Language Learning

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General Editor: Nick C. Ellis / Journal Editor: Lourdes Ortega / Associate Journal Editor: Marianne Gullberg / Associate Journal Editor: Steven J. Ross / Associate Journal Editor: Pavel Trofimovich / Monograph Series Editor: Mary J. Schleppegrell / 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: 2012: 23/162 (Linguistics); 36/219 (Education & Educational Research)

Online ISSN: 1467-9922

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2012 Language Learning Outstanding Article of the Year - Free to Download

L2 negation constructions at work
Language Learning, Volume 62, Issue 2, Pages 335-372

The Editors and Board of Directors of Language Learning congratulate Søren Eskildsen of the University of Southern Denmark, recipient of our annual award for the most outstanding article published in 2012 in the journal. Søren Eskildsen’s analysis of the acquisition of negative constructions by two adult learners of English is an impressive, groundbreaking realization of the promise of new usage-based approaches to second language acquisition. The research recontextualized findings from prior studies in meticulous detail, combining corpus data from a longitudinal study innovatively with a microanalysis of conversational data, to demonstrate the inseparability of lexis and grammar in the emergence of the particular linguistic patterns

2012 ACTFL-MLJ Pimsleur Award for Research in Foreign Language Education and 2011 Language Learning Outstanding Article of the Year - Free to Download

Luke Plonsky of Northern Arizona University and Susa M. Gass of Michigan State University received the 2012 ACTFL-MLJ Paul Pimsleur Award for Research in Foreign Language Education. The award recognizes their article entitled, “Quantitative Research Methods, Study Quality, and Outcomes: The Case of Interaction,” which was also chosen by the Language Learning Board of Directors as Outstanding Article of the Year in 2011. This is the fourth article published in Language Learning that garners the recognition of a Pimsleur award. The article is free to download here:

Quantitative research methods, study quality, and outcomes: The case of interaction research
Language Learning, Volume 61, Issue 2, Pages 325-366

LLResearch Recipient of 2011 Christopher Brumfit Thesis Award - Free to Download

LL is pleased to offer free access to the article reporting on the award-winning dissertation study by Catherine Van Beuningen, with Nivja De Jong and Folkert Kuiken:

Evidence on the effectiveness of comprehensive error correction in second language writing
Language Learning, Volume 62, Issue 1, Pages 1-41

Currents in Language Learning

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A new biennial supplement from Language Learning, 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.

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Grant Schemes

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Language Learning supports scholarship and research in language studies by means of a variety of grant programs:

  • The Language Learning Dissertation Grant Program
  • The Language Learning Roundtable Conference Program
  • The Language Learning Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence Program
  • The Language Learning Small Grants Research Program
  • The Language Learning Visiting Research Assistant Professorship

These schemes are described in the frontmatter of the journal and on the Grants page.

LL Book Series

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Language Learningcurrently publishes three book series:

Language Learning Monograph Series


Currents in Language Learning Series


Language Learning Cognitive Neuroscience Series

Language Learningalso published the Best of Language Learning Series from 2001 to 2011.

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