LINGUIST List 6.1150

Wed Aug 23 1995

Calls: Network-based language teaching

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  1. Mark Warschauer, call for contributions

Message 1: call for contributions

Date: Tue, 22 Aug 1995 08:23:38 call for contributions
From: Mark Warschauer <>
Subject: call for contributions

 Call for Contributions:

 _Concepts and Practice of Network-Based Language Teaching_
 Mark Warschauer, University of Hawaii at Manoa
 Richard Kern, University of California at Berkeley

We are submitting a proposal to Cambridge University Press Applied
Linguistics Series (series editors Michael Long and Jack Richards) for an
edited volume on the concepts and practice of computer network-based
language teaching (i.e., involving the Internet, local area networks, or
other forms of electronic communication).

It is intended that the book will be solidly based on second language
acquisition theory and research and that its principle audience will
be faculty and graduate students (e.g., as a text in graduate courses in
applied linguistics, TESOL, and foreign language education).

We are seeking two types of chapter submissions:

(1) Critical analyses of the concepts of network-based teaching as they
relate to aspects of language acquistion theory or educational theory
(for example, consideration of relationships of network-based language
teaching to cognitive, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, sociocultural,
literary, or critical pedagogical theories).

(2) Theoretically-grounded empirical studies of the practice of
network-based teaching. Chapters on classroom practice should include a
review of the literature, a detailed description of the research methods
used, an in-depth analysis and discussion of the data, and implications for
teaching and future research. Analyses can be qualititative or
quantitative, and can explore multiple types of variables (e.g., process,
product, cognitive, social, affective, contextual).


1. Dec. 1, 1996: Notification of interest
Please send an email message to Mark Warschauer ( or
Richard Kern ( notifying us of your possible
interest in submitting an abstract as well as the likely topic.

2. Jan. 15, 1996: Submission of abstract
Please send one packet to each editor including:
one page with the title of your abstract and your and your contact
 information (address, telephone, e-mail, and fax number);
one page with the title and abstract of the proposed chapter (maximum 1-2
 pages, single spaced);
your complete cv, including previous publications

 One copy to: One copy to:
 Mark Warschauer Richard Kern
 ESL Dept, Moore 570 Department of French
 1890 East-West Road University of California, Berkeley
 University of Hawaii Berkeley, CA 94720-2580
 Honolulu, HI 96816

3. Feb. 15, 1996: Notification about status of abstract

4. Sept. 1, 1996: Manuscripts submitted to editors (Warschauer/Kern)
(hard copy and diskette, in APA format)

5. Oct. 1, 1996: Initial editorial response (by Warschauer/Kern) to

6. Dec. 15, 1996: Revised manuscripts due

7. Feb 1, 1997: Book manuscript submitted to Cambridge University Press
Applied Linguistics Series Editors (expected publication date, 9-12
months later)

The editors:
Mark Warschauer is a researcher at the National Foreign Language Resource
Center of the University of Hawaii. His publications include _E-Mail for
English Teaching: Bringing the Internet and Computer Learning Networks
into the Language Classroom_ (TESOL Publications, 1995) and _Virtual
Connections: Online Activities & Projects for Networking Language Learners_
(University of Hawaii, in press).

Richard Kern is Assistant Professor of French and Director of the French
language program at the University of California at Berkeley. His research
interests include reading and writing in a foreign language and the use of
networked computers to facilitate communicative language use. He has
published articles in The Modern Language Journal, Foreign Language Annals,
Canadian Modern Language Review, and Studies in Second Language

Thank you very much for your interest. We hope that this book will play
an important role in bringing together the most advanced research on this
topic and making it available to faculty, researchers, graduate
students, and interested teachers. We are looking forward to hearing
from you and to receiving your abstracts.

 Mark Warschauer Richard Kern
 University of Hawaii University of California, Berkeley
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