When you really think about it, there's a lot to language! Certainly, it involves language learning and teaching. But how do people use language in different settings and circumstances? Since 1994, the Association for Language Awareness (ALA) has helped answer that question and many more about language in all of its aspects. This worldwide organization hopes that by better understanding language and the way it works, we can benefit in important ways. If you want to expand your language awareness, be in Montréal for the ALA's 11th International Conference at Concordia University from July 8 to 11. Find out more at Association for Language Awareness (www) and ALA 2012 (www).