Terms and Conditions

The Australian Linguistic Society provides its online services on the following terms.

These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of the Australian Linguistics Society's Website. By continuing to access the Australian Linguistic Society digital services, you agree to accept these terms and conditions in full. Please check this page regularly, so you are aware of any updates to the terms. If you do not agree with any of the terms of the Australian Linguistics Society's website, please do not use the service.


The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all agreements: “You” and “Your” refers to the person accessing this website and accepting the Society’s terms and conditions. “The Society”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and “Us” refers to the Australian Linguistic Society. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance, and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to you in the most appropriate manner, whether by formal meetings of a fixed duration, or any other means, for the express purpose of meeting your needs in respect of provision of the Society’s stated services, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of Australia. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalisation and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.


Any personal details and data acquired by the Australian Linguistic Society from your participation in any the Australian Linguistic Society digital service will be used only in accordance with the Australian Linguistic Society Privacy Policy.


The Australian Linguistic Society does not endorse the views or material contained in the contributions of members of the public or third-party sites. The Australian Linguistic Society is not responsible for the content, availability or performance of external sites linked to or hosting the Australian Linguistic Society digital services.
The Australian Linguistic Society digital services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. You understand and agree that you use the Australian Linguistic Society digital services at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss whatsoever that results from such use. The Australian Linguistic Society disclaims to the fullest extent permitted by law all guarantees, warranties or representations of merchantability, acceptable quality and fitness for any purpose, security, reliability, accuracy, timeliness, and performance of the Australian Linguistic Society digital services and any content contained therein.


These Terms of Use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New South Wales which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of these Terms of Use to be unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.


For information regarding use of the Australian Linguistic Society, contact the Australian Linguistic Society Digital administrator: enquiries@tandf.com.au.
If you have concerns about inappropriate or infringing content accessed through any the Australian Linguistic Society digital services, please alert the officers.


We employ the use of cookies. By using The Australian Linguistics Society's website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with The Australian Linguistics Society’s privacy policy. Most of the modern day interactive web sites use cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting. Some of our affiliate / advertising partners may also use cookies.


Unless otherwise stated, The Australian Linguistics Society and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on The Australian Linguistics Society. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view and/or print pages from / for your own personal use subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.
You must not:

  • Republish material from /
  • Sell, rent or sub-license material from /
  • Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from /
  • Redistribute content from The Australian Linguistics Society (unless content is specifically made for redistribution).

Hyperlinking to our Content

The following organizations may link to our website without prior written approval:

  • Government agencies;
  • Search engines;
  • News organizations;
  • Online directory distributors when they list us in the directory may link to our website in the same manner as they hyperlink to the websites of other listed businesses;
  • Systemwide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our website.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other website information so long as the link:

  • is not in any way misleading;
  • does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services;
  • fits within the context of the linking party's site.

We may consider and approve in our sole discretion other link requests from the following types of organizations:

  • commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources
  • dot.com community sites;
  • associations or other groups representing charities, including charity giving sites, online directory distributors;
  • internet portals;
  • accounting, law and consulting firms whose primary clients are businesses;
  • educational institutions and trade associations.

We will approve link requests from these organizations if we determine that:

  • the link would not reflect unfavourably on us or our accredited businesses (for example, trade associations or other organizations representing inherently suspect types of business, such as work-at-home opportunities, shall not be allowed to link);
  • the organization does not have an unsatisfactory record with us;
  • the benefit to us from the visibility associated with the hyperlink outweighs the absence of;
  • where the link is in the context of general resource information or is otherwise consistent with editorial content in a newsletter or similar product furthering the mission of the organization.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other website information so long as the link:

  • is not in any way misleading;
  • does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and it products or services;
  • fits within the context of the linking party's site.

If you are among the organizations listed above and are interested in linking to our website, you must notify us by sending an e-mail to enquiries@tandf.com.au. Please include your name, your organization name, contact information (such as a phone number and/or e-mail address) as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our website, and a list of the URL(s) on our site to which you would like to link. Allow 2-3 weeks for a response.
No use of The Australian Linguistics Society’s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.

Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our website. You agree to immediately remove all links to our website upon such request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to our website, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.


Membership of the Australian Linguistic Society comes with a variety of benefits:

  • free quarterly newsletter;
  • free subscription to the Australian Journal of Linguistics with two issues per year;
  • membership rates for ALS conference registration;
  • entitlement to present papers at the annual conference;
  • the more intangible benefits of belonging to the network of Australian linguists.

Membership matters are currently handled on behalf of the Society by Taylor & Francis, the publishers of the Australian Journal of Linguistics. If you wish to join the Society or make an alteration to your existing membership details please contact the Customer Service at Taylor & Francis on +61 (0)3 8842-2413 or at enquiries@tandf.com.au. If you are emailing in relation to joining the Society, please include the following details in your email: your name, your mailing address, your email address, and your membership class.
There are three classes of membership: regular, concessional, and honorary. Regular and concessional members pay annual fees.

Membership Fees

All fees displayed on the website are in Australian Dollars and inclusive of GST, unless otherwise indicated.
Discounted fees are only available to certain members of the Society.
Description of services and fees may be subject to change or correction at any time. Although we seek to ensure information is correct, we make no representation or warranty as to information being accurate or complete. If we discover an error (e.g. services are displayed for the wrong fee), we will try to notify you as soon as possible and allow you to cancel your order and obtain a refund if desired. You may be required to provide your credit card details to us for the purpose of issuing a credit to your credit card account in the amount of any cancelled order.
By submitting an order via the website, you warrant that:

  • you are capable of entering into a legally binding contract with the Society;
  • you are authorised and able to make payment via the method you have chosen;
  • the payment information you have provided is correct;
  • your purchase is not made for the purpose of commercial resale.

A contract for membership is only formed once we have accepted an order by issuing a receipt number.
Regular members pay $60 for electronic-only delivery and $70 for electronic and print delivery. Concessional members pay $30 for electronic-only delivery and $35 for electronic and print delivery. Concessional membership includes full time students, pensioners, and the unemployed. If you are joining or renewing as a concessional member, please email a scanned copy of your documentation (e.g. student card) to enquiries@tandf.com.au.
Memberships paid on or before 30 September in any year receive catch-up issues and are financial for that year. Memberships paid from 1 October are financial for the following year, so they receive online access to the journal from 1 January of the following year.

Payment Method

Payment of membership fees can be made with valid credit cards (Visa, Mastercard). The Australian Linguistic Society will deduct all amounts owing at the time of processing your order. If we are unable to deduct from your credit card the total amount owing to us in one transaction, we may process any number of transactions on your credit card until the total amount owed to us is paid.

Refund Policy

Membership fees are non-refundable.

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