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Journal Title: Annual Review of Applied Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   31/1
Table of Contents: Teaching Adult Second Language Learners Who Are Emergent Readers
by Martha Bigelow, Patsy Vinogradov
pp 120-136

Teaching American Sign Language to Hearing Adult Learners
by David Quinto-Pozos
pp 137-158

Research in Language-Literature Instruction: Meeting the Call for Change?
by Kate Paesani
pp 161-181

Content-and-Language Integrated Learning: From Practice to Principles?
by Christiane Dalton-Puffer
pp 182-204

Current Trends in Online Language Learning
by Robert J. Blake
pp 19-35

Corpus Research Applications in Second Language Teaching
by Ute Römer
pp 205-225

Teaching Multimodal and Digital Literacy in L2 Settings: New Literacies, New Basics, New Pedagogies
by Heather Lotherington, Jennifer Jenson
pp 226-246

Best Practices in Teaching Logographic and Non-Roman Writing Systems to L2 Learners
by Michael Everson
pp 249-274

Collaborative Writing in L2 Contexts: Processes, Outcomes, and Future Directions
by Neomy Storch
pp 275-288

Teaching Pragmatics: Trends and Issues
by Naoko Taguchi
pp 289-310

Teaching Academic Language in L2 Secondary Settings
by Mary J. Schleppegrell, Catherine L. O'Hallaron
pp 3-18

The Implementation of Communicative and Task-Based Language Teaching in the Asia-Pacific Region
by Yuko Goto Butler
pp 36-57

Enhancing Language Learning in Study Abroad
by Celeste Kinginger
pp 58-73

Teaching Second Languages for the Workplace
by Jonathan Newton, Ewa Kusmierczyk
pp 74-92

All Shades of Every Color: An Overview of Early Teaching and Learning of Foreign Languages
by Marianne Nikolov, Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović
pp 95-119

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
American Sign Language
Chinese, Mandarin
LL Issue: 22.3550