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6. Larissa Aronin and Britta Hufeisen (eds)
The Exploration of Multilingualism: Development of research on L3, multilingualism and multiple language acquisition

5. John Gibbons and M. Teresa Turell (eds)
Dimensions of Forensic Linguistics

4. Inmaculada Fortanet-Gõmez and Christine Räisänen (eds)
ESP in European Higher Education: Integrating language and content

3. Sally Magnan (ed)
Mediating Discourse Online

2. Mike Baynham and Martin Prinsloo (eds)
Literacies - Global and Local

1. Terry Lamb and Hayo Reinders (eds)

Learner and Teacher Autonomy: Concepts, realities and response

Editorial Board

  • Anne Burns (Aston University, Birmingham and University of South Wales, Sydney, Australia)
  • Hannele Dufva (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
  • Folkert Kuiken (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Susan Gass (Michigan State University, USA)
  • Susanne Niemeier (University Koblenz-Landau, Germany)