Conference selection

AAAL 2022

Pittsburgh, PA, March 19-22, 2022

With great regret John Benjamins acquisition editor Kees Vaes won’t be able to attend AAAL in person this year due to the ongoing Covid pandemic. Despite his absence we invite you to browse our new titles on display at the exhibit area. Kees loves to talk to all of you about our books, your work, and potential new projects. Please get in touch with him at kees.vaes at

Check out our selection of top titles for this conference!

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The Art and Architecture of Academic Writing

Patricia Prinz and Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir

This book is a bridge to confident academic writing for advanced non-native English users. It emphasizes depth over breadth through mastery of core writing competencies and strategies which apply to most academic disciplines and genres. Tailored to students in EMI programs, the content was piloted and revised during a... full description
September 2021. x, 299 pp.
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Bilingualism, Executive Function, and Beyond

Questions and insights

Edited by Irina A. Sekerina, Lauren Spradlin and Virginia Valian

The study of bilingualism has charted a dramatically new, important, and exciting course in the 21st century, benefiting from the integration in cognitive science of theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, and cognitive psychology (especially work on the higher-level cognitive processes often called executive... full description
June 2019. viii, 377 pp.
LL&LT 54
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Complex Dynamic Systems Theory and L2 Writing Development

Edited by Gary G. Fogal and Marjolijn H. Verspoor

This volume integrates complex dynamic systems theory (CDST) and L2 writing scholarship through a collection of in-depth studies and commentary across a range of writing constructs, learning contexts, and second and foreign languages. The text is arranged thematically across four topics: (i) perspectives on... full description
June 2020. xvii, 304 pp.
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Cross-theoretical Explorations of Interlocutors and their Individual Differences

Edited by Laura Gurzynski-Weiss

This book examines the role of interlocutors and their individual differences (IDs) in second language (L2) development from four theoretical lenses: the cognitive-interactionist approach, sociocultural theory, the variationist approach, and complex dynamic systems theory. A theoretical overview to each approach is... full description
January 2020. xii, 270 pp.
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Ethnographies of Academic Writing Research

Theory, methods, and interpretation

Edited by Ignacio Guillén-Galve and Ana Bocanegra-Valle

This book illustrates the use of ethnography as an analytical approach to investigate academic writing, and provides critical insights into how academic writing research can benefit from the use of ethnographic methods. Throughout its six theoretical and practice-oriented studies, together with the introductory... full description
October 2021. xi, 162 pp.
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Grammar of Spoken and Written English

Douglas Biber, Stig Johansson, Geoffrey N. Leech, Susan Conrad and Edward Finegan

The completely redesigned Grammar of Spoken and Written English is a comprehensive corpus-based reference grammar. GSWE describes the structural characteristics of grammatical constructions in English, as do other reference grammars. But GSWE is unique in that it gives equal attention to describing the patterns of... full description
November 2021. xxxv, 1220 pp.
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Heritage Languages

A language contact approach

Suzanne Aalberse, Ad Backus and Pieter Muysken

Heritage languages, such as the Turkish varieties spoken in Berlin or the Spanish used in Los Angeles, are non-dominant languages, often with little prestige. Their speakers also speak the dominant language of the country they live in. Often heritage languages undergo changes due to their special status. They have... full description
November 2019. xix, 302 pp.
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Historical Linguistics

A cognitive grammar introduction

Margaret E. Winters

This textbook serves a dual purpose. It is, first, a comprehensive introduction to historical linguistics, intended for both undergraduate and graduate students who have taken, at the least, an introductory course in linguistics. Secondly, unlike many such textbooks, this one is based in the theoretical framework of... full description
May 2020. xvii, 241 pp.
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How to Teach an Additional Language

To task or not to task?

Kris Van den Branden

This book provides a comprehensive, research-based account of how people learn a second/foreign language and shows how classroom practice can be organised around research-based principles. In the first part, the book provides up-to-date insights into the cognitive, motivational, and emotional dimensions of learning an... full description
April 2022. xiii, 292 pp.
LL&LT 57
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Language Teacher Development in Digital Contexts

Edited by Hayriye Kayi-Aydar and Jonathon Reinhardt

This volume demonstrates how various methodologies and tools have been used to analyze the multidimensional, dynamic, and complex nature of identities and professional development of language teachers in digital contexts that have not been adequately examined before. It therefore offers new understandings and... full description
January 2022. x, 196 pp.
LL&LT 55
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Languaging in Language Learning and Teaching

A collection of empirical studies

Edited by Wataru Suzuki and Neomy Storch

This book is the first to bring together a collection of recent empirical studies investigating languaging, an important construct first introduced by Swain in 2006 but which has since been deployed in a growing number of L2 studies. The contributing authors include both established and emerging authors from around... full description
August 2020. vii, 313 pp.
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Measuring Native-Speaker Vocabulary Size

I.S.P. Nation and Averil Coxhead

Estimating native-speaker vocabulary size is important for guiding interventions to support native-speaker vocabulary growth and for setting goals for learners of English as a foreign language. Unfortunately, the measurement of native-speaker vocabulary size has been one of the most methodologically contentious areas... full description
February 2021. xiii, 160 pp.
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Pedagogical Realities of Implementing Task-Based Language Teaching

Rosemary Erlam and Constanza Tolosa

This book documents how teachers, working in school foreign language learning contexts and teaching beginner learners of languages other than English, learn about and use tasks. It first presents a pedagogically researched account of how teachers learn about, design and evaluate tasks, after being introduced to TBLT... full description
February 2022. ix, 282 pp.
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Professional Development in Applied Linguistics

A guide to success for graduate students and early career faculty

Edited by Luke Plonsky

Success in academia requires more than an understanding of discipline-specific literature and an ability to teach and do research. It is also necessary to develop an understanding of a range of professionally-oriented skills such as how to identify and apply to doctoral programs, how to make the most of conferences,... full description
July 2020. vi, 204 pp.
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Researching L2 Task Performance and Pedagogy

In honour of Peter Skehan

Edited by Zhisheng (Edward) Wen and Mohammad Javad Ahmadian

This volume honours Peter Skehan’s landmark contributions to research in Task-Based Language Teaching. It offers state-of-the-art reviews as well as cutting-edge new research studies, all reflective of key theoretical and methodological issues in current research, such as the role and nature of task complexity and the... full description
August 2019. xxiii, 328 pp.
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Visual Linguistics with R

A practical introduction to quantitative Interactional Linguistics

Christoph Rühlemann

This book is a textbook on R, a programming language and environment for statistical analysis and visualization. Its primary aim is to introduce R as a research instrument in quantitative Interactional Linguistics. Focusing on visualization in R, the book presents original case studies on conversational... full description
July 2020. ix, 258 pp.
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Writing and Language Learning

Advancing research agendas

Edited by Rosa M. Manchón

The current volume aspires to add to previous research on the connection between writing and language learning from a dual perspective: It seeks to reflect current progress in the domain as well as to foster future developments in theory and research. The theoretical postulations contained in Part I identify and... full description
November 2020. vii, 432 pp.