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Wed Nov 06 2019

Calls: Discourse Analysis / Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 05-Nov-2019
From: Habib Abdesslem <>
Subject: Discourse Analysis / Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Call Deadline: 30-Aug-2020

Call for Papers:

Academic Discourse in the Outer and Expanding Circles

The second half of the 20th century witnessed an unprecedented spread of English outside the countries where it is predominantly a Native Language and beyond Great Britain's former colonies where it is a Second Language and often a lingua franca. Braj Kachru's three-circles model tried to capture this expansion. Kachru referred to the countries where English is a Native Language as Inner Circle, the countries where it is a Second Language as Outer Circle, and the countries where it is a Foreign Language as Expanding Circle.

Scholars in the Inner Circle, Developed countries are major contributors to knowledge, which they formulate and present according to the rhetorical patterns of their respective disciplinary genres. Most high ranking journals are published in Developed, Inner Circle countries and most top universities in the world are American or British; some high quality journals are published in other European countries; a few are published in China and South Korea; and hardly any are published in Developing countries.

However, academic discourse is not completely detached from the socio-cultural contexts in which it is produced and disseminated. Novice and expert Outer Circle and Expanding Circle academics have issues with acculturation in the Inner Circle peers' modes of reasoning, rhetorical practices, and even lexical and syntactic preferences.
The proposed Special Issue for Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics welcomes Studies, Reflections, and Book Reviews on academic discourse, particularly in Outer and Expanding Circles.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Universality, localism, and power in academic discourse practices
- Innovation, convention, and standardization in academia and in academic discourse
- Rhetorical patterns and structures in academic discourse genres and subgenres
- Metadiscourse features in academic discourse genres
- Academic genre and subgenre stability, change, and hybridity
- Stance in and across academic disciplinary genres
- Academic Reading-Writing processes and strategies
- Plagiarism and authenticity in academic discourse
- Research Publication policies, processes, and strategies

AJAL Special Issue will be published in November 2020 . The Deadline for typescripts submissions is August 30, 2020. Potential contributors are invited to consult:

Special Issue Editor:
Habib Abdesslem
Professor of Linguistics, University of Manouba, Tunis, Tunisia.
Visiting Professor of Linguistics and Translation Studies, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia.

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