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Working Papers in Educational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 16-Sep-2013

Call Information:
Dear list members,

Please find attached our Call for Papers for the Spring 2014 issue of Working Papers in Educational Linguistics.
Submissions must be received no later than September 16, 2013. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in contributing.

Best regards,
Geeta Aneja, Siwon Lee, & Miranda Weinberg
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Working Papers in Linguistics Call for Papers for the Spring 2014 Issue

The Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL) is a student-managed journal that publishes data-driven research by students and faculty. WPEL is abstracted on LLBA and ERIC databases and it is distributed to more than one hundred universities worldwide. WPEL accepts submissions from all members of the University of Pennsylvania community and beyond, in any language for which we have editorial staff available (please contact us for current information). WPEL is dedicated to exchanging ideas and sharing both quantitative as well as qualitative research findings among scholars. For further information, including submission guidelines, visit our website:

http://www.gse.upenn.edu/wpel/

Topics of interest: second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, interlanguage pragmatics, language planning and policy, literacy, TESOL methods and materials, bilingual education, classroom research on language and literacy, discourse analysis, linguistic anthropology of education, computer assisted language learning, language and gender, language and the professions, and language related curriculum design.


Submission Deadline for Spring 2014:
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Send submissions & questions to: wpel@gse.upenn.edu


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