Current Trends in Research in Language Education and Applied Linguistics

Current Trends in Research in Language Education and Applied Linguistics

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Abstract: It is notoriously difficult to pick up new trends in language education and applied linguistics.  It is a little bit like trying to distinguish a network of footpaths in misty conditions in order to find the one that leads to the mountain top.  The view is always incomplete, the ones that seem to be pointing in the right direction might veer off behind the next boulder, and the largest path with most walkers might be interrupted by a landslide, forcing people to scatter and find alternative paths.  There is inevitably a belief of researchers that the path they are on is trendy and original.  Only years later will this belief be dis/confirmed when a tally can be made through citation indexes of the popularity of that particular path.

Keywords: Language Education; Applied Linguistics; Trends in Language Education.

Please Cite: Dewaele, J-M. (2022). Current Trends in Research in Language Education and Applied Linguistics. The European Educational Researcher, 5(1), 1-4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31757/euer.513


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