LINGUIST List 27.1721

Wed Apr 13 2016

Calls: English; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition/ CALR Linguistics Journal (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 12-Apr-2016
From: Dr Hayat Khatib <>
Subject: English; Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition/ CALR Linguistics Journal (Jrnl)
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Full Title: CALR Linguistics Journal

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 30-Jul-2016

Communicative language teaching or the communicative approach has been celebrated as the ultimate solution to language teaching in the face of increasing dissatisfaction with the structuralist approaches to language studies and audiolingualism. The communicative approach emphasizes communication and meaning in language teaching and promises rapid results in language learning. The method was hailed in the Arab world and hurriedly adopted by institutions aiming at offering high quality education. However, recent studies are starting to question the ability of the communicative approach to deliver comprehensive solutions to English language teaching, specifically in non-native contexts.

This call for papers is aimed at questioning some of the exiting principles of the communicative approach through presenting case studies that recount applications of the communicative approach in non-native English language teaching contexts. The overall aim is to revisit the communicative approach and identify the major components that need to be incorporated in the communicative approach to support teaching and learning of English in non-native contexts. Specifically, papers need to reflect on whether or not a communicative approach should focus on receptive skills before productive ones or oral before written; whether or not grammatical competence should be an essential component of communicative competence; whether a functionally-based communicative approach is more likely to have positive consequences for second language learners; and whether or not non-native texts should be incorporated into second language classroom material.

Call deadline: 30 July 2016
Article length: 6000 words
Submission guidelines: APA format
Submission site: CALR
Submission title: CALR 7th issue
Date of publication: December 2016

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