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Studies in Second Language Acquisition
  • ISSN: 0272-2631 (Print), 1470-1545 (Online)
  • Editor: Professor Susan Gass Michigan State University, USA
  • Editorial board
Studies in Second Language Acquisition is a refereed journal of international scope devoted to the scientific discussion of acquisition or use of non-native and heritage languages. Each volume (four issues) contains research articles of either a quantitative or qualitative nature in addition to essays on current theoretical matters. Other rubrics include shorter articles such as Replication Studies, Critical Commentaries, and Research Reports.

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  • Q & A: Registered Reports from Journal of Child Language
  • 30 March 2018, Jen Malat
  • Beginning in summer 2018, Journal of Child Language will publish a new article format: Registered Reports. We asked two of the journal’s associate editors,   What inspired the introduction of the Registered Reports? MELANIE: Registered reports are a relatively new phenomenon in our research community, although to my understanding they come from a similar approach in the medical research community that has been around for many years for clinical trials. They are one part of the research community’s broad-based response to the so-called “Replication Crisis”. In early 2016, we were approached by the Center for Open Science requesting that we consider bringing this format to Journal of Child Language, and the . . . → Read More: Q & A: Registered Reports from Journal of Child Language...
  • Q & A with new English Today Editor Andrew Moody
  • 28 March 2018, Katie
  • Welcome on board as Editor of English Today. What was it about the journal that attracted you to the post? Thank you for the warm welcome from CUP, and to the support and assistance I have been given in the month leading up to the formal installation as Editor of English Today. The journal is one of the most important journals of formal and functional description of English varieties, and this is the primary attraction to working with the journal. The journal also has a very different ‘look’ from other academic publications, and it is easy to see that English Today’s readership comes from many diverse disciplines and orientations toward the English language, and I find that to be an especially appealing feature . . . → Read More: Q & A with new English Today Editor Andrew Moody...
  • Where is Applied Linguistics headed? Cambridge Journal editors weigh in
  • 23 March 2018, Jen Malat
  • In advance of the upcoming AAAL Annual Meeting in Chicago, we asked editors of Cambridge applied linguistics journals for their thoughts on the state of the Where is applied linguistics headed? Are there new approaches, methods or priorities that you think will have real impact on research and related practice in coming years? Martha Crago, editor of Applied Psycholinguistics: “In the next year’s two major developments, one technological and one social, will have a striking impact on applied linguistics: 1)The disruptive technology of machine learning (artificial intelligence) is based on the early work on neural networks in neuropsychology as well as on reinforcement learning that was once considered a learning mechanism for language acquisition. These new technological developments are likely to circle back . . . → Read More: Where is Applied Linguistics headed? Cambridge Journal editors weigh in...

Related book - Introducing Second Language Acquisition