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A Word from the Editor

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 March 1997

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Three years ago we ushered in a new rubric of SSLA, Replication Studies. We believed—and still do—as did many researchers and consumers of second language and foreign language (S/FL) acquisition research that the problems of reliability and generalizability are best resolved through attempts at replication. We realized that the system of rewards in academe inhibited investment in research that could be viewed as lacking originality. However, we have been gratified by the response from workers in our field who perceived the potential contribution of replication studies and have availed themselves of this new venue.

© 1997 Cambridge University Press