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Dear Colleagues,

At the end of the 2017 AILA World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Claire Kramsch handed the baton of the AILA presidency over to me. I am happy to take up this baton – and very honored to do so. There are three reasons for me to feel this way: First, it is the baton of AILA, a unique organization in the academic landscape; second, it is a hand-over from a proven team to a promising one; and third, exciting challenges are awaiting us. Please let me briefly elaborate on these three points, as an invitation to the next three years of AILA collaboration.



Register Studies, a new journal from John Benjamins, is now accepting submissions. Register Studies is highly interdisciplinary, welcoming scholarship on register from areas such as corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, Systemic Functional Linguistics, language teaching, and computational linguistics. Research on English-language registers, analyses of registers in languages other than English, and cross-linguistic comparisons of registers are welcome.

Register Studies regularly publishes reviews of books, corpora, and research tools focused on register research. All contributions undergo double-blind peer review. We welcome the submission of manuscripts from any of the aforementioned areas.

The first issue of Register Studies is scheduled for publication in Spring 2019. For more information about this journal, including Editorial Board, manuscript submission guidelines, and subscription, please visit the website at:

General Editors

Jesse Egbert, Northern Arizona University

Bethany Gray, Iowa State University

Consulting Editor

Douglas Biber, Northern Arizona University



Instructed Second Language Acquisition is a peer-reviewed journal that, twice a year, publishes research with a number of implications for language instruction.


To view the table of contents and to subscribe please visit the journal home page:


The Applied Linguistics Association of Korea (ALAK) cordially invites you to the 2017 ALAK International Conference, “Broadening the Scope of Language Learning and Teaching”,  to be held on September 9 at Seoul National University of Education. This year's conference presents 9 invited and 77 concurrent talks, and 18 poster presentations.

Plenary Speakers:   

Dr. Ronald P. Leow, Georgetown University

Language learning in the L2 classroom: How implicit or how explicit should it be? Theoretical, empirical, and curricular/pedagogical issues  

Dr. Ana Lado, Marymount University

What makes a literature-based English program not only effective but also more efficient?  

Dr. Yo-An Lee, Sogang University

Tracing longitudinal development of connected discourse: The case for Korean speakers of English    

Featured Speakers:

Jaruda Rajani Na Ayuthaya, Kasetsart University, Thailand

Lindsay Herron, Gwangju National University of Education, Korea

Chiaki Iwai, Hiroshima City University, Japan

Larissa V. Koulchitskaya, Far Eastern Federal University, Russia

Boyoung Lee, Ewha Womans University, Korea

Pragasit Sitthitikul, Thammasat University, Thailand

Swandi Swandi, University of PGRI Semarang, Indonesia    


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