UALS hosted a talk in an Open Symposium titled “10 Years of UALS Activities and Future Directions” by Hisashi Noda (Vice Chair of UALS Steering Committee, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, in 2020). In all subsequent years, UALS hosted an open symposium, and members’ exchanges at the General Meeting. Throughout the years, an event calendar is published on the UALS website to encourage networking. UALS developed mutual support systems of Kyosan and Kyosai, proposed two advocacies, and published Research Guidelines. Further, the website was renewed in 2020.
UALS hosts an annual open Symposium organized by one of the Steering Committee members.