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Fri Nov 05 2010

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics (Jrnl)

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Message 1: Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics
Date: 05-Nov-2010
From: saihua xia <saihua.xiamurraystate.edu>
Subject: Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics
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Full Title: Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics


Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 05-Dec-2010

Second 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
Dec. 5, 2010 Abstract/Proposal Due
Dec. 20. 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 Dec.5, 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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