Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies publishes on its site a collection of papers and peer reviewed articles in the subject area of learning and teaching of languages, linguistics and area studies across UK higher education. The entries can be browsed by author; by theme; by date; and by title. The site also provides a search engine that allows for searching the articles by words or phrases.
'Alfa' is a scholarly review of linguistics published by the Lingustics Department of the Universidade Estadual do São Paulo, Brazil, carrying articles in a range of subfields of linguistics. The periodical was first launched in 1962, and it was its 2005 volume (vol. 49) that first became available online. Since then, the free, online publication of both of its annual issues has been uninterrupted. All of its articles are available in PDF format, and are written in Portuguese, although the contents page of each issue provides the English translation of the articles' titles. The articles are authored by an international body of scholars, and they take their subject matter from the widest range of linguistic issues, including a discussion of theoreticians like Saussure and Bakthin, but also questions pertaining to applied linguistics such as the role of games in language classrooms. The site also contains a search function enabling searches for volume, author and keyword. This website is particularly suited for researchers from any language background interested in theoretical linguistics, and its applied lingustics-related articles are particularly relevant to Portuguese linguists.
An electronic journal for language researchers and practitioners which aims at presenting and exchanging theoretical and practical work in the areas of: didactics; applied linguistics; psycholinguistics; educational sciences; computational linguistics; and computer science. The journal is published twice a year, in June and in December. As well as providing information about ALSIC, the website provides access to current and previous issues, and allows authors to submit their work. Sample articles cover: images of the self; computer assisted collective language learning; research and development in language teacher education; and building student communities in online learning.
This is the website of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), a professional scholarly organisation, which promotes research in a wide range of fields related to language. These include: language education; bilingualism; discourse analysis; literacy; rhetoric and stylistics; psycholinguistics; language for special purposes; second and foreign language pedagogy; language assessment; and language policy and planning. The AAAL organises an annual conference and publishes the news letter AAALetter, which can be viewed in HTML or PDF formats. It also publishes a journal, Applied Linguistics, in cooperation with the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) and International Association for Applied Linguistics (AILA). The site contains some useful links, such as: lists of academic jobs in the area of applied linguistics; external links to organisations of applied linguistics; and online learning resources which can be useful to linguists as well as teachers. Members of the AAAL can get such benefits as free subscription to AAALletter; the annual journal of AILA Review and the Annual Review of Applied Linguistics.
Annual Review of Applied Linguistics is a journal which provides a scholarly review (critical summaries, overviews and bibliographic citations) of research in key areas of applied linguistics. Each issue is thematic and focuses on a specific area, and every fourth issue offers a broad survey of applied linguistics. Important areas include pedagogy, computer-assisted education, second-language acquisition, and lexicography. The journal will be of interest to applied linguists, language teachers, and students of linguistics. Tables of contents and abstracts are available online from volume 19, 1999.
The Asia-Pacific Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning is an international association for language professionals interested and engaged in subjects related to computer assisted language learning (CALL). The organisation takes an international view but has a focus on the Asia Pacific region. Membership is currently free but the question of a fee will be continuously reviewed. The site contains a forum and an online refereed journal, International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning. The journal contains articles in English that are freely downloadable as PDF-files. This site is useful for anyone interested in computer assisted language learning.
Apples: Applied Language Studies is an international, bi-annual refereed electronic journal in applied language studies, freely available on the Web. The journal was originally published in 2002 and appears to have published only one issue, which contains two articles: The functional irrhythmicality of spontaneous speech: A discourse view of speech rhythms by Richard Cauldwell and Negotiating a New Culture of Doing Learning? A Study of Interaction in a Web Learning Environment with Special Focus on Teacher Approaches by L. Kuure, M. Saarenkunnas, and P. Taalas. The two articles are available in full on the journal webpage.
Applied Linguistics is a journal which tries to bridge the gap between theoretical research in linguistics and its practical applications in language education and other language related areas. Topics include: first and second language learning and teaching; bilingualism; bilingual education; discourse analysis; translation; language testing; language teaching methodology; language planning; the study of interlanguages; stylistics; and lexicography. The site, an electronic version of the actual paper journal, includes abstracts from the current issue; a browsable archive (abstracts available); content alert function; and submission information. An online subscription form for the printed journal is also available.
Applied Linguistics is based at the University of Wales Swansea and is accredited by the British Council. It specialises in teaching English as a foreign language. Applied Linguistics offers undergraduate degrees in language studies and teaching English as a foreign language; language courses for overseas students; examinations and certificates in English. The centre has a strong research group specialising in the area of lexical processes in second language learning and has a Distance Learning PhD programme.
The Asian EFL Journal is a peer reviewed journal published monthly. The journal is concerned with language acquisition and language learning issues, especially connected with teaching and learning English as a foreign language. All quarterly editions are published as e-books, online, and are free for downloading. The archive contains all volumes and issues from volume 4, issue 1, 2002. The site contains a selection of MA and doctoral dissertations, downloadable as PDF-files. The dissertations have been refereed and reviewed in a way similar to published articles in the journal. In addition, the site contains a blog where news and updates are published. This journal is of interest to anyone interested in applied linguistics and language acquisition as well as English as a foreign language.
The Association for Language Awareness aims to support and promote activities across the whole breadth of Language Awareness; activities operate across a range of fields including mother tongue learning, foreign language learning, teacher education, language use in professional settings and at a variety of levels (e.g. primary, secondary and tertiary education, professional training and practice). As well as providing membership information, the website has links to the ALA database, to the ALA conference website and to Language Awareness sites in Germany, France and Ireland.
The Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée (AILA) website is the homepage of the International Association of Applied Linguistics. AILA is an international federation of associations concerned with applied linguistics and is a non governmental organisation (NGO). Applied linguistics deals with a wide range of linguistic areas such as: multilingualism; language acquisition; literacy; language disorder; language variation and language policy. The website contains information about the organisation, conferences and how to set up and organise research networks. There is a publication section containing the newsletter (AILA News) in pfd-format and the AILA Review, which is an annually published journal. Issues 1 to 15 (1984 to 2001) are available in pdf-format. Abstracts and contents for later issues are published on the site. This site is useful for researchers and students of applied linguistics.
BAAL (The British Association for Applied Linguistics) is a UK-based professional association for applied linguistics. The BAAL website provides a forum for people interested in language and applied linguistics. It lists conferences and seminars with access to presented papers in full text. Committee members are listed with their contact details. Calls for papers for annual conferences and seminars are on the website. It has links to a number of other applied linguistics professional organisations, including AILA (the International Association for Applied Linguistics). A number of special interest groups including groups on corpus linguistics; gender and language; language in Africa are open to new members. Research funding links complete this site.
Björn Engdahl's Swedish course is a private website aimed at helping new learners of Swedish get to grips with the basics of the language. The course consists of a pronunciation guide and seven structured lessons, each of which provides a list of key vocabulary, explanations of grammar rules, tables summarising grammatical information, and a quiz to test what has been learned in the lesson, with answers provided. When the lessons are completed, users may take a final form-based test with results and answers automatically generated. The friendly and informal site, which offers the opportunity to listen to the Swedish national anthem online, is a useful learning tool to beginners in Swedish, especially if used alongside other resources. The course has been translated into French, Spanish, German, Polish Greek and Dutch.
CALL-EJ On-line : CALL Electronic Journal On-line is an online journal on computer-assisted language learning and related fields. Formerly the Journal of the JALT (Japan Association for Language Teaching) CALL (computer-assisted language learning) National SIG, Japan, it merged with On-CALL (The Australian Journal of Computers and Language Education) and became CALL-EJ On-line in May 1999. The website provides access to information about the journal and about how to submit articles. It also provides access to abstracts and full articles of current and previous issues from 1996. There also links to: other CALL-related academic journals; and to JALT and its associated special interest groups and publications.
This is the website for the Center for Advance Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota. The centre's mission is to study multilingualism; multiculturalism; and to further knowledge and teaching of second language acquisition. The site contains information on research and programs including Content Based Language Teaching with Technology (CoBaLTT); Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL); and English as a Second Language Learning and Teaching. Also included are details of professional development through summer institutes, conferences and seminars as well as resources including the CARLA working paper series and other publications; Minnesota Language Proficiency Assessments (MPLA); and resources for language teachers.
The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is a non-profit organisation established in 1959. It aims to facilitate the application of the findings of linguistics and related sciences in addressing language-related problems and dissemination of information about: services; publications; databases; and multimedia products. The website provides information about current CAL projects, which cover broad range of topics: adult literacy; bilingualism; foreign language teaching; language testing; dialects and Ebonics, or African American Vernacular English (AAVE); refugee and immigrant education; international education; K-12 English as a second language, and many more. The site hosts some important language centres, such as the ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics and the National Centre for ESL Literacy Education. The site also provides a number of free resources which include: databases and directories; projects; online resources; and links. Users can access links to professional organisations; email lists; electronic journals; conferences; publishers; and Eric digests. Some of the interesting databases are WorkWorld; Cultural Orientation Resource Centre (COR); and National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL). The site is easy to use and has some helpful features such as the search tool. The intended audience of this versatile site is specialists in linguistics and languages.
This is the site for the Centro de linguística da Universidade de Lisboa, an interdisciplinary academic research centre that focuses on fostering scholarship in the field of theoretical and applied lingistics. It hosts a range of research projects, inlcuding: the descriptive grammar of contemporary European Portuguese; psichoanalytical and phonological research; textual criticism and textual research; and others. Each of the projects has its own detailed website to introduce it and its research staff in more detail. The site also allows access to a long list of online resources that show the variety of Portuguese research into linguistics. The corpuses include that of the dialectal corpus for the study of syntax, corpus of spoken Portugues; corpus of European Portuguese, a contrastive corpus between African and European Portuguese. The site also displays a bibliography of the work of its researchers and allows access to the Centre's institutional library. This is a particularly useful and informative site for theoretical and applied linguists, and for students of Portuguese lingustics.
The Confédération Européenne des Centres de Languages dans l'Enseignement Supérieur / European Confederation of Language Centres in higher education is a confederation of independent associations from 22 countries of Europe. It brings together some 290 Language Centres, Departments, Institutes, Faculties or Schools in higher education whose main responsibility is the teaching of language. The CercleS website, in three languages, provides information about its aims and membership, details of its published conference proceedings and its next conference, news items about the association and links to other relevant organisations.
The Child Language Data Exchange System, CHILDES, provides resources and tools for the study of conversational interactions. The tools include: database of transcripts; programs for computer analysis of transcripts; methods for linguistic coding; systems for linking transcripts to digitised audio and video. The site offers a mailing list; a tool for language analysis, CLAN; a manual and online tutorial for using CLAN; teaching tips; the CHILDES database; and language acquisition bibliography. A hardcopy of the manual and CD-ROM are also available. Ground rules for using the CHILDES database and for contributing new data are available from the TalkBank Project.
CLIE, the Committee for Linguistics in Education, is a joint committee set up and sponsored by the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL) and the Linguistic Association of Great Britain (LAGB). CLIE's aim is to provide a forum for the exchange of information and opinion on the applications of linguistics in education; to find ways in which linguistics and applied linguistics can contribute towards the school curriculum and the professional training of teachers; and to disseminate and implement the relevant findings where possible. For its purposes, CLIE organises seminars and discussions, prepares discussion documents, conducts investigations and research projects, and distributes information.The site offers a general overview of CLIE's purpose and activities; a list of CLIE members; CLIE meetings (with minutes from the meetings); subscription to a mailing list, Edling; and links to other linguistic and educational resources.
This is the personal website of Costas Gabrielatos, a PhD-student in English linguistics, at the University of Lancaster. It contains a bibliography of his articles and presentations concerned with the use of corpora in linguistic research and teaching. Most of the items are accessible either as PDF-files or as web pages. In addition there is a list of links to useful resources and tools found on the Web.
Dialang is a website designed for self-testing in a wide range of European languages including: Danish; Dutch; English; Finnish; French; German; Greek; Icelandic; Irish; Italian; Norwegian; Portuguese; Spanish; Swedish. The areas of self-testing include reading; writing; listening; grammar; vocabulary. The site does not issue certificates, but it offers professionally validated self-testing. Its levels place the user on the Council of Europe approved language scale.The user will need to dowload the software for the testing. The testing takes about 50 minutes, and offers to give an accurate picture of the learner's linguistic competence. The site offers a mailing list and also a space for user comments. This site is a potentially interesting tool in foreign language instruction as it allows the learner to participate in objective testing, developed with the support of the European Commission.
E-pisteme is a postgraduate ejournal based at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Newcastle University. It aims to provide a platform for early career academics, publishing peer-reviewed articles by graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. The journal is interdisciplinary in nature, and describes itself as 'seeking to challenge traditionally defined ways of thinking and conducting research'. The themes for the first two issues were 'Voices' and 'Boundaries', and featured articles on widely varying topics, including: the voice in rap; the impact of English as the international language of scientific publication; voice in the history of psychoanalysis; the influence of English on modern Polish; and Marilyn Monroe's screen presence in The Misfits. All papers are freely available. Submission guidelines for prospective authors are also provided.
ELISA: English Language Interview corpus as a Second-language Application is developed at the Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen and the University of Surrey. Its aim is to become a resource for language learning and teaching, and interpreter training. It consists of video recordings of interviews with native English speakers from, for example, England; Scotland; Ireland; Australia; and US. The interviews have been transcribed. The site is a demo that gives free access to a number of video clips and transcriptions as text and XML files. In addition there is a search engine that allows searches in the transcripts and present the result as concordances or word counts. The material on the website is free for use in research, teaching and study with due recognition of the project. This is a valuable resource for anyone interested in corpus linguistics, spoken English or applied linguistics.
The ELT journal may be accessed through the Oxford Journals website. It is a quarterly publication for language teachers and other professionals with an interest in the field of teaching English as a second or foreign language. It addresses everyday practical concerns of ELT (English Language Teaching) professionals as well as more theoretical issues related to the fields of education; linguistics; psychology; and sociology. The site gives access to contents from the journal from volume 1, issue 1, January 1946 onwards. A Special link leads to a feature called Key concepts in ELT, which focuses on central ideas in ELT and contains abstracts and some free downloadable articles in PDF format. There is an online subscription form for the journal available; also a standard online form for applying for journal permissions. Agencies, companies and industry can also apply for bulk purchase of article reprints; bulk subscriptions; sponsorship of supplements; translation of previously published articles or supplements; and online access to articles and supplements for company websites.
The Empirical Language Research (ELR) journal is an online peer reviewed e-journal for any kind of linguistic research based on empirical corpus data. ELR journal is the relaunched English Language Research journal with a changed name to reflect the emphasis on the use of empirical data for linguistic research. The journal will focus particularly on empirical approaches to linguistic theory; multilingual corpora and translation; data-driven learning; natural language processing; and corpus-driven lexicography and lexicology. Launching the journal as a free online e-journal is a statement in support for 'the movement towards making academic research open and freely available rather than obscure, expensive, and inaccessible’. At the time of review the journal contained only two issue with three articles. This publication is of interest to both scholars and students of empirical linguistics.
English For Specific Purposes is an online subscription journal that publishes articles and research notes on English studies and Linguistics. It will be of interest to university students as well as teachers of English and Linguistics. Topics which have been been featured in past issues of English For Specific Purposes displays a wide range of information from discourse analysis; second language acquisition in specialised contexts; legal writing; needs assessment; curriculum development and evaluation; materials preparation to teaching and testing techniques. The journal also contains reviews of textbook materials and scholarly books on topics like writing; genres; media; gender studies; and classroom dynamics. In addition, the online English journal welcomes suggestions for improvement and encourages discussions which identify which aspects require development. Although there is a plethora of information available only one volume is free to read. The others are available only to subscribers. Contents and abstracts are available online from volume 1, issue 1, 1980.
English Today (ET) is a quarterly journal covering all aspects of the English language: its history, literature and linguistics; international variations; uses and abuses; neologisms; the influence of the new communication technologies on English; academic models of the language; teaching of the international standard language. ET will be of interest to linguists, teachers of English, advanced language students, and professionals working with the English language (writers, broadcasters, journalists). A ten-year thematic index is published in ET vol.11, No 1, January 1995. The site offers a general overview of the printed journal, its editorial board, and instructions for contributors. Special discounts are available for members of certain professional organisations. Abstracts are available online, starting with volume 1, issue 01 (1985).
EUROCALL : the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning is the website of an association of language teaching professionals from Europe and worldwide, which aims: to promote the use of foreign languages in Europe; to provide a European focus for all aspects of the use of technology for language learning; and to enhance the quality, dissemination and efficiency of CALL materials. The website is organised under the headings: Research; Events; Special Interest Groups; Resources; and Publications. It provides information about: EUROCALL conferences; research awards and a Research Policy document; links to EUROCALL websites in other European countries; and to ReCALL, which is the official journal of EUROCALL, published by Cambridge University Press. The Resources section links into the C&IT resources of the LTSN Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies, including: an online software database; CALL bibliography; and software reviews. Links are also provided to the websites of two Special Interest Groups: one for Language Processing; the other for Speech Recognition, as well as to affiliated associations in North America and Australia. The website also provides an online exhibition dedicated to the history of CALL, as well as a history of the EUROCALL organisation itself.
EBLUL's Brussels office supports linguistic diversity through its activities which include the hosting of a documentation centre, a news agency and information activity. The UK office in Dublin plays a major role in the field of publishing and promoting linguistic diversity. The home page provides access to a range of documents, information about events, and projects. It is possible to search within the documentation centre under various languages and parameters. The website also includes access to a database of funding opportunities for lesser used languages, and to a database of relevant organisations. These may be searched according to certain criteria but may not be browsed.
The Flinders University Language Group Online Review (FULGOR) (ISSN 1446-9219) is a peer reviewed, electronic journal which publishes original research in the fields of French, Italian, Modern Greek and Spanish Studies; Applied Linguistics; Language education; and Migration Studies. Published bi-annually, with the first issue having appeared in March 2002, the full-text articles are freely available as either PDF or HTML. Articles focus on a variety of areas, from language learning and teaching to literary studies. More specifically, articles have examined the difficulty surrounding the interpretation of the eight Bolgia in Dante's Inferno; the role of the victim in the work of Uruguayan playwright, Florencio Sánchez; the work of radical French female film-makers in the context of contemporary debate on pornography and censorship; reading in a foreign language; and teaching mixed-ability groups. Italian Studies are particularly well-represented in this journal as is Latin American literature. Book reviews of related publications are also included.
The entirely German website of the Gesellschaft fuer angewandte Linguistik (GAL, Society for applied linguistics) provides information about the aims and structure of the society and its publications and provides an up to date list of conferences on various linguistic subdisciplines. GAL is the professional applied linguistics organisation for Germany and consists of 15 subsections including phonetics; grammar; lexicology; sociolinguistics; language contact; communication; psycholinguistics; computational linguistics. there are contact details available for each of the subsections. GAL is a member of AILA (Association Internationale Linguistique Appliqué). The RSS feed can keep you updated with new additions to the website. The journal Zeitschrift fuer angewandte Linguistik and the monograph series forum Angewandte Linguistik can be ordered through the website, but no tables of contents are available.
The IATEFL site (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) aims to support English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teaching professionals worldwide. It includes conference information, English language teaching book publications and jobs. There is a specific section of the site for Special Interest Groups, which covers Business English, Computers, English for Specific Purposes, Global Issues, and more. The website is straightforward to use and well laid-out, with a comprehensive coverage of relevant issues for teaching EFL, in a user-friendly format. Full membership details are included, as well as news of live events.
The International Journal of Applied Linguistics (InJAL) is a biannual scholarly journal with an international and interdisciplinary focus which seeks to cover all areas of applied linguistics represented by the various commissions of AILA (Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée). The journal publishes original articles, reviews of current books, notes and comments. The site gives access to contents and abstracts from the most recent volume; an online alerting service (Select); submission information for contributors; and links to Ingenta Journals for online viewing of articles, available to members of subscribing institutions. Alternatively, individual articles can be purchased using the Ingenta Pay-Per-View service.
This is the website of the JALT (Japan Association for Language Teaching) Bilingualism SIG (Special Interest Group). The group encourages research and disseminates information on bilingualism in Japan and is particularly focused on bilingual parenting and education. It publishes a newsletter, 'Bilingual Japan', and a journal, 'The Japan Journal of Multilingualism and Multiculturalism', as well as monographs. Subscription details are provided on the site. There is a section devoted to the journal, where the tables of contents and abstracts (the latter in both English and Japanese) can be accessed. Also available are abstracts of the monographs. A couple of complete monographs and an issue of the journal are also available online. An annotated bibliography of recommended reading for parents bringing up children bilingually will be useful for non-specialists as well as researchers in this area; moreover, the site hosts an email discussion group. Links to other websites concerned with relevant topics (bilingualism; bilingual education; multiculturalism; and linguistics) are given in a separate section, and the home page also has links to the websites of relevant upcoming conferences. The site is mainly in English, but some parts have Japanese versions as well.
This is a website for the JALTCALL, a special-interest group supported by the Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT), which aims to promote the use of computer technology in language teaching. Its activities include: encouraging research; holding annual meetings and conferences; and issuing publications. The website contains issues of a newsletter from 1998 to 2004, as well as the JALTCALL Journal. These can be downloaded as PDF documents. There is also information about previous and future conferences though the conference papers are not accessible on the site. Membership in the organisation is available upon paying an annual fee set by JALT. This site, and the archive section in particular, is a useful resource for language teachers and researchers.
The Journal of Language and Learning (JLL), an international journal for language and education studies is a freely available peer reviewed e-journal. From 2003 to 2006 two issues a year were published. Topics include second language learning and teaching and applied linguistics concerning a range of languages. There are links to the Journal of Language and Linguistics (JLL) and to the Journal of Language and Literature (JLL). The editors are British, supported by an international editorial board who oversee the three JLL journals.
The Journal of Language and Literature (JLL), an international journal for language and literary studies is a freely available peer reviewed e-journal. From 2002-2006 one issue a year was published. Topics include linguistic and stylistic analysis of literary works of a range of languages. There are links to the Journal of Language and Linguistics (JLL) and to the Journal of Language and Learning (JLL). The editors are British, supported by an international editorial board who oversee the three JLL journals.
This website provides basic information on the JSLAR (Japanese Second Language Acquisition Research) mailing list. This is a valuable international discussion forum that makes available up-to-date research in the area of Japanese as a foreign language (JFL) and encourages the exchange of practical ideas to be applied in learning and teaching. The list began in the early 1990s and is open to researchers, lecturers, language teachers, graduate students and others interested in the acquisition/learning of Japanese. Details of how to subscribe to the list appear here. The JSLAR Archives of earlier postings are only accessible to list members.
Since 1989 David Barton and his colleagues at the Literacy Research Centre, based at Lancaster University, have been developing the study of literacy in life, particularly adult literacy. The site carries information on current events at the Literacy Research Centre with details of weekly meetings, recent projects, a link to Research and Practice in Adult Literacy website (the only British national organisation that focuses on the role of literacy in adult life), courses offered and links to other websites dealing with literacy. The Literacy Research Centre website is a helpful site to both university students and teachers looking for a general background in literacy with a focus on adult literacy. The site is simple to navigate and there is a visitor's section where people can add suggestions or post queries.
Language Culture and Curriculum is a peer reviewed online journal containing articles about language learning in a wide variety of languages and cultures as well as a multilingual environment. The journal contains articles on a wide variety of diverse subjects, such as Language and Education Rights for Indigenous Peoples; and Beliefs About Teaching, Teachers and Schools Among Pre-Service Teachers. Contents and abstracts from volume 11, number 1, 1998 to present issue are freely available online. Full text versions are available through subscription only. This publication is of interest to both students and scholars of applied linguistics and multilingualism.
Language Teaching is a journal which appears quarterly and aims to keep language teachers, educators and researchers up-to-date with recent publications in the field of language studies in education. The journal is published in association with the Centre for Language Teaching and Research (CiLT) and the British Council. Each four-part volume contains around 700 abstracts, and each issue has a specially commissioned state-of-the art review article on an important aspect of language teaching. Contents and abstracts are available online from volume 1, issue 1, 1968.
Linguistics and Education is an online journal covering problems related to various aspects of language use in educational setting including: classroom interaction; language diversity; language policy and curriculum; written language learning; and language disorders. Also explored are applications to educational issues of fundamental research in: linguistics; sociolinguistics; psycholinguistics; discourse analysis; social semiotics; conversational analysis; and ethno methodology. Issues as far back as volume 1, issue 1, 1988 are available online in PDF format either as a full-text, an abstracts, or an abstract plus reference. However, full-texts and references can be only accessed by paying users only. This site could be of benefit to educators and linguists.
The LLTI list is a forum concerned with language learning technology. It is supported by the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning located at http://www.languageconsortium.org, the Peter Kiewit Computing Services, and the Department of Humanities Resources at Dartmouth College. This is a useful resource for anyone interested in computer assisted language learning or language learning technologies.
This is the website for the Modern Language Journal, a scholarly publication devoted to research about the learning and teaching of foreign and second languages. Through Blackwell Synergy, the user may access the abstracts of all issues from Spring 1999 onwards. A number of sample articles on, for example, linguistic development in social context, or differing perceptions of EFL writing among readers in Japan, are also available (in PDF format). While the full-text of all articles is not freely available online, the site does provide an excellent index of the journal's volumes from 1916 to 2002 (the first eighty volumes). This cross-referenced index allows for easy location of articles of interest. Users may conduct searches or browse by article, topic, author, book review and more. Full details on submission, subscription, and reprints and permissions are available here, together with a helpful FAQ for prospective authors. All articles are written in English. This site will be useful to anyone working in the field of languages and linguistics as a means of locating international scholarly research from a major journal.
This website offers an electronic index to the Modern Languages Journal (MLJ) from 1916 to 2002 wherein users can search for articles and book reviews, or browse articles by topic. Unfortunately, abstracts are not available, however this index will enable users to quickly find the location of articles of interest in the print journal. The journal is a refereed quarterly publication for the study of modern foreign languages. It is published on behalf of the National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (NFMLTA). The journal provides a forum for teachers and researchers and publishes a wide range of materials: documented essays; qualitative and quantitative research studies; response articles; editorials. It also offers practical information such as references to relevant articles in other journals; annual survey of doctoral degrees in foreign and second languages; and reviews of scholarly materials.
Novitas-ROYAL Research on Youth and Language is an open access, international, and fully refereed peer-reviewed journal devoted to research and critical discussion about all aspects of learning and teaching of foreign languages. The primary aim of the journal is to help accumulate knowledge of how foreign languages, cultures, and literatures have the potential to change the lives of students. The archive contains all issues from volume 1, issue 1, 2007 and the articles are freely downloadable as PDF-files or may be viewed as HTML-pages. This journal may be of interest for anyone engaged in research or studies of applied linguistics and especially the teaching of foreign languages to young people.
The website of the Spanish organisation for the promotion of linguistics offers both information about the different languages and dialects within the Iberian peninsula, and information about a vast number of languages and dialects throughout the world. The site offers colour-coded maps to indicate the regions in which a particular language is spoken, and for most of the languages featured, the user may read a brief history, details of its relation to other dialects, the number of speakers, facsimiles of original manuscripts, summaries of the grammar structure, examples of the written language and alphabet: in short, substantial introductory information for students of linguistics. There is a special section dedicated to historical and modern alphabets throughout the world. This allows the user to search for writing examples and alphabets according to genealogical; geographical; or alphabetical classifications. The organisation is also undertaking projects, and information about these can be found on the website. Some examples are: teaching sign language to hearing-impaired young people; translations into Aragonese; and sociolinguistics in Ecuatorial Guinea. A number of articles written by the organisation's collaborators are available on the site, on themes such as: linguistic theories of humour; sociolinguistics; and the evaluation of dictionaries. The site gives great importance to the translation of religious texts, such as the Bible and the Qumran manuscripts, and there is also a database of Bible translators throughout history. This impressive site is recommended for students of the history of the Spanish language and Spanish linguistics in particular, although anyone interested in world languages will find material of worth here.
Reading in a Foreign Language is a biannual online journal dealing with theoretical and pedagogical developments in reading and literacy in foreign languages. It is a refereed journal that is directed to the international linguistic community and was founded in 1983 as a print journal but has been a fully free and electronic journal since 2002. More recent reviews and articles are available in both PDF and HTML format; items from the pre-2002 print editions are available as PDF only. The journal covers a wide range of issues connected to reading and literacy, such as vocabulary, development of reading fluency and form-meaning connections while reading.
The Reading Matrix is a freely available peer reviewed online only journal which publishes original research papers in second language (L2) acquisition and applied linguistics; in particular, it is interested in issues related to L2 reading and L2 literacy in a broader sense. It makes available online resources for English language learners, teachers and researchers. In addition to original papers the journal offers book and software reviews. The articles are available in PDF and/or HTML. Issues are available since 2001 (volume 1; issue 1). The journal is abstracted and indexed in the ERIC Database (Educational Information Resources Center Database) and the Modern Language Association International Bibliography (Books and Articles on Modern Languages and Literature).
ReCALL is a journal published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL). It is issued twice a year in May and in November and is also available online to subscribers. The May issue normally contains selected papers from the previous year's EUROCALL conference. The journal contains articles relating to theoretical debate on language learning strategies and their influence on practical courseware design and integration as well as regular software reviews. The website provides information: about the journal; how to subscribe; notes for contributors; as well as access to lists of the contents of previous and current issues.
The CEFAC journal is an online open access journal of phonoaudiology, which has been published by CEFAC Saúde e Educação since 1999. Indexed through the Scielo database, full text is available to download as a PDF back to 2006. Most articles are printed in portuguese, but generally, they also include an abstract in English or Spanish. Articles are generally scientific and focused on phonoaudiology, education and health. They are intended to help professionals in the area keep up with recent developments and as such, the jorunal would be useful for linguists, psychologists and other health professionals.
South Asia language pedagogy and technology is an open-access online journal published by the University of Chicago. The journal aims to provide a discussion forum for those involved in the teaching of South Asian languages, focusing in particular on second-language teachers. It holds articles about tuition techniques, linguistic histories and technology. while this journal is available for free, readers are asked to register in order to receive an announcement of new volumes, but more importantly so that demand can be demonstrated to funders. All issues are available in an archive, but as this is a new publication, there is only one issue released at the time of writing (March 2008). Information about methods of submission to the journal are also given on this well-presented site.
This website from the University of Glasgow offers teaching software on a wide range of subjects, from language teaching and linguistics to English and Scottish language and literature, and includes: modern English grammar; semantics; metrics, history of the Language (Old English, Old Icelandic, Older Scots); Scottish literature; Renaissance literature; literature 1360-1540; and meaning, form and style. Some resources are free for educational institutions, but most of the materials can only be accessed after paying a fee. The site has very good links with other language and literature sites, and can be used by professionals in related areas, not necessarily interested in the teaching software. It is easy to navigate.
Steven Pinker is professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. His work in the field of language acquisition, as well as his widely acclaimed popular books, such as The Language Instinct and How the Mind Works, have won him a name in the area of psycholinguistics and applied linguistics. The site includes online copies of Pinker's selected articles, published in magazines and newspapers; a list of public lectures; teaching courses; and research interests. The site will be of value to anyone interested in processes of language acquisition from a psycholinguistic point of view.
This is the website of the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics, and Area Studies (LLAS), which provides news and information for these disciplines, and gives access to a range of resources. It is part of the Higher Education Academy, established by UK higher education funding bodies to promote high quality learning and teaching in all subject disciplines in higher education. LLAS provides support for the sharing of innovation and good practices in learning and teaching including the use, where appropriate, of communications and information technology (ICT). The website features: Resources for lecturers, events, publications, its projects, a blog, and twice yearly magazine, Liaison. The Centre maintains a database of national and international events for all three subject areas as well as providing details of events run by the Centre itself. UK teachers within the relevant subject areas are encouraged to participate in the Centre's work, and to join its email discussion lists and the directory of expertise. The Centre's newsletter, 'Liaison', is available online along with further LLAS publications and published studies. Links are provided to other web resources that may be useful to educators working in the disciplines.
Teaching and Learning Languages Enhanced by New Technologies (TALLENT) is the website of a project which provides a sixty-hour in-service module for teachers and trainers in European languages as a second/foreign language. It has been developed by experts in eleven European universities with funding under Lingua Action A. The course consists of seminars and workshops. The workshops in particular are designed to enable participants to: practise using the applications introduced in the seminars; reflect on how to integrate technology into their teaching and their students' learning; and develop a pedagogical project in the area of their choice. The course follows a negotiated syllabus, i.e. the syllabus will be finished following an analysis of the needs and interests of the group. Topics include: language learning and ICT reference tools; the Internet; concordancing; the self-directed learning environment and ICT; authoring tools. Each module includes: a short tutorial; a set of suggested learning activities; and a list of references for further reading, with links where appropriate.
This is the website of TESL-EJ, Teaching English as a Second Language, Electronic Journal. The journal is a refereed academic electronic publication for the English as a Second Language, English as a Foreign Language and Applied Linguistics professional community. The site contains an archive of the full contents of the journal from volume 1 number 1, 1994. Abstracts are also available. The journal also carries book reviews.
The Translation Map is an online project, which is 'a prototype system designed to facilitate collaborative translations and geographically-based messaging.' It is expected 'to help facilitate worldwide, cross-border, multi-lingual conversations.' A message sent by one user is first delivered to a selected group of recipients in a specific geographical region. This message is a request for translation. The next step is to forward the translated message to the actual addressee. The system has been created by two renowned American artists and designers: Warren Sack and Sawad Brooks. It was first presented as part of the 2003 exhibition 'How Latitudes Become Forms: Art in a Global Age' in Minneapolis, USA. The project is based on the assumption that 'translation is a form of collaborative writing between people, specifically between authors and translators.' Apart from translating, however, this system also creates trans-national and multi-lingual communities of users. Thus approached, The Translation Map addresses much broader questions of nationhood, representations of culture and national identity. The project is also referred to as a form of open-ended collaborative textual composition. The Translation Map represents interests of translation studies, applied linguistics, and literary research. Although the system itself seems rather complex, the website is easy to navigate and user-friendly. A potential participant in the project may rely on clear instructions provided by the authors. The Translation Map will be of interest to readers, writers, artists, translators, students, researchers, and enthusiasts of new online projects.
The VDML (Virtual Departments for Minority Languages) project is intended to act as a framework to support students and teachers of languages that are minority languages in UK. It aims to add value to existing resources, develop new resources and use networked communication tools to provide students and teachers with a new virtual department in which to interact. The project has been piloted in the Scandinavian language departments of three UK universities (London University College, Hull, and Edinburgh). Thus far the project has been led by learners and teachers of Danish, although other languages will be involved as well.The project website provides resources developed and applied in the workshops that have taken place over the last couple of years. Reports on the workshops, and feedback from participants, are also available. The site provides a step-by-step guide to creating online multimedia exercises for students, which includes advice on integrating various software packages. The site also includes a showcase demonstrating some of the finished products. These include exercises based on: the painting Midsummer Night's Bonfire on Skagen Beach by the Danish artist P.S. Krøyer; the experiences of Finn Pedersen, a Danish cultural attaché for Greenland; and organising a party. There is also a section on publications arising from the project (some of which are available to download), and a list of links to resources on web authoring.The VDML project receives funding from the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).
World Englishes is a journal devoted to the study of English in a global context: varieties of English around the world; language policies and language planning; language teaching methodology; and related issues. The site provides access to: the journal's contents and abstracts, starting from volume 1, issue 1, 1981; article submission information; editorial information; and a sample full-text issue. Electronic access to the full-text of articles for downloading or printing is available through service providers. Access is given to members of institutions subscribing to the print version (librarians should be able to provide further details).