Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition

Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition is an academic research-oriented journal devoted to the theoretical issues concerning language acquisition processes and their practical classroom implications. It also focuses on the effects of research on language acquisition on language instruction in different educational settings. Additionally, the journal sets out to address the issues of natural conditions for language development in both bilingual and multilingual contexts. Studying language acquisition and learning requires a multidisciplinary approach, as it embraces both linguistic and psychological dimensions of these processes. We believe that this multidisciplinary perspective calls for a variety of research methods to be employed from quantitative to qualitative and mixed instruments.  Thus, we are open to submissions based on solid theoretical knowledge, rigorous methodology but also innovation and creativity in researching new areas of second language acquisition and foreign language learning by means of new methods. We are interested in publishing reports on large scale empirical investigations, as well as case studies of individual bilingual and multilingual language users, foreign language learners and teachers.

The TAPSLA Editorial Board
Janusz Arabski (University of Silesia, Katowice/ Vistula University, Warsaw)
Larissa Aronin (Oranim College of Higher Education/ Trinity College, Dublin)
Jasone Cenoz Iraqui (University of the Basque Country, Donostia – San Sebastian)
Halina Chodkiewicz (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin)
Gessica de Angelis (Trinity College, Dublin)
Anna Ewert (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań)
Tammy Gregersen (University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls)
Ulrike Jessner Schmid (University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck)
Hanna Komorowska (University of Social Sciences and Humanities/ University of Warsaw)
Jolanta Latkowska (University of Silesia, Katowice)
Peter MacIntyre (Cape Breton University, Sydney)
Anna Niżegorodcew (Jagiellonian University, Cracow)
Aneta Pavlenko (Temple University, Philadelphia)
Miroslaw Pawlak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz/ State School of Higher Professional
Education, Konin)
Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel (University of Opole, Opole)
Andrzej Porzuczek (University of Silesia, Katowice)
David Singleton (Trinity College, Dublin/ University of Pannonia, Veszprem)
Eva Vetter (University of Vienna, Vienna)
Ewa Waniek-Klimczak (University of Łódź, Łódź)
Maria Wysocka (University of Silesia, Katowice)

The TAPSLA Peer-Referees
2015
Prof. Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel, University of Opole, Poland
Prof. Ewa Waniek-Klimczak, University of Łodź, Poland

2016
Prof. Anna Niżegorodcew, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland
Prof. Anna Ewert, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
Prof. Andrzej Łyda, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Prof. Konrad Szcześniak, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Prof. Sarah Mercer, University of Graz, Austria
Prof. Tammy Gregersen, University of Northern Iowa, USA
Prof. Jasone Cenoz, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Prof. Jorge Pinto, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Prof. Agnieszka Otwinowska-Kasztelanic, University of Warsaw, Poland
Dr. Grażyna Kiliańska-Przybyło, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Prof. Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel, University of Opole, Poland
Prof. Jolanta Latkowska, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Prof. Simone Pfenninger, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Prof. Liliana Piasecka, University of Opole, Poland

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