LINGUIST List 21.3206

Sat Aug 07 2010

Calls: Applied Linguistics/The Modern Language Journal (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Jessica Gardner <>

        1.    Leo van Lier, The Modern Language Journal

Message 1: The Modern Language Journal
Date: 05-Aug-2010
From: Leo van Lier <>
Subject: The Modern Language Journal
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Full Title: The Modern Language Journal

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2010

CALL FOR 2012 MONOGRAPH PROPOSALS - EXTENDED DEADLINE: Oct. 15, 2010Modern Language JournalMonograph/Focus Volume SeriesGuidelines for Prospective Monograph Authors

The following guidelines should be used by authors submitting proposals forthe 2012 MLJ monograph. The Monograph (to be under 400 manuscript pages inlength) may treat any topic related to second language learning andteaching, that is, within the scope of the MLJ. Both theoretical topics andextended research studies are welcome. Preference will be given to topicsconcerning languages other than English, although work in ESL and EFL willbe considered if it has implications for teaching other languages as well.

Monograph proposals should include the following:

1. In a detailed statement of purpose (5-7 pages double spaced, 12 pt.font), include the following:-- The objective of the proposed monograph and an explanation of the uniqueand significant contribution it makes to the field of second languageacquisition or foreign language pedagogy.-- The language(s) addressed or illustrated and, if applicable, additionallanguages to which the work would offer insights.-- A comparison/contrast with monographs that have covered the same orsimilar topics, and an explanation of what sets your monograph apart fromthem.-- An explanation of how the approach taken in the monograph does or doesnot represent a departure from, or extension of, conventional wisdom.Explain how this monograph will contribute to the discipline.-- Other comments that reveal different, original, or interesting aspectsof your proposed project-- A sentence or two explaining why you are submitting your proposal to theMLJ monograph series.-- If possible, a brief description of anticipated special productionissues such as the number and type of illustrations, photographs, tables,maps, glossary, appendixes, etc., and whether they will require any specialdesign considerations, copyright permissions, etc.

2. A separate annotated outline (table of contents), including a shortnarrative for each section that describes how that section contributes tothe monograph.

3. If you have a sample chapter, please include it with your proposal.

4. A list of suggested readers, including those who might have already readthe manuscript. Some of these readers may be contacted for review, butadditional readers will also be chosen.

5. Author(s) information: Your curriculum vitae, including publications,selected talks, and offices held in professional organizations, as well ascontact information.

-- Electronic files containing monograph proposals are due to the Editor ofthe series (Barbara Lafford, by October 15, 2010. TheEditor will inform prospective authors of publication decisions by November30, 2010. The author(s) of the manuscript chosen will be sent more detailedguidelines and a timeline for manuscript preparation for the 2012publication date.

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