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Byrnes, Heidi

  1. Lourdes Ortega

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0116

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Ortega, L. 2012. Byrnes, Heidi. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Heidi Byrnes (1944–) is among the most distinguished foreign language education scholars in the USA. Over more than three decades, her contributions have been characterized by a deeply intellectual commitment to investigating the nature of linguistic competencies that develop through foreign language instruction, and by her leadership in educational innovation and professionalism, where she is well known for having integrated research, praxis, and policy in an exemplary fashion.


  • educational linguistics;
  • language teaching;
  • second language acquisition