Australian Review of Applied Linguistics

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ORCID logoPeter Crosthwaite | University of Queensland | araleditor at
Associate Editors
ORCID logoValeria Sinkeviciute | University of Queensland
ORCID logoMartin Schweinberger | University of Queensland
Review Editor
Hao Tran | University of Queensland
Copy Editors
ORCID logoAngela Cook | University of Queensland
Kerrilee Lockyer | University of South Australia

The Australian Review of Applied Linguistics (ARAL) is the preeminent journal of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA). ARAL is a peer reviewed journal that promotes scholarly discussion and contemporary understandings of language-related matters with a view to impacting on real-world problems and debates. The journal publishes empirical and theoretical research on language/s in educational, professional, institutional and community settings. ARAL welcomes national and international submissions presenting research related to any of the major sub-disciplines of Applied Linguistics as well as transdisciplinary studies. Areas of particular interest include but are not limited to:

• Analysis of discourse and interaction
• Bi/multilingualism and bi/multilingual education
• Community and heritage language education
• Corpus linguistics
• Indigenous languages (inc. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages) in Education
• Language assessment and testing
• Language and technology
• Language, culture and identity
• Language planning and policy
• Language teaching, incl specific languages and TESOL
• Pragmatics and intercultural communication
• Psycholinguistics
• Research design and methodology
• (Second) language acquisition and learning
• Sociolinguistics
• Translating and interpreting

There are three issues of ARAL per year including a special issue focusing on critical aspects and developments in the field.

ARAL publishes its articles Online First.

John Benjamins Publishing Company is the official publisher of the journal, as of Volume 39 (2016).

Additionally, thematic issues have appeared in Australian Review of Applied Linguistics. Series S .
ISSN: 0155-0640 | E-ISSN: 1833-7139
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Latest articles

11 March 2024

  • Editorial
    ARAL 47:1 (2024) pp. 1–3
  • 5 March 2024

  • Filipino non-native English-speaking teachers and the contradictions in their own backyard
    Simon Perry
  • 4 March 2024

  • The transmission of Spanish as a heritage language in Australia : A preliminary retrospective overview of individual maintenance factors in adult speakers
    Milena Adriana Hernández Gallego Anna Doquin de Saint-Preux
  • Implementing feedback literacy practices through self-assessment and peer feedback : A language socialization perspective
    Behnam Soltani Lawrence Jun Zhang
  • 29 January 2024

  • Kristin Vold Lexander Jannis Androutsopoulos . 2023. Multilingual families in a digital age: Mediational repertoires and transnational practices
    Reviewed by Yuxuan Mu
  • 15 January 2024

  • Nicola Halenko Jiayi Wang (Eds.). 2022. Pragmatics in English language learning
    Reviewed by Mila Ida Nurhidayah , Widya Nur Faradina , Rinta Aryani , Destiyana Hardianto Hitimala
  • 21 December 2023

  • Experiences of supporting adults with literacy gaps : A narrative inquiry
    Sebastian J. Blake
  • 14 December 2023

  • Teaching culture in a competitive market : The introduction of VCE Chinese Language, Culture, and Society
    Jonathan Benney , Philip Wing Keung Chan Maria Gindidis
  • 8 December 2023

  • First and second language speakers’ sensitivity to the distributional properties of wh-clauses : Effects of proficiency, acquisitional context, and language experience
    Ivana Domazetoska Helen Zhao
  • 23 October 2023

  • Evaluating stakeholders in information for parents of children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing
    Emily Kecman John S. Knox
  • 22 September 2023

  • Editorial
    ARAL 46:3 (2023) pp. 289–292
  • 21 September 2023

  • Rethinking self, presence, and participation in online teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic : A narrative study in higher education
    Fiona O’Neill Timothy James McGrath
  • 14 September 2023

  • Language learning for language minority students in a globalized world
    Mark Feng Teng Fan Fang | ARAL 46:2 (2023) pp. 131–139
  • 27 July 2023

  • Applied semantics and climate communication
    Helen Bromhead Cliff Goddard
  • 20 July 2023

  • A socio-psychological analysis of goal-setting when deciding to learn a second language : The Australian experience
    Giuseppe D’Orazzi
  • 17 July 2023

  • Reflections on language learning and social practice for language minority students
    Anthony J. Liddicoat | ARAL 46:2 (2023) pp. 279–288
  • 4 July 2023

  • Second language listening pedagogy : An examination of classroom practices in an EFL context
    Morteza Bagheri Martin East
  • “I want my children to become global citizens” : The role of a heritage language in appreciation of citizenship status in young Korean Australian children and their parents
    Sun Jung Joo , Alice Chik Emilia Djonov | ARAL 46:2 (2023) pp. 164–185
  • 8 June 2023

  • Receptive vocabulary size estimates for general and academic vocabulary at a multi-campus Australian university
    Clarence Green , Melania Pantelich , Michael Barrow , Daya Weerasinghe Rachel Daniel
  • 6 June 2023

  • Flourishing in Spanish : A pilot implementation of a wellbeing-supportive approach to L2 teaching and learning
    Antonella Strambi , Anna Gadd , Ann Luzeckyj , Antonia Rubino Javier Díaz Martínez
  • 2 June 2023

  • A transnational multilingual language learning journey : Examining language investment and the intersectionality of multiple identities
    Marisol Massó Peter De Costa | ARAL 46:2 (2023) pp. 140–163
  • 25 May 2023

  • Social networking and cultural identity among language minority learners of Portuguese during study abroad
    Lili Han , Manlin Lin Zhisheng (Edward) Wen | ARAL 46:2 (2023) pp. 207–232
  • 23 May 2023

  • Identifying a pedagogical genre of literature review
    Nur Afifi | ARAL 46:3 (2023) pp. 339–372
  • The role of spoken vocabulary knowledge in language minority students’ incidental vocabulary learning from captioned television
    Mark Feng Teng Atsushi Mizumoto | ARAL 46:2 (2023) pp. 253–278
  • 22 May 2023

  • Hanna Irving Torsh . 2020. Linguistic intermarriage in Australia: Between pride and shame
    Reviewed by Soyeon Kim
  • 30 March 2023

  • Editorial
    ARAL 46:1 (2023) pp. 1–3
  • 27 March 2023

  • Integrating Indigenous epistemologies into mainstream foreign language teaching : Teacher interpretations of government policy
    Danping Wang | ARAL 46:2 (2023) pp. 186–206
  • 17 February 2023

  • Exploring the complexity of linguistic minority students’ use of and attitudes toward everyday translanguaging practices
    Fan Fang Yating Huang | ARAL 46:2 (2023) pp. 233–252
  • 8 December 2022

  • V. Werner F. Tegge (Eds.). 2020. Pop culture in language education: Theory, research, practice
    Reviewed by Anastasia Rothoni | ARAL 47:1 (2024) pp. 123–126
  • 17 November 2022

  • Emotions of Japanese language learners in and out of class
    Reiko Yoshida
  • 10 November 2022

  • Margaret R. Hawkins (Ed.). 2021. Transmodal communications: Transpositioning semiotics and relations
    Reviewed by Keyun Wu Fan Fang
  • 3 November 2022

  • Intimacy in online classrooms : Linguaplay, personal testimonies, and contrived chaotic material ecologies
    Toni Dobinson | ARAL 47:1 (2024) p. 78
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    Editorial Board
    ORCID logoAmanda Baker | University of Wollongong
    Tatiana Bogachenko | Curtin University
    Gary Bonar | Monash University
    ORCID logoJulian Chen | Curtin University
    Samantha Disbray | University of Queensland
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    Jindan Ni | RMIT University
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    Rhonda Oliver | Curtin University
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    Andrew Pollard | Charles Darwin University
    Hanna Torsh | Macquarie University
    ORCID logoIan Walkinshaw | Griffith University
    Ping Yang | Western Sydney University
    ORCID logoXiaofang Yao | Federation University Australia
    ORCID logoLawrence Jun Zhang | University of Auckland
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    Görlach, M. (2003). English words abroad. John Benjamins.
    Spear, N. E., & Miller, R. R. (Eds.). (1981). Information processing in animals: Memory mechanisms. Lawrence Erlbaum.

    Article (in book):

    Adams, C. A., & Dickinson, A. (1981). Actions and habits: Variation in associative representation during instrumental learning. In N. E. Spear & R. R. Miller (Eds.), Information processing in animals: Memory mechanisms (pp. 143-186). Erlbaum.

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    Claes, J., & Ortiz López, L. A. (2011). Restricciones pragmáticas y sociales en la expresión de futuridad en el español de Puerto Rico [Pragmatic and social restrictions in the expression of the future in Puerto Rican Spanish]. Spanish in Context, 8, 50–72.
    Rayson, P., Leech, G. N., & Hodges, M. (1997). Social differentiation in the use of English vocabulary: Some analyses of the conversational component of the British National Corpus. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 2(1), 120–132.

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    Translation & Interpreting Studies

    Translation Studies

    Main BIC Subject

    CF: Linguistics

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General