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Journal Title: Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   1/1
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. viii, 167 pp.

Table of Contents


Supervernaculars and their dialects
Jan Blommaert

Carnavalesk taalgebruik en de constructie van lokale identiteiten: Een pleidooi voor taalcultuur als onderzoeksveld
Leonie Cornips, Vincent de Rooij en Irene Stengs

Where is Dutch (really) heading?: The classroom consequences of destandardization
Stefan Grondelaers and Roeland van Hout

Tracking referents in discourse
Monique Lamers and Wilbert Spooren

Unity in Super-diversity: European capacity and intercultural inquisitiveness of the Erasmus generation 2.0
Annelies Messelink and Jan D. ten Thije

Foreign language attrition
Monika S. Schmid and Teodora Mehotcheva

Conventionalized ways of saying things (CWOSTs) and L2 development
Hana Smiskova, Marjolijn Verspoor and Wander Lowie

Research notes

Time scales in second language development
Kees de Bot

Raadsels van tweedetaalverwerving
Jan H. Hulstijn

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Gerecenseerd door Chris van Veen
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Dutch
LL Issue: 23.3881