Regulation of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics

Chapter 1. Title

This association is called the Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics. It is an international association. The Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics is abbreviated as PAAL. The main office of PAAL is located at 16-621 School of Education, Waseda University 1-6-1-Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan.

Chapter 2. Aims

This association is a scholarly, educational and non-profit organization which aims to promote principled approaches to English teaching and learning-related concerns.

Chapter 3. Members

[Article 1] Eligibility of Members

Eligible association members are individual specialists, organizations, or groups in the fields of English education, Linguistics, British/American cultural education, and British/American literature education, who are in alignment with the aims of the association. They must submit the association application forms along with the admission fees and the annual fees.

[Article 2] Preservation of Membership Eligibility

Those who have paid the admission fees and the annual fees are able to preserve their membership eligibility and may participate in all association activities.

[Article 3] Loss of Membership Eligibility

Members are subject to the loss of their memberships in the following cases:
(1) A general secretary can write letters for prompt payment to members who have not paid the membership fees without any specific reasons or prior notice more than a year. Members are subject to the loss of their memberships when they do not respond to the letters from the general secretary within 30 days.
(2) Members whose actions have run counter to the aims of the association and damaged the honor of the association may lose their memberships based on the consent by the board of directors.

Chapter 4. Membership Fee

A decision on the membership fee is made by the board of directors.

Chapter 5. Executive Officers

[Article 1] Constitution of Executive Committee

This association consists of two chairpersons and the following committee members:
(1) 2 Co-chairpersons
(2) 2 Co-vice-chairpersons
(3) 2 Secretary Generals
(4) Advisory Committee, Editorial Committee, Planning Committee, Research Committee, Pressing Committee, etc.
(5) Board of Directors

[Article 2] Terms

The terms of a chairperson, a vice-chairperson, a secretary general, an auditor, and the board of directors are 2 years.

[Article 3] Eligibility of Executive Officers

Executive Officers are elected from those who have paid all the membership fees.

[Article 4] Chairperson

A chairperson represents the association and supervises all the association meetings. A chairperson is entitled to appoint any committee member. The chairperson is entitled to execute duties requested by the board of directors.

[Article 5] Vice-Chairperson

A vice-chairperson acts for a chairperson in the time of an accident.

[Article 6] Secretary General

A secretary general must inform members of regular general meetings as well as all other meetings and record the minutes of the meetings. The secretary general is entitled to execute duties requested by the board of directors.

[Article 7] Auditor

An auditor acts as a financial adviser for the board of directors. An auditor is entitled to duties requested by a chairperson and the board of directors.

Chapter 6. Regular General Meeting

This association holds a regular general meeting every year.

Chapter 7. Fiscal Year

The fiscal year of this association is from August 1 to July 31 of the next year.

Chapter 8. Publication of the Journal of PAAL

PAAL Journal is published and printed in Korea biannually by the Association.