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Tue Apr 25 2006
FYI: Modern Language Journal Monograph Series Proposals
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Modern Language Journal Monograph Series Proposals
Message 1: Modern Language Journal Monograph Series Proposals
From: Carol Klee <kleeumn.edu>
Subject: Modern Language Journal Monograph Series Proposals
Call for Monograph Proposals
Modern Language Journal
Monograph/Focus Volume Series
Guidelines for Prospective Monograph Authors
The Monograph/Focus Volume will appear as a fifth issue of the MLJ beginning in 2007.
Appearing in alternate years, the monograph and focus volumes will be included in
individual and institutional subscriptions to the Journal. The Focus Volume topics will be set
by the MLJ Editorial Board. The Monograph will be selected by the Board based on a
submitted proposals from prospective authors. The first Focus Volume will appear first in
2007. The first Monograph will follow in 2008.
The following guidelines should be used by authors submitting proposals for the first MLJ
monograph. The Monograph (to be under 200 pages in length) may treat any topic related
to second language learning and teaching, that is, within the scope of the MLJ. Both
theoretical topics and extended research studies are welcome. Preference will be given to
topics concerning languages other than English, although work in ESL and EFL will be
considered if it has implications for teaching other languages as well.
Monograph proposals should include the following:
1. In a detailed statement of purpose (5-7 pages double spaced, 12 pt. font), include the
-- The objective of the proposed monograph and an explanation of the unique and
significant contribution it makes to the field of second language acquisition or foreign
-- The language(s) addressed or illustrated and, if applicable, additional languages to which
the work would offer insights.
-- A comparison/contrast with monographs that have covered the same or similar topics, and
an explanation of what sets your monograph apart from them.
-- An explanation of how the approach taken in the monograph does or does not represent
a departure from, or extension of, conventional wisdom. Explain how this monograph will
contribute to the discipline.
-- Other comments that reveal different, original, or interesting aspects of your proposed
-- A sentence or two explaining why you are submitting your proposal to the MLJ
-- If possible, a brief description of anticipated special production issues such as
-The number and type of illustrations, photographs, tables, maps, glossary, appendices, etc.
-Whether they will require any special design considerations, copyright permissions, etc.
2. A separate annotated outline (table of contents), including a short narrative for each
section that describes how that section contributes to the monograph.
3. If you have a sample chapter, please include it with your proposal.
4. A list of suggested readers, including those who might have already read the manuscript.
Some of these readers may be contacted for review, but additional readers will also be
5. Author(s) information: Your curriculum vitae, including publications, selected talks, and
offices held in professional organizations, as well as contact information.
Electronic files containing monograph proposals are due to the Editor of the series (Barbara
Lafford, blaffordasu.edu) by May 15, 2006. The Editor will inform prospective authors of
publication decisions by June 30, 2006. The author(s) of the manuscript chosen will be sent
more detailed guidelines and a timeline for manuscript preparation for the 2008 publication
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition
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