© 2014 Language Learning Research Club, University of Michigan
General Editor: Nick C. Ellis / Journal Editor: Pavel Trofimovich / Associate Journal Editor: Steven J. Ross / Associate Journal Editor: Kara Morgan-Short / Associate Journal Editor: Emma Marsden / Monograph Series Editor: Mary J. Schleppegrell and Marianne Gulberg / LL Cognitive Neuroscience Series Editor: Núria Sebastián-Gallés / Executive Director: Alister Cumming / Associate Executive Director: Scott Jarvis
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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 22/169 (Linguistics); 34/219 (Education & Educational Research)
Online ISSN: 1467-9922
Currents in Language Learning, Inaugural Issue Podcasts
Currents in Language Learning provides programmatic state-of-the-art overviews of current issues in the language sciences and their applications in first, second, foreign, heritage, and bi/multilingual language acquisition in naturalistic and tutored contexts. It brings together disciplinary perspectives from linguistics, psychology, education, anthropology, sociology, cognitive science, and neuroscience. A new biennial supplement in Language Learning, it grew from and now replaces The Best of Language Learning series, which was published since the mid-1990s under the leadership of Alister Cumming as series editor.
In this first issue of Currents in Language Learning, board members and editors consider their own areas of enquiry. The process was as follows. First they met at an invitational conference which gave rise to dialogue between authors and subsequent rewriting. External reviews then critiqued these papers and, with input from the editors, the fruit of further revisions formed this inaugural volume. The research agendas concern the following areas: progress and relevance in second language acquisition (Ortega); Usage-Based Linguistics (Ellis, O’Donnell, & Römer); age effects in language learning (DeKeyser); second language pragmatics (Bardovi-Harlig); vocabulary knowledge (Jarvis); transfer of learning in second language instruction (Larsen-Freeman); language, literacy, and culture (Cumming); academic language development in schools (Schleppegrell); Practice Theory (Young and Astarita); and evolutionary perspectives on language (Schumann).
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The issue authors recorded podcasts with accompanying slides to complement their articles. Read the issue here, and listen to the podcasts below.
Transfer of (Language) Learning
Read the article: Transfer of Learning Transformed, Diane Larsen-Freeman
Practice Theory in Language Learning
Read the article: Practice Theory in Language Learning, Richard F. Young and Alice C. Astarita
Where do Language, Literacy, and Culture Intersect?
Read the article: Multiple Dimensions of Academic Language and Literacy Development, Alister Cumming
The Role of Metalanguage in Supporting Academic Development
Read the article: The Role of Metalanguage in Supporting Academic Language Development, Mary J. Schleppegrell
Usage-based Language: Investigating the Latent Structures that Underpin Acquisition
Read the article: Usage-Based Language: Investigating the Latent Structures That Underpin Acquisition, Nick C. Ellis, Matthew Brook O'Donnell and Ute Römer
Evolution and Second Language Acquisition
Read the article: Societal Responses to Adult Difficulties in L2 Acquisition: Toward an Evolutionary Perspective on Language Acquisition, John H. Schumann
Age Effects in Language Learning: Controversial, but Crucial to Understand
Read the article: Age Effects in Second Language Learning: Stepping Stones Toward Better Understanding, Robert M. DeKeyser
Developing L2 Pragmatics
Read the article: Developing L2 Pragmatics, Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig
Capturing the Diversity in Lexical Diversity
Read the article: Capturing the Diversity in Lexical Diversity, Scott Jarvis
The Contribution of SLA to the Language Sciences
Read the article: SLA for the 21st Century: Disciplinary Progress, Transdisciplinary Relevance, and the Bi/multilingual Turn, Lourdes Ortega