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Wed Sep 08 2010

Calls: Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics

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Message 1: Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics
Date: 30-Aug-2010
From: saihua xia <saihua.xiayahoo.com>
Subject: Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics
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Full Title: Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Oct-2010

Call for Papers

2012 Special Issue for Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics (IJAL)

IJAL is peer-reviewed and internationally distributed journal
(www.bahripublications.in), which started in 1975. The theme for this
special issue is Classroom Research on Second Language Acquisition (SLA):
Advanced Learner Issues.

How to develop a new level of language proficiency (e.g. discourse-level)
has always been the question that second language learners ask after they
have achieved a survival level of proficiency. From SLA research and
pedagogy over the past 15 years, we find each of these areas has devoted
systematic and sustained attention to the development of survival language
skills. Beginning and intermediate levels of students have constantly been
the focus of research. This sustained attention has significantly promoted
learners' language proficiency, especially at the survival level. However,
for a significant number of second language learners, the language learning
journey does not end at the survival level; it must continue at advanced
academic and professional levels. To be successful at those levels,
discourse-level proficiency is crucial. To help optimize learners'
attention and self-practice at the discourse level, researchers must
consistently investigate problems and issues that hinder advanced learners.
Therefore, we are interested in bringing scholarship together that will
comprehensively and coherently address classroom SLA issues pertinent to
advanced language learning at a discourse level. Specifically, we are
interested in data-driven contributions on the following topics (but are
not limited to) that are relevant to the theme:

Linguistic Issues: Discourse-level language skills-advanced writing,
clarity of speaking, topic maintaining or developing, summarizing,
conceptual understanding of texts, advanced listening
Cognitive Issues: Strategies, awareness, perceptions, thought pattern
differences between languages, attention, fluency, top-down/bottom-up
processing, self-study skills
Pragmatic Issues: Politeness, effectiveness, context, face, conversation
norms and nuances, speech acts in discourse
Cultural Issues: Cultural behaviors, cross-cultural discourse proficiency,
intercultural conflicts and negotiations, home culture vs. target culture
in either second or foreign language context
Ethic Issues: Plagiarism, teamwork, group dynamics

Tentative Publication Timeline
Oct. 15, 2010 Abstract/Proposal Due
Oct. 31. 2010 Notification of Acceptance of Proposals
Mar. 31, 2011 Manuscripts Due
July 31, 2011 Blind Reviewers' Feedback Due
Oct. 31, 2011 Revised Manuscripts Due
Jan. 2012 Sent to the Publisher
Mar. 2012 Scheduled Publication

Submission Guidelines
Abstract and manuscript submissions should follow APA manuscript style
format. All submissions must be sent electronically in Microsoft word, PDF
or RTF format. In the submission, indicate your full name, affiliation,
contact information on a separate page and submit both the abstract,
including the information page, and manuscript to this email address:
advancedlearnerissuesgmail.com. Length of abstract should be a maximum of
600 words and the manuscript should be a maximum of 6000 words. The
abstract is due by Oct.15, 2010. Direct any questions to the guest editors:
Drs. Saihua Xia or Latricia Trites, Dpt. of English & Philosophy, Murray
State University, KY, 42071. Phone: 270 8094548; Email:
saihua.xiamurraystate.edu or latricia.tritesmurraystate.edu.

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