Capturing the Dynamics of Second Language Development via Learner Corpus Research: A Very Long Engagement



This introductory paper highlights the promising potential of learner corpora to facilitate investigations of the developmental processes underlying L2 learning. It offers a critical discussion of the aspects in which the disciplines of learner corpus (LC) research and SLA would benefit from closer interdisciplinary engagement and introduces the studies gathered in this special issue with the goal of exploring such mutually informative connections.