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Calls: Applied Ling/Lang Acq/ALSIC - Apprentissage des Langues... (Jrnl)

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Message 1: ALSIC - Apprentissage des Langues et Systemes d'Information et de Communication
Date: 27-Oct-2010
From: ALSIC Journal <soumissions_alsicuni.lu>
Subject: ALSIC - Apprentissage des Langues et Systemes d'Information et de Communication
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Full Title: ALSIC - Apprentissage des Langues et Systemes d'Information et de Communication


Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2011

Call for abstracts for the special issue Social Media and Language Learning:
(R)evolution?

The ALSIC journal welcomes submission of abstracts for the special issue
'Social Media and Language Learning: (R)evolution?'

See the full call for abstracts here: http://alsic.revues.org/index1695.html

Abstracts (as well as full papers) in English or French will be accepted.

The publication timeline is as follows:

- January, 15, 2011: Submission deadline for abstracts (4,000 characters
without spaces, to be sent to soumissions_alsicuni.lu)
- March, 15, 2011: Invitation to authors to submit a manuscript
- September, 1st, 2011: Submission deadline for manuscripts
- April, 15, 2012: Publication of the special issue

Topics for discussion
We particularly welcome abstracts for papers that address one or more of the
questions below:
- Are the potential benefits of social media, reflected by their fundamental
characteristics, i.e. horizontality, user-generated content and openness
(Musser et al. 2007), really new in language learning? What is the essence of
this novelty and what analytical frameworks does it refer to?
- What relationship is becoming established between web 2.0 artifacts and
usages; how is this two-way relationship transforming practices, from a
sociocultural point of view?
- Are there any indices leading to the conclusion that social media may lead
to the creation a 'new' learning paradigm (cf. Felix, Bax, Levy, Pegrum)?
What is the essence of this novelty in epistemological terms?
- What about the different degrees of (non-) complementarity (parallel paths,
paths that come together then divide, merge?) between formal and informal
spheres of learning?
- How do Personal Learning Environments (PLEs), as aggregators of web 2.0
resources, call into question language learning practices?
- What is the role of social media in new learning times and spaces, aimed at
lifelong learning?
- What effect could social media have on processes of collaborative language
learning?

Expected contributions
We welcome contributions in a variety of types including:
- case studies, descriptive or ethnographic;
- experimental research (with experimentation protocol and data analysis,
social network analysis);
- action-research or research and development type of studies;
- position papers or critical studies;
- prospective studies.

See the full call for abstracts here: http://alsic.revues.org/index1695.html


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