Linguistics students create online journal

Alumna Dr. Laura Di Ferrante and current Ph.D. student Elisa Gironzetti have created an online applied linguistics journal. This is a groundbreaking publication as it is one of the few open-access journals that are available for free.

Readers can download the journal’s content as many times as they want. Additionally, contributing authors keep their copyrights, so they can continue to share their research with others in other media, which according to Gironzetti, is the main goal of any academic publication.

Focusing on the teaching and learning of English, Italian and Spanish, they work with and accept papers from writers worldwide. The journal focuses on language teaching methods, practices and humor in the language classroom. In order to make the journal internationally accessible, the biographies and abstracts for each paper will be translated into English, Spanish and Italian. The first issue came out in October 2014 at