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Title: Language, Interaction and Acquisition
Publisher: John Benjamins
 
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URL: http://benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/lia
Description: Language, Interaction and Acquisition Langage, Interaction et Acquisition Editor-in-Chief Maya Hickmann, CNRS - Université Paris 8 Editors Marianne Gullberg, Lund University Daniel Véronique, Université de Provence Co-editors Dominique Bassano, Centre CNRS UPS-Pouchet Sandra Benazzo, Université Lille 3 Marion Blondel, CNRS - Université Paris 8 ISSN: 1879-7865 E-ISSN: 1879-7873 LIA is a bilingual English-French journal that publishes original theoretical and empirical research of high scientific quality at the forefront of current debates concerning language acquisition. It covers all facets of language acquisition among different types of learners and in diverse learning situations, with particular attention to oral speech and/or to signed languages. Topics include the acquisition of one or more foreign languages, of one or more first languages, and of sign languages, as well as learners’ use of gestures during speech; the relationship between language and cognition during acquisition; bilingualism and situations of linguistic contact – for example pidginisation and creolisation. The bilingual nature of LIA aims at reaching readership in a wide international community, while simultaneously continuing to attract intellectual and linguistic resources stemming from multiple scientific traditions in Europe, thereby remaining faithful to its original French anchoring. LIA is the direct descendant of the French-speaking journal AILE. <lia@sfl.cnrs.fr>
ISSN: 1879-7865
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Cognitive Science
Language Acquisition

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