ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics

Main information
Editor
ORCID logoElke Peters | KU Leuven | itl at kuleuven.be
Associate Editor
Eva Puimège | KU Leuven
Review Editor
ORCID logoKris Buyse | KU Leuven

ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics is a refereed journal devoted to studies in the field of language acquisition in a multilingual society. It is particularly interested in manuscripts reporting on studies that apply a multidisciplinary approach to research on second/foreign language acquisition of any language, mother tongue education, educational linguistics, computer-assisted language learning, classroom-based research, language policy, and language assessment. ITL welcomes manuscripts that critically discuss the pedagogical or policy implications of research results. The journal publishes reports of empirical studies, critical position papers and ground-breaking theoretical articles. Each volume also contains book reviews.


ITL was previously published by Peeters Publishers. John Benjamins Publishing Company is the official publisher as of Volume 165 (2013/2014).

ITL publishes its articles Online First.

ISSN: 0019-0829 | E-ISSN: 1783-1490
DOI logo
https://doi.org/10.1075/itl
Latest articles

5 April 2024

  • PolylexFLE : A MWE database for French L2 language learners
    Amalia Todirascu , Thomas François Marion Cargill
  • 22 March 2024

  • Profiling English sentences based on CEFR levels
    Satoru Uchida , Yuki Arase Tomoyuki Kajiwara
  • 26 February 2024

  • Towards a graded lexical inventory of multi-word combinations : The distribution of collocations across Spanish CEFR levels
    Rocío Cuberos Vicente , Elisa Rosado Villegas Iban Mañas Navarrete
  • Mapping of American English vocabulary by grade levels
    Michael Flor , Steven Holtzman , Paul Deane Isaac Bejar
  • Swedish word family resource : Construction, applicability, strengths and first experiments
    Elena Volodina , Yousuf Ali Mohammed Therese Lindström Tiedemann
  • 12 December 2023

  • The effect of test format on productive recall of derivatives
    Emi Iwaizumi Stuart Webb
  • 29 August 2023

  • Yehia A Mohamed . 2022. Reading the Arab World: A Content-Based Textbook for Intermediate to Advanced Learners of Arabic
    Reviewed by Frida Akmalia , Yunita Laila Zulfa Syihabuddin Syihabuddin
  • 27 July 2023

  • M. Karlsson . 2023. Advanced Students’ Knowledge of Vocabulary in a First and Second Language
    Reviewed by Paul Pauwels
  • 13 July 2023

  • David W Lightfoot . 2020. Born to Parse: How Children Select Their Languages
    Reviewed by Yu Fu
  • 28 June 2023

  • Preface
    Elke Peters | ITL 174:1 (2023) pp. 1–2
  • 8 June 2023

  • Extensive viewing and L2 vocabulary learning : Two studies in EFL classes with children and adolescents
    Ferran Gesa Imma Miralpeix
  • 12 May 2023

  • ‘Easy Language’ for migrants in France : Looking for linguistic criteria
    Emmanuelle Canut , Julia Fuchs , Juliette Delahaie , Magali Husianycia Olivier Torres
  • 25 April 2023

  • Avary Carhill-Poza Naomi Kurata . 2021. Social networks in language learning and language teaching
    Reviewed by Citing Li Zibei Li | ITL 174:2 (2023) pp. 321–325
  • 7 April 2023

  • Young learners’ bilingual status and cognitive development in foreign language aptitude testing
    Maria-del-Mar Suárez Charles W. Stansfield | ITL 174:2 (2023) pp. 291–315
  • 6 April 2023

  • Kris Van den Branden . 2022. How to Teach an Additional Language: To task or not to task?
    Reviewed by Paul Pauwels
  • 6 March 2023

  • Measuring the visual in audio-visual input : The effects of imagery in vocabulary learning through TV viewing
    Geòrgia Pujadas Carmen Muñoz | ITL 174:2 (2023) pp. 263–290
  • 13 December 2022

  • The acquisition of L2 Hungarian grammar rules and the implicit-explicit debate
    Hedwig Gerits Kris Van den Branden | ITL 174:2 (2023) pp. 202–229
  • 22 November 2022

  • The development and preliminary validation of a new measure of self-efficacy : Questionnaire of self-efficacy in learning a foreign language
    Gulsah Kutuk , David W. Putwain , Linda K. Kaye Bethan Garrett | ITL 174:2 (2023) pp. 230–262
  • 14 November 2022

  • Vocabulary size estimates for Lithuanian native speakers : Is it possible to talk about L1 vocabulary size cross-linguistically?
    Laura Vilkaitė-Lozdienė Loreta Vilkienė | ITL 174:2 (2023) pp. 177–201
  • Alessandro Benati . 2022. Key Terms for Language Teachers. A Pocket Guide
    Reviewed by Paul Pauwels | ITL 174:2 (2023) pp. 316–320
  • 25 October 2022

  • 3K-LEx-MC : The creation and validation of a multiple-choice vocabulary placement test for Spanish language learners
    Pablo Robles-García , Glen H. Wallace Claudia Helena Sánchez-Gutiérrez | ITL 174:1 (2023) pp. 135–165
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    Volume 162 (2011) Language for Specific Purposes

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    Volume 156 (2008) Learning and Teaching L2 Writing

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    Board
    Editorial Manager
    ORCID logoDuy Van Vu | East Asia University of Technology, Hanoi
    Editorial Board
    María del Pilar Agustín Llach | Universidad de La Rioja
    Bart Deygers | Ghent University
    ORCID logoThomas François | Université Catholique de Louvain
    ORCID logoHenrik Gyllstad | Lund University
    Claudia Harsch | University of Bremen
    Benjamin Kremmel | Universität Innsbruck
    Kristopher Kyle | University of Oregon
    ORCID logoRosa M. Manchón | Universidad de Murcia
    ORCID logoMaribel Montero Perez | Ghent University
    ORCID logoCarmen Muñoz | University of Barcelona
    ORCID logoJonathan Newton | Victoria University of Wellington
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    Kazuya Saito | University College London
    ORCID logoRob Schoonen | Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
    ORCID logoNatsuko Shintani | Kansai University
    ORCID logoKoen Van Gorp | Michigan State University
    Elke Van Steendam | KU Leuven
    ORCID logoMarjolijn H. Verspoor | Rijksuniversiteit Groningen & University of Pannonia, Hungary
    ORCID logoStuart Webb | University of Western Ontario
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    Instructions for Authors

    1. Submissions should focus on language education in a multilingual society with specific attention to the implications of the research. Manuscripts can report on quantitative as well as qualitative studies.
    2. Submissions should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 7 th edition. Submissions that do not follow the APA style or that do not correspond to the focus of ITL - International Journal of Applied Linguistics will be returned to authors without review.
    3. Contributions must be in English. Spelling should be either American English or British English and should be consistent throughout the paper. If not written by a native speaker, it is advisable to have the paper checked by a native speaker prior to submission.
    4. All articles published in this journal are double-blind peer reviewed.
    5. When authors refer to their own work, the citations should not be blind. However, authors should not identify themselves by using “my” or “our”. They should write “Gyllstad, Vilkaite, and Schmitt (2015) found” and not “In our study (Gyllstad, Vilkaite, & Schmitt, 2015), we found ….
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    Subjects

    Main BIC Subject

    CJ: Language teaching & learning (other than ELT)

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN020000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching