LINGUIST List 29.2816

Fri Jul 06 2018

Calls: General Linguistics / Journal of Asian Pacific Communication (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 27-Jun-2018
From: Danjie Su <>
Subject: General Linguistics / Journal of Asian Pacific Communication (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Journal of Asian Pacific Communication

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Oct-2018

Call for Papers:
Preparing Teachers for Addressing the Sociocultural Issues with Asian Pacific Immigrants and Refugees
Special Issue of the Journal of Asian Pacific Communication (JAPC)
John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam

Guest edited by:
Yin Lam Lee-Johnson (
Hsiao-Chin Kuo (

In the field of language and literacy teacher preparation, there has been a paradigmatic shift towards a sociocultural perspective which foregrounds the needs of immigrants and refugees from the Asia Pacific region. This shift is manifested in ample research studies for affirming family heritage and appropriating the students' transnational experiences inside and outside the classroom. The uprooting and transplanting experiences of these students often bring along trauma, especially for immigrant and refugee students who had gone through war, famine, hurricane, and other natural disasters. These students often have particular learning needs and they may feel disconnected with their fellow teachers and classmates. As teacher educators, we ask what opportunities can we create for teacher candidates to have a deeper understanding of these students. What kind of teaching practices will empower and enrich these students' and their teachers' lives? What kind of sociocultural issues often manifest themselves in the classroom when intersection of country of origin, race, gender, class, and sexuality becomes normalized in the classroom?

This Special Issue of JAPC focuses on the preparation of language and literacy teachers for addressing the sociocultural issues when teaching immigrants and refugees from Asia Pacific. Possible manuscripts may include but they are not limited to the following areas:
- Family and community engagement
- Language and literacy practices in the multimodal era
- Dialogical approaches and translanguaging processes in the classroom
- Intersectionality and critical perspective in teacher education
- Socio-emotional aspects of learning
- Healing pedagogy for addressing the learners' traumatic experiences

We invite contributors who worked on empirical studies related to language and literacy teacher preparation for immigrants and refugees from Asia Pacific. The studies do not have to be conducted only in a specific Western society. Manuscripts conducted in the Asia Pacific are also welcome. Studies which examine more than one migrant community are welcome. The selection of manuscripts will be based on relevancy, the depth of discussion, and significance. Please send a brief abstract (200 words max.) stating the objective, theoretical framework, methodology, and findings by December 10, 2018.

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