LINGUIST List 31.1716

Thu May 21 2020

FYI: New Book Series: ELCS - Education, Language and Communication Studies - Call for papers

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 20-May-2020
From: Veronica Bonsignori <>
Subject: New Book Series: ELCS - Education, Language and Communication Studies - Call for papers
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ELCS – Education, Language and Communication Studies is a new international multilingual series published by the Linguistic Research Laboratory of the University of Rome “Foro Italico”. It is designed to bring together scholars willing to contribute on a variety of topics dealing with Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, second language teaching/learning, Second Language Acquisition, and English for Specific Purposes (ESP) as well as Language for Specific Purposes (LSP). The book series is concerned with a range of languages, including English, Italian, Spanish, French and German. It is an online-only and open access book series, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non commercial-No derivs 3.0 Unported. All articles undergo double-blind peer review process.

Book series indexing: Google Scholar, BASE, EBSCO, World Cat.

Book series website:

Call for Papers (

Vol. 1 – Language teaching for sport

The new series ELCS – Education, Language and Communication Studies, promoted and published by the linguistic research laboratory of the University of Rome “Foro Italico”, will devote the inaugural volume to the theme of language teaching for the sports sector in higher education. This first volume aims to provide a platform for sharing and exploiting the experience of language teaching in this specific field, thus building on the best practices tested, the challenges faced through the use of new techniques and the possible evolution and adaptation of teaching and evaluation strategies over time. Proposals must concern one of the following languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French and German. Particular importance will also be given to the use of digital and technological tools for the teaching of these languages.

We welcome submissions that address one or more of the topics below in the sports sector:

- Classroom teaching and “blended” or online teaching
- Pre-, formative and final assessment of language skills
- Innovative digital and technological tools in language teaching and assessment
- Language teaching and inclusion activities for students with special needs
- Language teaching at university
- Multilingualism and language exchanges applied to teaching (Tandem)

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words, with max 5 references, and should be written either in English or Italian. They should be sent to the following email address by 18 October 2020, specifying the relevant theme(s).

Contributors should follow the instructions below and use the templates provided:

- Fill in the “Cover sheet” document with your personal information as indicated in the appropriate template
- Send your abstract without indicating the author(s)’ name(s) and affiliation(s) as in the “Abstract” template

All abstracts will be submitted to a double-blind review process and will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

- Original topic of relevance to volume theme(s)
- Appropriate theoretical background and references
- Clearly articulated aim(s), methodological approach and (preliminary) findings
- Well-structured and clearly written

Authors will receive the notification of abstract acceptance by 18 November 2020.

Important dates:

18 October 2020: deadline for submitting abstracts

18 November 2020: notification of abstract acceptance

28 February 2021: provisional deadline for paper submission

Contact information:

The volume, with ISBN and DOI, will be published in digital format and open access with Creative Commons licence and indexed in the main scientific databases for the humanities (Google Scholar, BASE, Ebsco, World Cat)

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

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