The Acquisition of English by Spanish Students is an academic dissertation by Marta Balcells-Marcé of the University of Barcelona. It can be downloaded as a ZIP file from the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS) website.
'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.
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.
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.
Bilingualism is an international peer reviewed journal focusing on the cognitive aspects of bilingualism: bilingual language competence, perception and production; bilingual acquisition in children and adults; neurolinguistics of bilingualism; linguistic and non-linguistic cognitive processes in bilingualism.The journal is published three times a year. Its contents and abstracts, starting from volume 1, issue 1, 1998, can be accessed through Cambridge Journals Online, while the full-texts are available after subscription.
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.
'Contextos' is a Spanish scholarly journal published by the Centre of Methodological and Interdisciplinary Studies (CEMI) at the University of Leon. It includes articles, research notes and reviews of academic works on a wide range of disciplines, although it is prominent the study of language, communication, and culture from a philosophical, psychological, linguistic and/or literary approach. The digital repository 'Dialnet' has made available the lists of contents for issues published during the period between 1983 (1), when the journal was first published, and 1996 (28). At the time of cataloguing, full-text articles published between 1997 and 2002 (29-40) were also available for download as .pdf files. The site offers general information about the journal, publication guidelines for authors, and an index of authors. Some topics covered have been: verbal and non-verbal elements in television adverts; the influence of San Juan de la Cruz in Federico García Lorca's 'Sonetos del Amor Oscuro'; functions and categories within the field of Hispanic linguistics; and the phenomenology of 'logos' in the philosophy of José Ortega y Gasset. Users should note the main language of the publication is Spanish. However, contributions in English are also accepted, and abstracts in both Spanish and English are always provided.
Funded by the ESRC, AHRB and the British Academy, the French learner language oral corpora website aims to promote research in French language learning by providing a range of corpora (sets of recordings and their transcripts) from a number of research projects. Well-organized and easy to navigate, the site is divided into three main sections: the French learner language oral corpora project; the individual corpora which it catalogues; and further resources for researchers. The first section outlines the overarching project, the corpora it includes and the computerized Child Language Data Exchange System (CHILDES) employed by the researchers who carried out the projects. Access to the data is possible through downloading the CHILDES software, clear instructions for which are given in the Beginner's Guide pages under the section entitled 'Other Resources'. The second section elaborates on the descriptions given of the corpora in the first section. For each corpus, details of the research project, the tasks set and the learners involved are given. There is then a collection of the data produced by learners of French participating in each project. The primary data can be downloaded in a number of formats including sound, transcriptions, tagged and XML. The final section, 'Other Resources', offers an extensive bibliography, details of future conferences and a list of other related research projects. Collaboratively produced and run by the Modern Language Schools of both Southampton and Newcastle Universities, this website constitutes an accessible and useful resource for those engaged in teaching and research in this field. This resource can also be downloaded in XML format from the Oxford Text Archive (OTA) website (formerly part of the Arts and Humanities Data Service (AHDS)).
Journal of Child Language is an international and interdisciplinary scholarly publication drawing on research in psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, and anthropology. Issues addressed include the phonology, phonetics, morphology, syntax, vocabulary, semantics, pragmatics, and sociolinguistics of child language; as well as the underlying principles and theories accounting for child language behaviour. The journal is published three times a year. Journal contents and abstracts, starting from 1997, are available through Cambridge Journals Online, while institutional subscription gives access to the full-texts of articles in PDF format.
Language Learning is a scientific journal dedicated to the understanding of language learning broadly defined. It is published on behalf of the Language Learning Research Club, based at the University of Michigan. The journal is published five times a year and is interdisciplinary in its approach. Research from the following disciplines is included: linguistics; psychology; cognitive science; neuroscience; educational inquiry; ethnography; sociolinguistics; sociology; semiotics. Theoretical issues discussed include the following: child, second and foreign language acquisition; bilingualism; literacy; culture; cognition; pragmatics; intergroup relations; language representation in mind and brain. The site offers an overview of the journal; contents and abstracts; information for contributors; a link to Ingenta Journals where subscribers can have online access to full-texts of articles; online subscription; and Pay-Per-View service for full-text access to individual articles.
Linguistik Online is a peer reviewed e-journal for linguistics, published by the University of Bern, founded in cooperation with the Europa Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt an der Oder (Germany). It covers discourse analysis; history of language; language acquisition; history of linguistics; theoretical linguistics; morphology; syntax; pragmatics; semantics; sociolinguistics. 2-5 issues a year have been published since 1998. Articles are mainly in German or English, some are in French or Spanish. The introduction to the journal is in four languages (German, English, Frech, Spanish).
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.
Línguas & Letras is an online journal published every semester by the Colegiado do Curso de Letras e do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Letras at the Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná. Split into three sections: Dossiê Temático; Estudos da Linguagem; Estudos Literários, the journal publishes academic articles about linguistics, literature or education, and in particular language learning, bilingualism, scholarship, literature and culture. Articles are freely available to download as PDFs since 2005 and a search engine as well the ability to browse by issue, author, or title makes this an easy to use website. Past themes have included articles on Machado de Assis, the teaching of grammar, Eç de Queirós and literature and film adaptation. Articles are mostly published in Portuguese or English.
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.
Studies in Second Language Acquisition is a quarterly refereed journal dealing with issues in foreign and second language acquisition. Areas of interest include multilingualism, literacy, cultural awareness, interlanguage, and a range of other topics and issues pertaining to the teaching of foreign and second languages. The contents and abstracts are available online from volume 19, issue 1, 1997. Full text access is available to members of subscribing institutions.