|Title:||Annual Review of Language Acquisition (ARLA)|
|Description:||The Annual Review is devoted to research in the domain of first language acquisition, i.e., the process of acquiring command of a first language, and studies in which first language acquisition is compared to second language acquistion, as well as studies on language acquisition under abnormal conditions. It focuses on research which has been reported in recently defended Ph.D. theses. The major share of contributions to the yearbook consist of 10.000 word (approximately) excerpts from, or edited summaries of, dissertations addressing issues in first language acquisition, including bilingual first language acquisition. These papers should be written by the original author of the dissertation, conform to the format of a journal article, and thus be comprehensible without reference to the source text. The Annual Review publishes reports of original research pertaining to various approaches to first language and bilingual first language acquisition, be it experimental, observational, computational, clinical or theoretical, provided that the work is of high quality. The Annual Review also welcomes studies in which first language acquisition is compared to second language acquisition, as well as studies on language acquisition under abnormal conditions. In all of the areas covered, the Annual Review of Language Acquisition is dedicated to creative and groundbreaking research.
In addition to these research reports, each issue of the Annual Review will contain one critical review of the state-of-the-art in a subdomain of first language acquisition research. This paper will be commissioned by the editors.