Journal editorships

Our staff members serve as editors and editorial board members of thriving and influential academic journals. Our department takes pride in having close and fruitful relationships with publishers of cutting-edge research articles in a variety of sub-fields of linguistics. Below is an overview of some of them.

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Annual Review of Applied Linguistics

Alison Mackey is editor-in-chief of the Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, a peer-reviewed academic journal established in 1977 and published annually by Cambridge University Press. ARAL is the official journal of the American Association for Applied Linguistics

The Annual Review of Applied Linguistics publishes research on key topics in the broad field of applied linguistics. Each issue is thematic, providing a variety of perspectives on the topic through research summaries, critical overviews, position papers and empirical studies. ARAL provides cutting-edge and timely articles on a wide number of areas, including language learning and pedagogy, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, language policy and planning, language assessment, and research design and methodology, to name just a few. In 2017, ARAL ranked 12th out of 180 Linguistics journals.

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Tony McEnery is the general editor and Paul Baker the commissioning editor of Corpora, an international, peer-reviewed journal of corpus linguistics established in 2006 and published twice a year by the Edinburgh University Press.

The journal focuses on the many and varied uses of corpora both in linguistics and beyond. The journal accepts articles presenting research findings based on the exploitation of corpora as well as accounts of corpus building, corpus tool construction and corpus annotation schemes.  The editorial board of Corpora also includes other members of our staff: Andrew Hardie, Andrew Wilson, and Geoffrey Leech.

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Discourse, Context & Media

Greg Myers edits the Elsevier journal Discourse, Context & Media, a new international journal dedicated to exploring the full range of contemporary discourse work.

This journal provides an innovative forum to present research that addresses all forms of discourse theory, data and methods - from detailed linguistic or interactional analyses to wider studies of representation, knowledge and ideology. The journal seeks to explore the challenges and opportunities provided to discourse scholars by digital media. Such media provide opportunities for new forms of data to be analysed, allow rethinking of existing theories and encourage the development of new models of interaction.

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Journal of Early Childhood Literacy

Julia Gillen is co-editor of the Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, a fully peer-reviewed international quarterly journal published by Sage.

Since its foundation in 2001, JECL has rapidly become a distinctive, leading voice in research in early childhood literacy, with a multinational range of contributors and readership. The main emphasis in the journal is on papers researching issues related to the nature, function and use of literacy in early childhood.

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Journal of Language and Politics

Journal of Language and Politics

Ruth Wodak edits of the Journal of Language and Politics, a peer-reviewed journal published since 2002 by John Benjamins. Christopher Hart is book reviews editor.

JLP represents a forum for analysing and discussing the various dimensions in the interplay of language and politics. Its articles bring together sociological concepts, political theories, and historical analysis and focus on different dimensions (pragmatics, semantics, social cognition, semiotics) of political discourse. Since political discourses overlap with other discourses, e.g. economic and scientific discourses, perspectives of interdiscursivity and intertextuality are considered to be important. Articles based on ethnographic studies are particularly welcome.

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Language Learning

Judit Kormos is the editor of special thematic issues and an associate journal editor of Language Learning.

Language Learning is a scientific journal dedicated to the understanding of language learning broadly defined. It publishes research articles that systematically apply methods of inquiry from disciplines including psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, educational inquiry, neuroscience, ethnography, sociolinguistics, sociology, and anthropology. It is concerned with fundamental theoretical issues in language learning such as child, second, and foreign language acquisition, language education, bilingualism, literacy, language representation in mind and brain, culture, cognition, pragmatics, and intergroup relations.

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Language Testing

Luke Harding is co-editor of Language Testing, an international peer reviewed journal that publishes original research on language testing and assessment.

Since 1984 it has featured high impact papers covering theoretical issues, empirical studies, and reviews. The journal's wide scope encompasses first and second language testing and assessment of English and other languages, and the use of tests and assessments as research and evaluation tools. Many articles also contribute to methodological innovation and the practical improvement of testing and assessment internationally. In addition, the journal publishes submissions that deal with policy issues, including the use of language tests and assessments for high stakes decision making in fields as diverse as education, employment and international mobility.

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