Where is Applied Linguistics headed? Cambridge Journal editors weigh in

In advance of the upcoming AAAL Annual Meeting in Chicago, we asked editors of Cambridge applied linguistics journals for their thoughts on the state of the field.
Where is applied linguistics headed? Are there new approaches, methods or priorities that you think will have real impact on research and related practice in coming years?

Martha Crago, editor of Applied Psycholinguistics: “In the next year’s two major developments, one technological and one social, will have a striking impact on applied linguistics: 1)The disruptive technology of machine learning (artificial intelligence) is based on the early work on neural networks in neuropsychology as well as on reinforcement learning that was once considered a learning mechanism for language acquisition. These new technological developments are likely to circle back . . . → Read More: Where is Applied Linguistics headed? Cambridge Journal editors weigh in

The influence of German on the English language

'Pils' is one German word that has become a part of the English lexicon

There are a multitude of studies on the influence of English on the German lexicon, but very little of German on English. Julia Schultz’s article explores a sample of those German borrowings. . . . → Read More: The influence of German on the English language

Special sociolinguistic language shift edition of English Today – free article access

The September 2010 issue of English Today was a special edition, guest edited by Renee Blake. This issue focuses on English amongst recent migrants to the USA and Canada – and two articles have been made available until the 31st of December 2010 as a taster sample. . . . → Read More: Special sociolinguistic language shift edition of English Today – free article access

Special Edition ‘Prescriptivism’ Issue of English Today – extended free access until 1st Dec 2010

A summary introduction to the fantastic special edition issue of English Today on prescriptivism – with links to 4 articles that can be accessed free of charge, for a limited time. . . . → Read More: Special Edition ‘Prescriptivism’ Issue of English Today – extended free access until 1st Dec 2010