Issues in Applied Linguistics

Created in November of 1989, Issues in Applied Linguistics is a refereed journal managed, edited, and published by the graduate students of the UCLA Department of Applied Linguistics. The journal, which is published twice yearly, has established international distribution and a solid reputation in the field of Applied Linguistics.


IAL's aims to publish outstanding research from students, faculty, and independent researchers in the broad areas ofdiscourse analysis, sociolinguistics, language acquisition, conversation analysis, discourse analysis, language assessment, language education, language use, and research methodology. The editorial staff is particularly interested in publishing new departures and cross-disciplinary endeavors in the field of Applied Linguistics. Current and projected issue information is available on the IAL website


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Issues in Applied Linguistics

UCLA Department of Applied Linguistics

3300 Rolfe Hall, Box 951531

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1531