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Tue Jul 20 2010

Calls: App Ling/Socioling/Lang Acq/ TESL Canada Journal (Jrnl)

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Message 1: TESL Canada Journal
Date: 16-Jul-2010
From: Ardiss Mackie <amackieokanagan.bc.ca>
Subject: TESL Canada Journal
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Full Title: TESL Canada Journal

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; English; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2010

Call for Proposals
Special Topic Issue of TESL Canada Journal Quarterly, Fall 2011
Popular Culture in TESOL: Identity, Performance, and Reflection
Edited by Awad Ibrahim and Ardiss Mackie

This special issue of TCJ encourages submissions that deal with the
intersection between TESL and popular culture. We encourage particularly
research that looks at the impact of popular culture on TESL identity
formation and issues related to pedagogies of popular culture. Clearly,
these areas are interconnected and can be explored from an ethnographic,
practice-policy, global-local, theoretical and empirical perspective.
Reviews of books on popular culture and ESL are also requested. Questions

In Classrooms:
What role does popular culture play in TESL? How do teachers engage in
popular cultural forms without promoting western popular culture and
English as the most legitimate form and language? What Englishes result
from learning (with) forms of popular culture? To what extent do aspects of
popular culture such as visuality and aurality/audiation advance English
learning? Does the instant access of Internet images in a wireless
classroom promote visual literacy at the expense of an aural/oral
curriculum? Is the 'image' replacing the 'word' in our pedagogy? How do
we engage both word and image? What issues emerge in a Canadian teaching
context from the use of American popular culture in textbooks and other

In Teacher Education:
How do we as educators engage popular culture not as a naïve site of
consumption and celebration but as a pedagogical site of critique and
identity? Where do Canadian youth (and youth from other countries) form
their identities (if not in relation to popular culture)? What 'third
spaces' and 'hybridized' identities result from engagement with popular

In Theory:
Given the multitude of global Englishes, how do Canadian ESL teachers (and
ESL teachers from other countries) account for local translation and
appropriation of global forms of popular culture? In what ways does popular
culture uphold or subvert theories and practices of TESL? How has the
representation of TESL changed historically in forms of popular culture?

A 250 word abstract outlining the paper is due December 31, 2010
Papers due February 28, 2011
Please indicate the section of the TESL Canada Journal you are considering:
Perspectives, Articles, In the Classroom, or Book Reviews. Policies and
style requirements for submissions are available at the TESL Canada Journal

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