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Journal Title: Language Teaching
Volume/Issue:   43/4
Table of Contents: Language teacher research engagement
by Simon Borg
pp 391-429

Problems portraying migrants in Applied Linguistics research
by David Block
pp 480-493

Are ‘diversity management’ and monolingualism compatible? About learning and using foreign languages in a context of globalisation
by Georges Lüdi
pp 494-495

Review of doctoral research in second language acquisition in Wales (2003–2008)
by Tess Fitzpatrick
pp 496-521

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
 
LL Issue: 21.3463