Focus and scope

The Journal of Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (JSLAT) is a publication of the University of Arizona Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT). This journal was conceived as a source for scholarly dialogue among SLAT students, SLAT faculty, and the second language research community at large. This journal is an opportunity for doctoral students in the field of second language studies to experience the publishing process as well as an outlet for established second language researchers to present completed research and work in progress.

Papers from a variety of disciplines are welcome

First language studies with relevance to second language acquisition and teaching will also be considered. Submissions are accepted in English as well as other languages (e.g., Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Arabic, Mandarin, Turkish, etc.) if an abstract can be provided in English.

Topics of submissions – which may be empirical studies, pedagogical reports, research in progress, or conceptual/theoretical studies – may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Language pedagogy and program administration (e.g., ESL/EFL and foreign language curriculum development, skills development, testing and evaluation, educational technology, current theoretical approaches to second/foreign language curriculum design, program design, language proficiency assessment, study abroad, and program administration)

Language use (e.g., discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, multimodal communication, semiotics, linguistic anthropology, rhetoric, language policy/language planning, pragmatics, multilingualism, identity, language variation, and sociocultural factors)

Language analysis (e.g., grammar, contrastive linguistics/interlanguage studies, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, computational linguistics, and historical linguistics

Language processes (e.g., psycholinguistics, cognitive studies, language processing, foreign language learning and research, and interlanguage).