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Journal Title: Language Teaching
Volume/Issue:   45/4
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: English for Business Communication
by Vijay K. Bhatia, Stephen Bremner
pp 410-445

Written corrective feedback in second language acquisition and writing studies
by Dana R Ferris
pp 446-459

Our statistical intuitions may be misleading us: Why we need robust statistics
by Jenifer Larson-Hall
pp 460-474

Raising teachers' awareness of corpora
by Ana Frankenberg-Garcia
pp 475-489

Review of recent applied linguistics research in Finland and Sweden, with specific reference to foreign language learning and teaching
by Hakan Ringbom
pp 490-514

National Standards: Research into practice
by Eileen W. Glisan
pp 515-526

Symposium: The contexualization of teaching and learning English as an international language
by Yuan-Shan Chen
pp 527-530

Symposium: (Dis)ordered processes of globalization: Policing and voicing language identities
by Gao Yihong, Jan Blommaert, Sjaak Kroon
pp 530-532

Symposium: Dynamic systems/Complexity theory as a new approach to second language development
by Marjolijn H. Verspoor
pp 533-534

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Language Acquisition
Discipline of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
 
LL Issue: 23.3958