LINGUIST List 25.3627

Tue Sep 16 2014

FYI: Call for Papers: Teaching English as a Lingua Franca in Japan

Editor for this issue: Uliana Kazagasheva <>

Date: 16-Sep-2014
From: James Essex <>
Subject: Call for Papers: Teaching English as a Lingua Franca in Japan
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As English as a means of global communication continues to grow and spread, the teaching and learning of ELF (English as a Lingua Franca) is quickly gaining notoriety, not least in Japan where MEXT (the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) is shifting its focus from traditional EFL goals to those of ELF.

Submissions are invited from interested researchers currently teaching ELF in Japan, whether that be in universities, senmon gakko, eikawa schools, primary/secondary schools & colleges or business.

Before submitting a proposal, it should be noted that the publisher has not yet been finalized. The authors of accepted chapters will be notified as soon as this information becomes available.

In the first instance, only an abstract/outline (one side of A4, double-spaced) of the chapter is required. This should be accompanied with author biodata including research interests, teaching background and affiliation.

The deadline for initial proposal is 20th December 2014.

Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by 20th January 2015, and then invited to submit the complete chapter by 28th February 2015. The complete chapter should be between 20-25 pages in length including references and appendices and must also conform to APA style.

The target publication date is Autumn 2015 or Spring 2016.

If you have any questions or to submit a proposal, please email James Essex –, including as the subject line ‘Book Query’ for queries, and ‘Book Proposal’ for proposals.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Philosophy of Language; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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