The following distinguished scholars in Applied Linguistics have over the years been invited as Honorary Members of the Finnish Association for Applied Linguistics.
Nils Erik Enkvist, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, Åbo Akademi, Academician of Science († 2009)
Viljo Kohonen, Professor Emeritus of Language Pedagogy, University of Tampere
Liisa Lautamatti, Professor Emerita of English Philology, University of Jyväskylä
Matti Leiwo, Professor Emeritus of Finnish Language, University of Jyväskylä
Maisa Martin, Professor Emerita of Finnish Language, University of Jyväskylä
Håkan Ringbom, Professor Emeritus of English, Åbo Akademi († 2015). Håkan Ringbom’s obituary on Åbo Akademi newsletter (p. 34, in Swedish).
Kari Sajavaara, Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics, University of Jyväskylä († 2006)
Sauli Takala, Research Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Humanities, University of Jyväskylä († 2017) Tribute page to Sauli Takala by European Association of Language Testing and Assessment
Paula Kalaja, Professor Emerita of English, Department of Language and Communication Studies, University of Jyväskylä
Anna Mauranen, Research Director and Professor Emerita of English, Faculty of Humanities, University of Helsinki
Hannele Dufva, Professor Emerita of Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Jyväskylä