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LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
Natalia Dolgova, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA & Heather Weger, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, USA
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR AND CHAIR-ELECT
Kathryn Howard, California State University, San Bernardino, California, USA
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PEACE LINGUISTICS: THE PROMISE, THE ANTICLIMAX, AND THE RESURRECTION
Andy Curtis, Anaheim University, Anaheim, California, USA

Why is peace linguistics still largely unknown and unheard of within the field of applied linguistics? However, before considering that particular question, it is necessary, of course, to first look at what peace linguistics is and why it might constitute an important “new” area within our field. Read More

FROM MONOLINGUAL TO PLURILINGUAL: TOWARD A PARADIGM SHIFT IN TESOL
Angelica Galante, Concordia University, Montreal, Québec, Canada

This article reports findings from a study comparing two English language teaching approaches: monolingual and plurilingual. Results suggest that, compared to a monolingual approach, a plurilingual approach offers several benefits, such as enhancement of plurilingual and pluricultural competence, cognition, and empathy. Pedagogical implementation of plurilingualism in TESOL is discussed. Read More

JAPANESE EFL STUDENTS' PROCLIVITY TOWARD SILENCE: EXPLORING FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING ANXIETY WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF WILLINGNESS TO COMMUNICATE
Willem de Goei, Accra, Ghana

Japanese EFL students’ proclivity toward silence is believed to be a sign of sociocultural differences as well as foreign language learning anxiety. After discussing silence in a Japanese context, the willingness to communicate model is used to explore how foreign language learning anxiety contributes to students’ silence. Implications and suggestions are discussed. Read More

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