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Applied Linguistics

(from an oral presentation in English 6501, Fall 2009, based on publisher information and student evaluation)
Journal Web site: http://applij.oxfordjournals.org/

Published by Oxford University Press.
Began in 2004.
Editors:
Ken Hyland, Professor & Director, Centre for Applied Linguistic Studies, University of Hong Kong
Jane Zuengler, Professor, English Dept., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Intended audience: A broad range of applied linguistic themes, based on an open, peer review procedure, methodological debates, which will be of particular relevance to the wide audience of postgraduate & post-doctoral researchers.
Types of articles: bilingualism and multilingualism; computer-mediated communication; conversation analysis; corpus linguistics; critical discourse analysis; deaf linguistics; discourse analysis and pragmatics; first and additional language learning, teaching, and use; forensic linguistics; language assessment; language planning and policies; language for special purposes; lexicography; literacies; multimodal communication; rhetoric and stylistics; and translation. The journal welcomes both reports of original research and conceptual articles.
Peer reviewed: Yes
Available in CSUEB databases: No
Sample topics/articles:
  • Adrian Blackledge, Angela Creese, Taskin Baraç, Arvind Bhatt, Shahela Hamid, Li Wei, Vally Lytra, Peter Martin, Chao-Jung Wu, and Dilek Yagcioglu Contesting ‘Language’ as ‘Heritage’: Negotiation of Identities in Late Modernity
    Applied Linguistics Advance Access published on July 21, 2008
    Applied Linguistics 2008 29: 533-554; doi:10.1093/applin/amn024
  • Polly Björk-Willén Routine Trouble: How Preschool Children Participate in Multilingual Instruction
    Applied Linguistics Advance Access published on January 10, 2008
    Applied Linguistics 2008 29: 555-577; doi:10.1093/applin/amm051
  • Carmen Muñoz Symmetries and Asymmetries of Age Effects in Naturalistic and Instructed L2 Learning
    Applied Linguistics Advance Access published on January 31, 2008
    Applied Linguistics 2008 29: 578-596; doi:10.1093/applin/amm056

Journal of Second Language Writing

(from an oral presentation in English 6501, Fall 2009, based on publisher information and student evaluation)
Journal Web sites: http://www.jslw.org/; http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/620372/description#description

Published by Elsevier.
Began in 1992.
Editor:
Ilona Leki, Professor of English, Director of ESL, University of Tennesses
Rosa Manchon, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, University oif Murcia, Spain
Intended audience: mainly for those who have a specialized interest in both the theoretical and practical applications of teaching second language writing, but it should also appeal to TESOL, TOEFL, and composition teachers in the global community, in general, as it illuminates the language teaching/learning process with solid research and detailed reports
Subjects covered: Topics include various aspects of second language writing, such as grammar and mechanics, phonetics, morphology, lexicology, and sociolinguistics. Articles reflect the current trend toward “systematic observation, experimentation, analysis, and reporting of (teachers’) own experiences in classrooms around the world” (Brown, 42)
Peer reviewed: yes
Available in CSUEB databases: Science Direct (Elsevier), ERIC, MLA International Bibliography, JSTOR (not current five years)
Sample topics/articles:
  • Aspects of Lexical Proficiency in Writing Summaries in a Foreign Language
  • Principles and Practices in Foreign Writing Instruction: The 2008 Symposium of Second Language Writing
  • Making a Bigger Deal of Small Words: Function Words and Other Key Items in Research Writing by Chinese Learners

Modern Language Journal

(from an oral presentation in English 6501, Fall 2009, based on publisher information and student evaluation)
Journal Web sites: http://mlj.miis.edu/; http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0026-7902

Published by Wiley-Blackwell.
Began in 1916.
Editor:
Leo van Lier, Professor, Monterey Institute for International Studies
Intended audience: those interested in the research and discussion about the learning and teaching of foreign and second languages
Subjects covered: Education; Language & Linguistics; Literature & Literary Criticism; Psychology; Psychology & Psychiatry; Sociology; Sociology & Social Work
Types of articles: articles on methods, pedagogical research, book reviews, and topics of professional interest to all language teachers
Peer reviewed: yes
Available in CSUEB databases: Communication and Mass Media Complete (not current year), JSTOR (not current five years), Wiley Interscience 2009 Complete (from 1999)
Sample Topics/Articles: (from Issue 93.2, Summer)
  • Carol Chapelle. "A Hidden Curriculum in Language Teaching Materials: Are Beginning Learners of French at U.S. Universities Taught About Canada?"
  • Arja Piirainen-Marsh & Liisa Taino. "Other-Repetition as a Resource for Participation in the Activity of Playing a Video Game"
  • Andrea Castro & Cecilia Alvstad. "Conceptions of Literature in University Language Courses.
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