Is there research in SLA by graduate students and others who "acquire" a rudimentary understanding of a language primarily for the purpose of reading original academic research and sources in that language?

I am curious about research in language acquisition for academic-professional purposes, when the goal is not oral or written fluency but solely reading. Any starting point or general reference is appreciated!

  • A common term for this area of research is English as an Academic Lingua Franca. – StoneyB on hiatus Aug 9 '16 at 10:31
  • You can talk to my Polish professor about this. :) interesting question. +1 – erip Aug 11 '16 at 2:16

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