The Modern Language Journal

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The Modern Language Journal  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Mod. Lang. J.
Discipline Linguistics, education
Language English
Edited by Heidi Byrnes
Publication details
Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (United States)
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0026-7902 (print)
1540-4781 (web)
LCCN 37024312
OCLC no. 615546163
JSTOR 00267902

The Modern Language Journal is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations. It covers research and discussion about the learning and teaching of foreign and second languages.[1]

Types of articles published include documented essays, research studies using quantitative/qualitative methodologies, response articles, and editorials that challenge paradigms of language learning and teaching.[2] The journal has a News & Notes of the Profession section offering a calendar of events, professional announcements, initiatives, and concerns. The journal also provides a list of relevant articles in other professional journals, and reviews of scholarly books, monographs, and computer software. An annual survey of doctoral degrees granted in foreign languages, literatures, cultures, linguistics, and foreign language education in the United States is available on the journal's website.

Since 2007, the journal issues a fifth issue in addition to the regular four issues published every year. This additional issue is a focus issue or a monograph in alternating years.


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