國立高雄第一科技大學應用英語系  

National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology 

Department of English  

Course: Foreign Language Learners 外語學習者 

Instructor: Dr. Chi-Fen Emily Chen  陳其芬

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Journals in Second Language Acquisition (SLA)

and Applied Linguistics

外語學習理論相關期刊

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Print Journals

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Annual Review of Applied Linguistics reviews research in key areas in the broad field of applied linguistics. Each issue is thematic, covering the topic by means of critical summaries, overviews and bibliographic citations. Every fourth or fifth issue surveys applied linguistics broadly, offering timely essays on language learning and pedagogy, discourse analysis, teaching innovations, second-language acquisition, computer-assisted instruction, language use in professional contexts, sociolinguistics, language policy, and language assessment, etc.

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Applied Linguistics publishes research into language with relevance to real world problems. It promotes principled and multidisciplinary approaches to research on language-related concerns in the various fields encompassed by applied linguistics.

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Canadian Modern Language Review publishes items of interest to teachers and researchers of French as a second language, English as a second language, and other foreign languages at all levels of instruction. Other features beyond articles and reviews: practical tips for the classroom, readers' opinions and reactions, calendar of forthcoming events, annual list of recently published Canadian materials.

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CALICO Journal is a quarterly publication devoted to the exploration of the new technologies as applied to language learning. This journal also provides timely information on events of interest to the technology-inclined language professional.

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Critical Inquiry in Language Studies is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles in the overlapping fields of applied linguistics, language policy, language planning, modern languages and literatures, education, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and cultural studies. This journal focuses on critical discourse and research in language matters, broadly conceived, that is generated from qualitative, critical pedagogical, and emergent paradigms.

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ELT Journal publishes for all those who are professionally involved in the field of teaching English as a second or foreign language internationally. It is concerned with the fundamental practice factors that influence the evaluation of the profession as well as with the theoretical issues that are between the everyday concerns of teachers in their classrooms and the disciplines such as psychology, sociology and applied linguistics that may offer insights.

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English for Specific Purposes publishes articles, research notes, and book reviews on specialized varieties of English and ESP methodology. Topics of articles include: discourse analysis, second language acquisition in ESP contexts, needs assessment, curriculum development and evaluation, materials preparation, teaching and testing techniques, and the effectiveness of various research and pedagogical approaches in ESP contexts.

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English Teaching and Learning 英語教學 is the first scholarly journal in Taiwan dedicated to research on the teaching and learning of English as a second or foreign language, published by Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University (台灣師範大學). It publishes quality papers that contribute to all aspects of the profession, including course design, teaching materials, teacher training, teaching methods, language assessment, bilingual education, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and other related areas.

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Foreign Language Annals is the official journal of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and publishes bimonthly. This journal serves the professional interests of classroom instructors, researchers, and administrators concerned with the teaching of foreign languages at all levels of instruction. Preference is given to articles that report educational research or experimentation, that describe innovative and successful practice and methods, and/or that are relevant to the concerns and issues of the profession.

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International Journal of Applied Linguistics publishes articles that focus on the mediation between expertise about language and experience of language. This journal seeks to develop an awareness of the way language works, how it affects peoples' lives, and what interventions are desirable and feasible to make in differing domains of language use and learning.  

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International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching (IRAL) publishes articles in areas of research which concern first- and second-language acquisition, including naturalistic and instructed language learning, language loss, bilingualism, language contact, pidgins and creoles, language for specific purposes, language technology, mother-tongue education, lexicology, terminology and translation. All the articles are theoretically grounded and based on careful research and method.

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Journal of English for Academic Purposes publishes articles, book reviews, conference reports, and academic exchanges in the linguistic, sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic description of English as it occurs in the contexts of academic study and scholarly exchange itself. Topics include classroom language, teaching methodology, teacher education, assessment of language, needs analysis; materials development and evaluation, discourse analysis, acquisition studies in EAP contexts, research writing and speaking at all academic levels, the sociopolitics of English in academic uses and language planning.

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Journal of Second Language Writing is a refereed journal appearing four times a year, features theoretically grounded reports of research and discussion of central issues in second language and foreign language writing and writing instruction. Areas of interest include: personal characteristics and attitudes of L2 writers, L2 writers' composing processes, features of L2 writers' texts, readers' responses to L2 writing, assessment / evaluation of L2 writing contexts for L2 writing, and other topic clearly relevant to L2 writing and/or writing instruction.

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Language Acquisition: A Journal of Developmental Linguistics offers explanatory insights into and advance our knowledge of how language is acquired. Focusing primarily on experimental, linguistic, and computational approaches, the journal discusses the syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and phonology of language acquisition--merging the data of developmental psycholinguistics with recent discoveries in linguistic theory to yield a more adequate understanding of the growth of language.

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Language Learning: A Journal of Research in Language Studies is a scientific journal concerned with theoretical issues in language learning. It publishes articles on a broad range of topics including child, second and foreign language acquisition, language education, literacy, language representation in mind and brain, culture, cognition, pragmatics,  sociolinguistics, and intergroup relations.

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Language Teaching Research supports and develops investigation and research within the area of second or foreign language teaching. It covers a wide range of topics in the area of language teaching: program, syllabus, materials design, methodology, teaching of specific skills, and language for specific purposes. 

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Modern Language Journal focuses on questions and concerns about learning and teaching foreign and second languages. It publishes articles, research studies, editorials, reports, book reviews, and professional news and announcements pertaining to modern languages, including TESL.

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RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research in Southeast Asia, published in Singapore, presents information and ideas on theories, research, methods and materials related to language learning and teaching, especially, although not exclusively, in Southeast Asia. The journal publishes articles in such areas of current enquiry as first and second language learning and teaching, language and culture, discourse analysis, language planning, language testing, multilingual education, stylistics and translation.

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Second Language Research publishes theoretical and experimental papers on second language acquisition and second language performance. Each volume includes one special guest-edited article focusing on a current theme and specially commissioned review articles addressing major issues in the field, forming a useful resource for the research community.

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Studies in Second Language Acquisition provides a scientific discussion of issues in second and foreign language acquisition of any language. Each volume contains four issues, one of which is devoted to a current topic in the field. The other three issues contain articles dealing with theoretical topics, some of which have broad pedagogical implications, and reports of quantitative and qualitative empirical research. Other articles include replication studies, state-of-the-art articles, responses, and book reviews.

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System: A Journal for Educational Technology and Language Learning Systems is an international journal devoted to the applications of educational technology and applied linguistics to problems of foreign language teaching and learning. Attention is paid to all languages and to problems associated with the study and teaching of English as a second or foreign language.

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Taiwan Journal of TESOL 台灣英語教學期刊 is a new TESOL journal, jointly published by the Department of English, National Chengchi University (政治大學), and Crane Publishing (文鶴出版社), dedicated to the publication of research papers in areas of the study of teaching English to speakers of other languages. It also publishes review articles of books on TESOL and informal book announcements.

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TESOL Journal is a refereed publication of teaching and classroom research. It publishes articles that discuss teaching English as a second, foreign, or additional language to learners of all ages, in any setting. TESOL Journal invites manuscripts on a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to, current TESOL methodology, curriculum materials and design, teacher development, literacy, bilingual education, and classroom inquiry and research.

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TESOL Quarterly is a professional, refereed journal. It publishes articles on topics of significance to individuals concerned with the teaching of English as a second or foreign language and of standard English as a second dialect. Topics include curriculum design and development; instructional methods, materials, and techniques; issues in research and research methodology; testing and evaluation; professional preparation; language planning; and professional standards.

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Online Journals

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Asian EFL Journal is a refereed online journal for teaching and learning English as a foreign language. This on-line journal examines issues within the Asian EFL linguistic scene, and considers how traditional educational Approaches are integrated with or contrasted against what is arguably a very specialized and relatively new field of study. http://www.asian-efl-journal.com/

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English Teaching Forum is a practical refereed quarterly journal published by the U.S. Department of State for teachers of English as a foreign or second language. This journal publishes articles from English teachers, teacher trainers, and program administrators on a wide variety of topics in second/foreign language education, including principles and methods of language teaching; activities and techniques for teaching the language skills; classroom-based studies and action research; needs analysis, curriculum and syllabus design; assessment, testing, and evaluation; teacher training and development; materials writing; and English for Specific Purposes. http://exchanges.state.gov/forum/

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Language Learning & Technology is a refereed online journal with an editorial board of scholars in the fields of second language acquisition and computer-assisted language learning. The focus of this publication is not technology per se, but rather issues related to language learning and language teaching, and how they are affected or enhanced by the use of technologies. It is currently publishes three times per year (January, May, September). http://llt.msu.edu

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TESL-EJ is a refereed electronic journal, published four times a year. It has grown to become an internationally-recognized source of ESL and EFL information.  TESL-EJ publishes original articles in the research and practice of English as a second or foreign language, including studies in ESL/EFL pedagogy, second language acquisition, language assessment, applied socio- and psycholinguistics, and other related areas. http://www-writing.berkeley.edu/tesl-ej/index.html

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Teaching English with Technology is a quarterly refereed electronic journal published by IATEFL Poland Computer Special Interest Group. This journal deals mainly with issues of using computers, the Internet, computer software in teaching and learning languages. http://www.iatefl.org.pl/call/callnl.htm

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The Internet TESL Journal is a monthly web journal which includes articles and research papers, teaching techniques, and web-based lessons and projects in teaching and learning English as a second language. http://iteslj.org/

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ELT Newsletter publishes a new article every week on English language teaching. It covers a wide variety of topics - young learners, adults, general English, business English, exam classes, modern concepts and ideas such as Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Multiple Intelligences, and more. It also provides ELT discussion forum for English teachers to share and exchange their thoughts. http://www.eltnewsletter.com/

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ESL Magazine is the bi-monthly, color, print magazine serving English language educators and other professionals. ESL Magazines combines practical, informative articles by recognized leaders in the field, information about the latest ESL/EFL products and services. It provides latest news, trends, methods, products and services that matter to ESL/EFL professionals. http://www.eslmag.com/

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TEFL NET Magazine provides latest news, articles, book reviews, lesson plans, resources and job listings for ESL/EFL teachers and schools worldwide. http://www.tefl.net/magazine/index.htm

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