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Articles: 6 Reviews: 2

In this issue, the crux of the matter has to do mostly with one of the key political, economic and sociocultural issues of today – the so-called refugee crisis and the corresponding issues faced by numerous communities across the globe. As multiculturalism continues to advocate equal respect to the various cultures in a society and promote the maintenance of cultural diversity, the matters of language learning and teaching come to the forefront highlighting the need for initiatives to support children and adult education in the context of the ever-shifting geopolitical developments.

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Multilingualism language policy in the EU today: A paradigm shift in language education

Fostering foreign language acquisition in young refugees using mobile devices: The YouRNI project experience

Teaching and learning in a multi-cultural school in Thessaloniki: A case study

Translation as a subject of theoretical text analysis

Some basic challenges and strategies in teaching translation to Chemistry majors

Strategic implementation of verbs of communication in English business discourse

Review Spirituality and English language teaching: Religious explorations of teacher identity, pedagogy and context

Review Breaking news: The remaking of journalism and why it matters now

Articles: 6 Reviews: 4

In such an uncertain world of political tension and complex social relations, how are linguists and cultural specialists to interpret it using language? Do we state the truth as we see it, modify it, avoid it or falsify it? In search for the answer, we have chosen George Carlin as our cover quotation this month, for a lot of language is about manipulating opinion and maybe avoiding the truth. Many of the articles this issue address this area of different uses of language.

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Teaching intercultural competence in undergraduate business and management studies: A case study

Minitexts of poetic titles as markers of the English cognitive paradigm

Vague language as a means of avoiding controversy

Persuasion strategy in online social advertising

EU immigration in the British press: How was immigration reported immediately prior to the EU referendum?

Classification of English loanwords in Business Spanish

Review Intercultural communication: An interdisciplinary approach. When neurons, genes and evolution joined the discourse

Review Language, education and neoliberalism: Critical studies in sociolinguistics

Review Post-truth

Review Taking Chinese to the world: Language, culture and identity in Confucius Institute teachers

Articles: 6 Reviews: 4

We have taken the opportunity to publish papers on how language institutions developed both as part of the history of language learning and teaching and as a possible model for other countries wishing to develop their own institutions. In Issue 1(2), we explored changes in teaching methodology in China and in Issue 1(3) – how the German Gymnasium had contributed to excellence in language learning. In this issue, we explain how the development of tutorial schools met the needs of a post-second-world-war emerging Greek middle class wishing to take advantage of international trade, and more.

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Integration examination in the Russian Federation. Three years of experience and research: Success or failure?

The teacher’s sense of plausibility

Selecting a translation equivalent: Factors to consider in the classroom

Poetry and diplomacy: Telling it slant

Free indirect speech as a means to introduce archaic style into the author’s narration: A Russian linguistics perspective

Made in Greece: PALSO Federation and foreign language education in Greece

Review How language began

Review Diplomatic protocol: Etiquette, statecraft and trust

Review Making sense: The glamorous history of English grammar

Review One kiss or two: In search of the perfect greeting

Articles: 6 Reviews: 3

We present another varied review of the academic field of language, culture and literature. The key theme this issue is alternative approaches to education with articles by Robert O’Dowd on internationalising the classroom through Virtual Exchange, Heiner Böttger et al. on how a different font type and colour can help or hinder reading fluency, and a challenging article by Svetlana Popova on how ICT can be used to motivate Generation Z students to learn more effectively.

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Virtual exchange and internationalising the classroom

Teaching Generation Z: Methodological problems and their possible solutions

Contrast and font affect reading speeds of adolescents with and without a need for language-based learning support

Gender literature: How much is it underpinned by authors’ private lives?

An acoustic analysis of the production of word-initial stop /p/ by late Arab bilinguals

Phrasal verbs as learning material in Business English courses for students majoring in Linguistics

Review From principles to practice in education for intercultural citizenship

Review Do I make myself clear? Why writing well matters

Review The Bonjour Effect: The secret codes of French conversation revealed

Articles: 6 Reviews: 3

Silence is an important part of communication and how to use it as part of metacommunication is the subject covered by Hayet Bahri and Robert Williams in their paper. It is an important and very relevant overview of and contribution to the applied linguistic and cultural understanding of communication. The issue also features reviews of Michael Carrier’s Digital Language Learning and Teaching: Research, Theory and Practice, Mark Thompson’s Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong with the Lanuguage of Politics?, and Patricia Friedrich’s English for Diplomatic Purposes.

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Interconnectivity and metacommunication

Developing Business English skills using case studies in multilevel education

Teaching negotiation in a globalised world: Benefits of a genre approach

Typological differences in morphemic-syllabic word structure in English and Chinese

English and foreign language teaching in the German Gymnasium

Sappho’s missed communications

Review Digital language learning and teaching: Research, theory and practice

Review Enough said: What’s gone wrong with the language of politics?

Review English for diplomatic purposes

Articles: 6 Reviews: 3

This issue presents a notable range of research including analysis of language corpora and their value and limitations in describing changes in language usage; analysis of the characteristics of semantic fields based on an international experiment recognising names of common birds; why it is that in the early stages little girls may be better at language learning than little boys; why the teaching of cultural differences, particularly as expressed through non-verbal communication, is essential to the successful teaching of international business communication; and how the French business press is making increasing use of British and American expressions despite the sometime resistance of the French language establishment.

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Usage on the move: Evolution and re-volution

Developing students’ socio-cultural competence in foreign language classes

Early gender diversity in reading and writing: Research and didactical consequences

Psycholinguistic analysis of lexical-semantic structure in linguistic consciousness of Russian, English and German native speakers

Teaching English in China: Changing self-perception

Linguistic and functional cognitive peculiarities of media language as the basis of interpretations in the communicative sphere

Review Modern English grammar: Morphology and syntax

Review Why English? Confronting the Hydra

Review Language ideology, policy and planning in Peru

Articles: 6 Reviews: 2

In this issue, we are honoured to feature an article by Professor Crystal on the need for an online cultural dictionary. His investigation of culture and its importance in a global economy is something to be strongly welcomed. The second article is by world Scopus recognised author Elena Malyuga of RUDN University on the role of professional jargon in international business and how to improve understanding in international business meetings and negotiations, an important aspect of successful communication.

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My priority for the next 50 years: An online cultural dictionary

Communicative strategies and tactics of speech manipulation in intercultural business discourse

Automated Speech Recognition in language learning: Potential models, benefits and impact

Minitexts in modern educational discourse: Functions and trends

An analysis of two evaluative models for a university MA English for Communication course

Dynamic changes in modern English discourse

Review Teaching English literature / Shorties

Review Gift of the gab: How eloquence works

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