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Revista de Lenguas para Fines Específicos

Call Deadline: 20-Mar-2013

Call Information:
Revista de Lenguas para Fines Específicos
ISSN: 1133-1127
Call for papers

LFE, 19 (Autumn, 2013)
20th Anniversary Issue

Special Issue: Content and language integrated learning (CLIL) and the
teaching of languages for specific purposes/Aprendizaje integrado de
contenidos y lenguas extranjeras (AICLE) y didactica de la enseñanza de
lenguas para fines específicos

Guest editors: Marta Nadales Ruiz, University Complutense Madrid, Mª Luisa
Pérez-Cañado, University of Jaén and Mª Jesús Vera-Cazorla, University of
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

In this special 20th anniversary issue, the Journal Revista de Lenguas para
Fines Específicos (LFE) invites submissions both in Spanish and English of
original full-length articles from scholars in the field of English on Content and
Language Integrated Learning and on the Teaching of Languages for Specific
Purposes. Manuscripts should not exceed 8000 words, including references
and notes, and should be submitted electronically using the Internet form you
will find on the journal webpage.

Prospective authors are encouraged to follow the guidelines for submissions
in the journal webpage. Contributions submitted to LFE should not be under
consideration in any other journal.

All submissions will be subject to our peer-review process, and the last
decision regarding the publication of contributions falls on the General
Editors.

For further queries on this special issue, you may contact us via email:
lfe(at)ulpgc.es

Important dates:
Submission deadline: 20 March 2013
Readers' reports due: 15 May 2013
Final draft due: 30 June 2013
Publication: Autumn 2013


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