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Academic Exchange Quarterly

Call Deadline: 31-May-2014

Call Information:
Call for Papers:
Academic Exchange Quarterly (ISSN 1096-1453) Fall 2014, Volume 18, Issue 3
Language: Education, Society and Profession

Feature Editors:
Emilia Di Martino, Università Suor Orsola Benincasa, Napoli (Italia): emiliadimartino@gmail.com
Marilyn Pasqua, University of Calabria, Italy: marilynpasqua@tiscali.it
Anna Franca Plastina, University of Calabria, Italy: annafranca.plastina@unical.it
Bruna Di Sabato, Università Suor Orsola Benincasa, Napoli (Italia): bdisabato.unisob@gmail.com

Every published article automatically qualifies for inclusion in the upcoming Sound Instruction Book
Language: Education, Society and Profession

Call deadline: 31st May 2014
Keyword: LANGUAGE 2015
Link: http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/lang2015.htm

Focus:
This is the announcement of the Academic Exchange Quarterly (ISSN 1096-1453) on Language, Education, Society and Profession.

This issue aims to explore helpful cutting-edge knowledge pertaining to three broad areas: Language Teaching/Learning and Education, Language in Social Practices and Language use in the professions. The target language may be any second/foreign language, including English as a second language (ESL). Both quantitative and qualitative studies are welcome. More specific topics encompass, but are not limited to:
1. Applied linguistics
2. Bilingualism, multilingualism, language policies, and language planning
3. Classroom research
4. Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (TELL)
5. Content Based Instruction (CBI ) and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
6. Corpus linguistics
7. Course and syllabus design
8. Cultural and linguistic issues related to migration
9. Discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis, multimodal discourse analysis
10. Focused instruction
11. Interlanguage or learner language analysis (e.g. error, discourse and conversation analyses)
12. Language and dialect contact, code-switching and code-mixing
13. Language and Education
14. Language for Science and Technology (LST)
15. Language for Specific Purposes (LSP)
16. Language ideologies
17. Language in professional and academic practices
18. Learner autonomy
19. Learner variables (such as motivation, personality characteristics, age, aptitude, and learning styles)
20. Methodologies and approaches to language teaching
21. Migration and hybridism in language
22. Pedagogical Translation
23. Second and foreign language teaching and learning
24. Sociolinguistics
25. Teaching cultural understanding in a second/foreign language class
26. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
27. Translation as cultural mediation
28. Translation Pedagogy
Papers may be in the form of research reports, case studies, research in progress, or theoretical papers.

Who May Submit:
Submissions are welcome from teachers, researchers, administrators, teacher educators at all levels, and graduate students Please identify your submission with keyword: LANGUAGE-2015

Submission deadline:
Any time until the end of May 2014; see details for other deadline options like early, regular, and short.

Submission Procedure:
http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/rufen1.htm


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