Focus Publication — November 2019

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The (randomly) selected focus publication for November 2019 is: Holtgraves, T., & Kraus, B. (2018). Processing scalar implicatures in conversational contexts: An ERP study. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 46, 93-108. ABSTRACT Scalar expressions are words that have both a semantic meaning (e.g., the semantic meaning of “some” is “more than one”) and a pragmatic meaning (e.g., the pragmatic meaning… Read more »

Focus Publication — October 2019

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The (randomly) selected focus publication for October 2019 is: Cavallaro, F., Seilhamer, M. F., Ho, Y. Y., & Ng, B. C. (2018). Attitudes to Mandarin Chinese varieties in Singapore. Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, 28(2), 195-225. ABSTRACT This study aims to shed light on the attitudes of Chinese Singaporeans and Chinese nationals residing in Singapore to varieties of… Read more »

Focus Publication — September 2019

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The (randomly) selected focus publication for September 2019 is: Sampasivam, S., Collins, K., Bielajew, C., & Clément, R. (2018). Intergroup threat and the linguistic intergroup bias: A stress biomarker study. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 36(6), 632-655. doi:10.1177/0261927X18799807 ABSTRACT This study investigates the physiological consequences of derogation. In the face of an ingroup threat, an opportunity to… Read more »

Focus Publication — August 2019

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The (randomly) selected focus publication for August 2019 is: Al-Hoorie, A. H. (2018). The L2 Motivational Self System: A meta-analysis. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 8(4), 721–754. doi:10.14746/ssllt.2018.8.4.2 ABSTRACT This article reports the first meta-analysis of the L2 Motivational Self System (Dörnyei, 2005, 2009). A total of 32 research reports, involving 39 unique samples and… Read more »

Focus Publication — July 2019

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The (randomly) selected focus publication for July 2019 is: Gasiorek, J., Gallois, C., Pierson, H., NussBaum, J. F., & Harwood, J. (2019). Advancing theory in language, communication, and intergroup relations. In J. Harwood, J. Gasiorek, H. Pierson, J. F. NussBaum, & C. Gallois (Eds.), Language, communication, and intergroup relations: A celebration of the scholarship of Howard Giles (pp…. Read more »