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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
Ben White, St. Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont, USA
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR AND CHAIR-ELECT
Anna Dina L. Joaquin, California State University Northridge, Northridge, California, USA
Sun-Young Shin, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
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LEADERS' CORNER: TIPS TO ENGAGE FROM THE ALIS COMMUNITY MANAGER AND SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
Rashad Ahmed, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama, USA
Raydel Hernández, Sunshine State TESOL, Miami, Florida, USA
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LEADERS' CORNER: CONNECTING OVER REAL-WORLD CHALLENGES WITH YOUR ALIS MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Jennifer Lacroix, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
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WHAT MAKES A TEXT SOUND ACADEMIC? USING AN SFL-BASED FRAMEWORK FOR EAP AND GRADUATE TESOL STUDENTS
Greta Perris and Sandra Zappa-Hollman, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Language features that ‘make a text sound academic’ vary greatly across and within disciplines, posing challenges for teaching and learning in EAP programs. To uncover these linguistic patterns typically associated with disciplinary academic genres, we illustrate how text analysis informed by Systemic Functional Linguistics is an effective pedagogical approach for teachers and students. Read More

THE ROLE AND VALUE OF RESEARCHERS FOR TEACHERS: FIVE PRINCIPLES FOR MUTUAL BENEFIT
Masatoshi Sato, Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago, Chile
Shawn Loewen, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
YouJin Kim, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Do you use research evidence in your teaching? If not, why not? Do you trust researchers? If not, why not? In this article, we discuss five principles that may help teachers revisit perceptions they have of researchers to facilitate the research-practice dialogue that is constructive, bi-directional, and mutually beneficial for researchers and teachers. Read More

BOOK REVIEWS
BOOK REVIEW OF POSITIONING THEORY IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS: RESEARCH DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS
Masato Takenokoshi, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA

Positioning theory aims to analyze how interlocutors position themselves based on duties, rights, and obligations distributed to them and how social structures are shaped by them. In this book, Kayi-Aydar (2019) explains the possible application of positioning theory to the field of applied linguistics. Read More

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