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Discover Routledge Language Learning Journals

Our highest impact articles—free to access via this page

To celebrate the annual AAAL and AERA conferences, we’ve collated our 17 articles from across our portfolio of language learning journals. These articles have been chosen to highlight high impact papers of the journals and the breadth of the research in language learning.

These articles are free to access from this page until January 2021.

Critical Inquiry in Language Studies

The peer-reviewed journal of the International Society for Language Studies, CILS focuses on critical discourse and research in language matters, broadly conceived, that is generated from qualitative, critical pedagogical, and emergent paradigms.
TitleAuthorVolumeIssue
Emotions and activism: English language teachers’ emotion labor as responses to institutional powerSarah Benesch171

Language Acquisition

Language Acquisition aims to be the premier journal in the fields of first and second language acquisition. Research published in the journal addresses the theory of language and its development by considering theoretical, experimental and computational perspectives.
TitleAuthorVolumeIssue
Gender processing in simultaneous and successive bilingual children: Cross-linguistic lexical and syntactic influencesNatalia Lemmerth & Holger Hopp261

Language Assessment Quarterly

Language Assessment Quarterly: An International Journal (LAQ) is dedicated to the advancement of theory, research, and practice in first, second, and foreign language assessment for school, college, and university students; for employment; and for immigration and citizenship.
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An Equal Challenge? Comparing TOEFL iBT™ Speaking Tasks with Academic Speaking TasksAnnie Brown & Ana Maria Ducasse162

Journal of Language, Identity & Education

The Journal of Language, Identity, and Education is an international forum for original research on the intersections of language, identity, and education in global and local contexts.
TitleAuthorVolumeIssue
“Los Dos Son Mi Idioma”: Translanguaging, Identity, and Social Relationships among Bilingual YouthLuis E. Poza 182

Language Learning and Development

The Journal of Language, Identity, and Education is an international forum for original research on the intersections of language, identity, and education in global and local contexts.
TitleAuthorVolumeIssue
Phonological Motivation for the Acquisition of Onomatopoeia: An Analysis of Early WordsCatherine E. Laing152

International Multilingual Research Journal

The International Multilingual Research Journal (IMRJ) invites scholarly contributions with strong interdisciplinary perspectives to understand and promote bi/multilingualism, bi/multi-literacy, and linguistic democracy.
TitleAuthorVolumeIssue
Language Policy and Practice in Almost-Bilingual ClassroomsElaine C. Allard, Sarash Apt & Isabel Saks 132

Computer Assisted Language Learning

Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) is an intercontinental and interdisciplinary journal which leads the field in its dedication to all matters associated with the use of computers in language learning (L1 and L2), teaching and testing.
TitleAuthorVolumeIssue
Self-directed language learning in a mobile-assisted, out-of-class context: do students walk the talk?Gustavo García Botero, Frederik Questier & Chang Zhu321-2

International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism is multidisciplinary and focuses on all aspects of bilingualism and bilingual education around the world.
TitleAuthorVolumeIssue
Implementing English-medium instruction (EMI) in China: teachers’ practices and perceptions, and students’ learning motivation and needsLi Jiang, Lawrence Jun Zhang & Stephen May222

Classroom Discourse

Classroom Discourse is an international, peer reviewed journal that provides a forum in which research from language and education disciplines can be combined. The Journal focuses on research that considers discourse and interaction in settings where activity is deliberately organised to promote learning.
TitleAuthorVolumeIssue
Translanguaging by Design in EFL ClassroomsChristian Fallas Escobar103-4

Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching

Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching is an international refereed journal devoted to research into all aspects of innovation in language learning and teaching.
TitleAuthorVolumeIssue
Teaching second language reading comprehension: the effects of classroom materials and reading strategy useFan-Wei Kung131

Language and Education

Language and Education provides a forum for the discussion of recent topics and issues in language and literacy which have an immediate bearing upon thought and practice in education.
TitleAuthorVolumeIssue
Chinese students’ perceptions of English learning affordances and their agency in an English-medium instruction classroom contextAnne Li Jiang & Lawrence Jun Zhang 334

Language, Culture and Curriculum

Language, Culture and Curriculum is a well-established journal that seeks to enhance the understanding of the relations between the three dimensions of its title.
TitleAuthorVolumeIssue
Syrian refugees’ perception of barriers and bridges towards integration into Turkish society Syrian refugees’ perception of barriers and bridges towards integration into Turkish societyEsim Gürsoy & Leyla Deniz Ertaşoğlu322

The Language Learning Journal

The Language Learning Journal (LLJ) provides a forum for scholarly contributions on current aspects of foreign language and teaching.
TitleAuthorVolumeIssue
Explaining motivation in language learning: a framework for evaluation and researchEsim Gürsoy & Leyla Deniz Ertaşoğlu475

Language Awareness

Language Awareness is an international forum for the reporting and critical discussion of language awareness research and practice, and for the building and development of relevant theory.
TitleAuthorVolumeIssue
Written languaging with indirect feedback in writing revision: is feedback always effective?Junya Fukuta Shizuoka, Yu Tamura & Yusaku Kawaguchi 281

Journal of Spanish Language Teaching

The Journal of Spanish Language Teaching is a new peer-reviewed journal that provides an international forum for innovative research, methods, materials and theories on the teaching and learning of Spanish as a foreign language.
TitleAuthorVolumeIssue
The effects of word frequency and typographical enhancement on incidental vocabulary learning in readingClaudia H. Sánchez Gutiérrez, Mercedes Pérez Serrano & Pablo Robles García 61

Bilingual Research Journal

The Journal of Spanish Language Teaching is a new peer-reviewed journal that provides an international forum for innovative research, methods, materials and theories on the teaching and learning of Spanish as a foreign language.
TitleAuthorVolumeIssue
Internal linguistic discrimination: A survey of bilingual teachers’ language attitudes toward their heritage students’ SpanishDiego Román, Alberto Pastor & Deni Basaraba 421

NABE Journal of Research and Practice

The NABE Journal of Research and Practice (NJRP) is a peer-reviewed publication that seeks articles that examine research, pedagogy, policies, theory, and cultural issues that impact bilingual education, teaching, and learning.
TitleAuthorVolumeIssue
“I wonder why they don’t do the two-way”: Disrupting the one-way/two-way dichotomy, re-envisioning the possibilities of dual language bilingual educationKathryn I. Henderson & Deborah K. Palmer 91

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