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Impact Factor
5 year Impact Factor
SSI: Linguistics
2 out of 179

John Hellermann
Anna Mauranen

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Applied Linguistics publishes research into language with relevance to real-world problems. The journal is keen to help make connections between fields, theories, research methods, and scholarly discourses …

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Increased Impact Factor

Increased Impact Factor: 3.250

The latest Journal Citation Reports® have recently been released and revealed that Applied Linguistics’ latest Impact Factor has risen significantly from 1.453 to 3.250*. The journal is now ranked 2nd out of 178 journals in the 'Linguistics' category.

*2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports. Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

Highly cited articles

To celebrate this increase we have made a selection of the most cited articles from the journal free to read online including:

Critical Analysis of CLIL: Taking Stock and Looking Forward
by Jasone Cenoz, Fred Genesee, and Durk Gorter

“You Can Stand Under My Umbrella”: Immersion, CLIL and Bilingual Education. A Response to Cenoz, Genesee & Gorter (2013)
by Christiane Dalton-Puffer, Ana Llinares, Francisco Lorenzo, and Tarja Nikula

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Special Issues of Applied Linguistics

Innovation in Research Methods

Edited by Seongsook Choi and Keith Richards

This special issue focuses on emerging features of the methodological landscape of applied linguistics that represent both challenges and opportunities to the field.

It contains seven articles as a Forum on the subject of methodological biases in research on learning without awareness.

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Definitions for Applied Linguistics

Edited by John Hellermann

This special issue examines the definitions and future directions of the field of applied linguistics. It features five shorter articles from noted scholars in the field including:

  • Guy Cook (King's College London)
  • Roger W. Shuy (Georgetown University)
  • Elaine Tarone (University of Minnesota)
  • Claire Kramsch (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Tim Mcnamara (The University of Melbourne)

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Published in collaboration with

British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL)

BAAL is a professional association based in the UK, which provides a forum for people interested in language and applied linguistics.

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International Association for Applied Linguistics (AILA)

AILA (originally founded in 1964 in France) is an international federation of national and regional associations of Applied Linguistics.

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