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Studies in Second Language Acquisition
  • ISSN: 0272-2631 (Print), 1470-1545 (Online)
  • Editors: Professor Susan Gass Michigan State University, USA and Professor Bill VanPatten Michigan State University, USA
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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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  • What is offside in German or Icelandic? Football English in European languages
  • 20 September 2017, Jen Malat
  • Based on an article in Nordic Journal of Linguistics, written by Gunnar Bergh and Sölve Ohlander. “Football and English are the only truly global languages.” This statement, attributed to the legendary English footballer Sir Bobby Charlton, of 1966 World Cup fame and still to be seen at Old Trafford during Manchester United’s home games, neatly hints at the dual point of departure for this article. The present status of English as the most global language of all is not in doubt, nor is that of football (soccer) as the most widespread sport – or, rather, pop cultural phenomenon – on the planet, with a media presence bordering on obsession. Consequently, football language, i.e. the language used in communication about the game (on and off the pitch, . . . → Read More: What is offside in German or Icelandic? Football English in European languages...
  • Applied Psycholinguistics Readership Survey
  • 20 September 2017, Jen Malat
  • Applied Psycholinguistics publishes original research papers on the psychological processes involved in language. It examines language development, language The journal is currently conducting a readership survey and the editor invites you to share your thoughts. The survey is completely anonymous. However, we are offering a prize draw as thanks for your input. Participants who complete the survey and submit contact information will be entered into a prize draw to win one of two Amazon.com gift cards for $125 / £100. The readership survey will take . . . → Read More: Applied Psycholinguistics Readership Survey...
  • Albert Valdman Award Winners 2017
  • 19 September 2017, Charlotte Cox
  • Blog post from Akira Murakami and Theodora Alexopoulou: We wish to express our sincere gratitude to Studies in Second Language Acquisition and Cambridge University Press for selecting our paper, ‘L1 influence on the acquisition order of English grammatical morphemes: A learner corpus study’, as the winner of the Albert Valdman Award. The paper is based on the PhD thesis of Akira, who first grew his interest in SLA when he learned about the natural order in an undergraduate SLA class. It is an interesting coincidence that his very first journal paper turned out to be on the topic and eventually won this prestigious award. Morpheme studies in the 1970’s and 1980’s let us believe that the morpheme acquisition order is universal. Modern . . . → Read More: Albert Valdman Award Winners 2017...

Related book - Introducing Second Language Acquisition