The Modern Language Journal

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Edited by: Heidi Byrnes, Editor-in-Chief; Charlene Polio, Co-Editor; Sandra Digruber, Editorial Assistant

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 51/172 (Linguistics); 80/224 (Education & Educational Research)

Online ISSN: 1540-4781

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Congratulations to MLJ Award Winners

The following awards, funded by the NFMLTA/MLJ, were made at the November 2015 conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in San Diego.

NFMLTA/MLJ/ACTFL Paul Pimsleur Award, 2015
Variables affecting L2 gains during study abroad” Foreign Language Annals, 47, 464–486 (2014)

NFMLTA/MLJ/ACTFL Emma Marie Birkmaier Award, 2015
LIUDMILA KLIMANOVA, Ph.D., University of Iowa (University of Arizona)
“Second language identity building through participation in internet-mediated social environments: A critical perspective”

Join us in Celebrating the MLJ 100th Anniversary

100th Anniversary

Throughout 2016 the Modern Language Journal is celebrating 100 years of continuous publishing in the field, making it the profession’s oldest generalist journal devoted to language teaching and learning. The special issue, MLJ, 100, Supplement 2016, is the central activity for the journal’s celebration. We make it available to anyone visiting the site during 2016. In addition, celebratory colloquia are held at ACFL 2015, MLA 2016, and AAAL 2016.

NFMLTA/MLJ Dissertation Support Grants

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Congratulations to the three winners of the NFMLTA/MLJ Dissertation Support Grants for 2015:
EMILY HELLMICH, University of California–Berkeley
“Language learning in ‘Global Schools’: Clarity and complexity”
KRISTOPHER KYLE, Georgia State University
“Measuring syntactic development in L2 writing: Fine-grained indices of syntactic complexity and usage-based indices of syntactic sophistication”
NIKO TRACKSDORF, University of Connecticut
Situating language learners in authentic STEM environments”

For the year 2016, the NFMLTA/MLJ dissertation support grants application and selection process will once again be handled through the MLJ editorial office. Three grants in the amount of $2,500 each will be made.
A new MLJ Roundtable Conference grant opportunity in the amount of $10,000 will become available for the first time during 2016-2017. In line with the journal’s editorial mission its focus will be on linking cutting-edge research with applications for language teaching and learning.
For both funding opportunities, expect further information about deadlines and application procedures by June 1, 2016.


Our congratulations go to NFMLTA President ANTONIA SCHLEICHER, recipient of the 2015 ACTFL Wilga Rivers Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education (Postsecondary), and JAMES P. LANTOLF, long-time Editorial Board member of the MLJ, who is being honored with AAAL’s 2016 Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award.