LINGUIST List 12.945

Thu Apr 5 2001

Calls: Reading Matrix/Journal, Specialized Texts

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  1. Editors, Vol 1(2) Reading Matrix Online Journal
  2. Dr Marina Dossena, Conflict and Negotiation in the Language of Specialized Texts

Message 1: Vol 1(2) Reading Matrix Online Journal

Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 19:25:00 -0700
From: Editors <>
Subject: Vol 1(2) Reading Matrix Online Journal

The Reading Matrix: An Online Journal

Call for Papers
Volume 1, No. 2
Deadline July 15, 2001

The Reading Matrix is seeking submissions of previously unpublished
manuscripts on any topic related to the teaching and learning of reading,
the application of technology to literacy instruction, and issues in second
language learning and teaching.

� personal characteristics and attitudes of readers
� L2 learners' reading processes
� readers' responses to texts
� assessment/evaluation
� reading and computer-assisted instruction
� vocabulary acquisition
� literacy and technology
� L2 pedagogy/research

We welcome both practical and research focused articles (including action
research). Articles should have a clear focus and be written so that they
are accessible to a broad audience of reading and language educators,
including those individuals who may not be familiar with the particular
subject matter addressed in the article.

Manuscripts are being solicited in the following categories:

Articles should report on original research or present an original framework
that links previous research, educational theory, and teaching practices.
Full-length articles should be no more than 6,000 words in length and should
include an abstract of no more than 200 words. We encourage articles that
take advantage of the electronic format by including hypermedia links to
multimedia material both within and outside the article.

Submission Guidelines for Articles
Please list the names, institutions, e-mail addresses, and if applicable,
World Wide Web addresses (URL(s)), of all authors. Also include a brief
biographical statement (maximum 50 words, in sentence format) for each

Commentaries usually address issues presented in books or articles in more
detail and are reviewed in the same manner as book reviews. They offer an
author's perspective and insight on a particular issue, and often include
discussions about the classroom experience.

Reviews should offer a brief description and evaluation of professional
books, classroom texts, or technological resources (multimedia software,
CALL programs, video material, Web sites, etc.), Individual reviews should
generally be 600-900 words. Reviews should provide the following

For book reviews:

Author(s) of the book, Title, Series (if applicable), Publisher, City and
Country, Year of Publication,
ISBN, Cost, Number of pages.

For software reviews: Name of product (previous names), Platform, Version
number, Minimal hardware, requirements, Support offered, Target (teaching)
language and audience, Language level of student / user (learners,
professionals), Cost (street or list, site license vs. individual).

Please include the following information with reviews: Name, institution,
e-mail address, World Wide Web URL of the reviewer(s) if applicable, and a
brief biographical statement of each reviewer (maximum 50 words).

Articles, Commentaries, and Reviews can be submitted by:

Electronic mail: send the main document and any accompanying files (images,
etc.) to

(Macintosh users must submit their files with the .txt or .doc extension)

For more detailed submission guidelines see:

Contributors will be notified within 4-5 weeks.
The Reading Matrix Online Journal
ISSN: 1533 242X

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Message 2: Conflict and Negotiation in the Language of Specialized Texts

Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2001 12:26:04 +0200
From: Dr Marina Dossena <>
Subject: Conflict and Negotiation in the Language of Specialized Texts

Dear Colleagues,

This is to remind you that the deadline for submission of abstracts
for the next Cerlis Conference ("CONFLICT AND NEGOTIATION IN THE
LANGUAGE OF SPECIALIZED TEXTS", Bergamo, Italy, 19-20 October 2001) is
now approaching.

Those wishing to participate are invited to e-mail an abstract
(min. 300 words) to Prof. Maurizio Gotti <> not later
than 30th April 2001, specifying their name and affiliation. Please do
not attach files, but include your abstract in the body of the
message. Acceptance will be notified by 30th June 2001.

Best regards,
Marina Dossena
Dr. Marina Dossena
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