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Aims

Applied Linguistics publishes research into language with relevance to real-world problems.
The journal is keen to help make connections between fields, theories, research methods, and scholarly discourses, and welcomes contributions which critically reflect on current practices in applied linguistic research. It promotes scholarly and scientific discussion of issues that unite or divide scholars in applied linguistics. It is less interested in the ad hoc solution of particular problems and more interested in the handling of problems in a principled way by reference to theoretical studies.

Applied linguistics is viewed not only as the relation between theory and practice, but also as the study of language and language-related problems in specific situations in which people use and learn languages. Within this framework the journal welcomes contributions in such areas of current enquiry as: bilingualism and multilingualism; computer-mediated communication; conversation analysis; corpus linguistics; critical discourse analysis; deaf linguistics; discourse analysis and pragmatics; first and additional language learning, teaching, and use; forensic linguistics; language assessment; language planning and policies; language for special purposes; lexicography; literacies; multimodal communication; rhetoric and stylistics; and translation. The journal welcomes both reports of original research and conceptual articles.
The Journal’s Forum section is intended to enhance debate between authors and the
wider community of applied linguists (see Editorial in 22/1) and affords a quicker
turnaround time for short pieces. Forum pieces are typically responses to a published article, a shorter research note or report, or a commentary on research issues or professional practices. The Journal also contains a Reviews section.

Abstracting and Indexing Services

IMPACT FACTOR AND RANKING


YearImpact FactorSsi: Linguistics
20121.50016 out of 160
20111.8858 out of 161
20101.34024 out of 141
20091.46917 out of 92
20082.2175 out of 68
20071.17817 out of 55
20061.05018 out of 47

This information is taken from the Journal Citation Reports, published annually as part of the Science Citation Index by ISI.

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