Language Learning

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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: Scott Jarvis / Associate Executive Director: Alister Cumming

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 13/171 (Linguistics); 29/224 (Education & Educational Research)

Online ISSN: 1467-9922

Grant Programs


Details, recipients, and application procedures for these grants are published in the journal annually in each September issue. Applications should be made to the Executive Director, Scott Jarvis, jarvis@ohio.edu


The Language Learning Dissertation Grant Program

The Language Learning Dissertation Grant Program provides support for the research work of doctoral candidates in the language sciences. The grant is designed to cover actual expenses, up to $2,000 per grant, e.g., travel for data collection, essential equipment etc., connected with the research component of the dissertation. Applicants should be at the level of “advanced candidacy” and have a dissertation proposal approved by the relevant departmental authorities. Twenty Dissertation Grants were awarded in 2015.


The Language Learning Roundtable Conference Program

This program is intended to fund small roundtable conferences, worldwide, organized around a topic of significant current interest and resulting in a position or “state of the art” paper worthy of publication in an appropriate forum. The Board of Directors encourages small groups of senior investigators to get together for a day or two to discuss in depth a topic currently central to their field and to chart the course for its immediate future. Recipients for 2014 to 2016 are Professors Leah Roberts, University of York, Peter De Costa, Michigan State University, and Kathleen M. Bailey, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.. The biennial Alexander Guiora Conference on the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Learning and Processing, established in 2005 in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, continues under the coordination of Professor Núria Sebastián Gallés of the University of Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. The 2015 conference was in June at the Center for Brain and Cognition, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.


The Language Learning Scholar-in-Residence Program

This program is designed to enable university departments worldwide, representing the broadly defined area of applied linguistics, to host a scholar of their choosing for a week on their campus. The SiR Fellow for 2015 was Professor Nina Spada, University of Toronto, who visited Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey.


The Language Learning Small Grants Research Program

This program provides research support of up to $10,000, in direct cost only, for new research projects relevant to the language sciences. Applications may be submitted by any academic institution worldwide such as a university or college. Applications are peer reviewed for scientific and technical merit. Recipients for 2015 are Professors Michal Balass, Towson University; Denisa Bordag, University of Leipzig; Tamar Degani, University of Haifa; YouJin Kim, Georgia State University; Genevieve Leung, University of San Francisco; Barbara Malt, Lehigh University; Sanako Mitsugi, University of Kansas; and Loan Cam Vuong, University of Hong Kong.


The Language Learning Visiting Research Assistant Professorship

In 1985 Language Learning, in a matching arrangement with the College of Literature, Science and the Arts of the University of Michigan, endowed a Language Visiting Research Assistant Professorship in Linguistics at the University of Michigan. The position was held for 2011-13 by Dr. Anne-Michelle Tessier.

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