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Elsevier at AAAL
Elsevier is pleased to sponsor the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) conference 2015

Congratulations to Paul Deane, winner of the 2013 ILTA Best Article Award for his Assessing Writing article

We are pleased to welcome to the following new Editors to our linguistics journals:
Discourse, Context & Media: Dr. Ruth Page
Linguistics & Education: Dr. David Poveda
Journal of Pragmatics: Professor Michael Haugh

Articles from Ampersand are now available to read online on ScienceDirect

Special Issues

Polysemy: Current Perspectives and Approaches
Lingua, Volume 157, pages 1-172 (Publication: April 2015)
Edited by Ingrid L. Falkum, Agustin Vicente

Epistemics and Deontics in Conversational Directives
Journal of Pragmatics, Volume 78, pages 1-112 (Publication: March 2015)
Edited by Jan Svennevig, Melisa Stevanovic

Recent developments in Communication Accommodation Theory: Innovative contexts and applications
Language & Communication, Volume 41, pages 1-100 (Publication: March 2015)
Edited by Howard Giles, Jessica Gasiorek, Jordan Soliz

Reference and referentiality in native and learner grammars
Lingua, Volume 155, pages 1-154 (Publication: February 2015)
Edited by Elma Blom, Jeannette Schaeffer, Ianthi Maria Tsimpli

The Impact of Stylistic Diversity on Phonetic and Phonological Evidence and Modeling
Journal of Phonetics, Volume 48, pages 1-106 (Publication: January 2015)
Edited by Petra Wagner, Jurgen Trouvain, Frank Zimmerer


Top Cited Articles from Scopus

Very early parameter setting and the unique checking constraint: A new explanation of the optional infinitive stage
Author(s):Wexler, K.
Publication year: 1998
Journal / Book title: Lingua

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The position of subjects
Author(s):Koopman, H. | Sportiche, D.
Publication year: 1991
Journal / Book title: Lingua

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Linguistic form and relevance
Author(s):Wilson, D. | Sperber, D.
Publication year: 1993
Journal / Book title: Lingua

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