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Wed May 18 2011

Calls: Applied Ling/ Southern African Ling & Applied Lang Studies (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Jodie Bell , Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

Message 1: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
Date: 17-May-2011
From: Jodie Bell <jodie.belltandf.co.uk>
Subject: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
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Full Title: Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Jul-2011

Call for Papers - The Role of African Languages in Education in Southern Africa

Special issue of the Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language
Studies (Volume 30, Number 4, 2012). Guest-edited by Vic Webb and Michel
Lafon, University of Pretoria

A forthcoming special issue of Southern African Linguistics and Applied
Language Studies www.tandf.co.uk/journals/rall

The objective of this forthcoming special issue is to place the spotlight
on the importance of African languages in primary education in the southern
Africa region, both as a language of learning and teaching, and as a
subject of study.

Contributors to the special issue may offer theoretical or empirical
studies on any relevant issue in the theme. Topics to be considered include:
(a) The language political realities of African languages in schools in SA
and the region
(b) Home language teaching practices in the African languages
(c) Literacy development in African languages
(d) Skills development in African languages as home language in schools
(e) Skills assessment in African languages as home language subjects
(f) Language behavior in school classrooms
(g) Code-switching in school classrooms
(h) The role of urban varieties (including code-mixing) in schools
(i) LoLT modes in primary schools: dual medium, parallel medium, single
medium (in the context of highly complex multilingual classes)
(j) Teacher training in the didactics of teaching African languages as HLs
(k) Language-in-education policy development and practice in classrooms
(l) The role of state or regulatory bodies (e.g. PanSALB, DAC, etc. in SA)
in the promotion and development of AL in education

Abstracts for consideration are welcomed with the deadline of 1st July
2011. Read further details at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/cfp/rallcfp.pdf

Articles must be in accordance with the Requirements for Authors. They will
be peer reviewed as per SALAS general policy.

For all submissions and queries, please contact Vic Webb, and cc Michel Lafon:


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