ISSN (printed): 0023-8333. ISSN (electronic): 1467-9922.
Language Learning - A Journal of Research in Language Studies 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 semiotics. 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. Since 1994 subscription includes an annual supplement - a volume from the Best of Language Learning Series or the Language Learning Monograph Series . Rob Schoonen Jan Hulstijn and Bart Bossers have been selected as the 2000 winners of the prestigious ACTFL-MLJ Pimsleur Award for their paper " Metacognitive and Language-Specific Knowledge in Native and Foreign Language Reading Comprehension: An Empirical Study Among Dutch Students in Grades 6 8 and 10 " Language Learning 48 1: 71-106 . The Award Committee rated this article the best research article on foreign language education to appear in the years 1998-1999. J. Purpura has been selected by The International Language Testing Association for its award for "the best article on language testing in 1997" for his paper " An analysis of the Relationships Between Test Takers' Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategy Use and Second Language Test Performance " Language Learning 47 2 289-325. The Language Learning Visiting Research Assistant Professorship . In 1985 Language Learning in a matching arrangement with the College of Literature Science and the Arts of the University of Michigan endowed a Language Visiting Research Assistant Professorship in Linguistics at the University of Michigan. The current incumbent is Dr. Stefan Frisch. His research concerns the representation organization and processing of phonological words in the mental lexicon. The Language Learning Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence Program . This program is designed to enable university departments worldwide representing the broadly defined area of applied linguistics to host a distinguished scholar of their choosing for a week on their campus. Several fellowships are awarded annually. The incumbent for 2000-2001 is Professor Robert W. Seliger Professor of the City University of New York at Bilkent University Ankara Turkey. The Language Learning Small Grants Research Program provides research support of up to $10 000 in direct cost only or new research projects relevant to the field of the language sciences. No overhead or indirect costs by the applicant's institution can be approved. Applications may be submitted by any academic institution worldwide such as a university or college. Applications are evaluated for scientific and technical merit by an appropriate peer review group. Funding decisions are based on scientific merit and availability of funds. Recipients of awards for 2000-2001 are Dr. Zohar Eviatar of the University of Haifa Israel Prof. Tatiana Shabanova of the Bashkir State Pedagogical University Ufa Russia and Ms. Inge-Marie Eigsti of the University of Rochester Rochester N.Y.
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