Edling -- The Educational Linguistics List


About Edling
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Founded in the summer of 2003 by Francis Hult, Edling-L provides an international forum for students, faculty, and practitioners to discuss research, current issues, and trends in educational linguistics. The scope of educational linguistics has been seen variously as the interface of linguistics and education, as the interdisciplinary study of language in education, and more recently as an ecological transdisciplinary approach to language-related issues in educational settings (Hornberger, 2001; Hornberger & Hult, 2006; Leather & van Dam, 2003; Spolsky, 1978; Spolsky & Hult, 2008; Stubbs, 1986; van Lier, 1994). With this in mind, Edling-L serves as a venue for open discussion among all scholars studying language issues in both formal and informal education, regardless of how they theorize educational linguistics.

Edling-L members are encouraged to engage in lively conversation on research ideas and concerns in addition to sharing information about upcoming conferences and research meetings, calls for papers, publication releases, research resources, bibliographic information, stories of language in education from popular media, and other matters of interest.

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  4. A searchable archive for Edling-L postings created after July 13, 2003 is available through the Linguist List.
  5. Send questions and comments about Edling-L to Francis Hult.


Hornberger, N.H. (2001). Educational Linguistics as a Field: A View from Penn's Program on the Occasion of its 25th Anniversary. Working Papers in Educational Linguistics 17 (1-2): 1-26.

Hornberger, N.H. & Hult, F.M. (2006). Educational Linguistics. In K. Brown (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd Edition. Oxford: Elsevier.

Leather, J. & van Dam, J. (Eds.)(2003). Ecology of Language Acquisition. London: Kluwer.

Spolsky, B. (1978). Educational Linguistics: An Introduction. Rowley, MA: Newbury House.

Spolsky, B. & Hult, F.M. (Eds.)(2008). The Handbook of Educational Linguistics. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Stubbs, M. (1986). Educational Linguistics. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

van Lier, L. (1994). Educational linguistics: Field and project. In J. Alatis (Ed.) Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 1994 (pp. 199-209). Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.

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