"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.
This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.
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Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research
The Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research (IJLTR, ISSN: 2322-1291) is published by the English Language Department of Urmia University and intends to make quality research output available for scholars in the field of language education. IJLTR is an academic, scholarly peer-reviewed journal and follows a double blind review policy. The Journal is scheduled for publication semiannually, in January and July, with the first issue to appear in January 2013. The journal team (and in particular the advisory board) is made of internationally renowned scholars in the field of Applied Linguistics and L2 education.
Aims and Scope:
The main focus of the Journal is on research done on language learning and teaching. We are in particular interested in research papers on L2 education (in particular EFL/ESL), in public and private contexts, in natural and classroom settings as well as in a variety of levels including school level, university level, institute level, etc. The Journal welcomes papers on teaching and learning any component of language, including skills and sub-skills, as well as teaching/learning translation, literature, etc. Research on the use of new technologies such as CALL and MALL for teaching/learning languages is also considered appropriate for this Journal.
Although the focus is primarily on research on language education, we will also consider papers in other areas of applied linguistics such as language testing as far as they have clear implications for language teaching/ learning. Reviews of literature are not acceptable for this Journal; however, status papers by experts in the field are called for as long as explicit implications are drawn in favor of language teaching and learning. Reviews of recently published books on language education are also accepted for publication. Contributors are advised to consult the Journal office before doing/sending a book review.
The Journal calls for unpublished original manuscripts to be considered for publication. The papers submitted to the Journal should not have already been published elsewhere except circulated as conference presentations, nor should they be submitted simultaneously to another journal.
Please note that there is an open submission deadline for this call.
More information about the Journal as well as submission guidelines can be found at Journal homepage: www.urmia.ac.ir/ijltr.