LINGUIST List 31.3567

Fri Nov 20 2020

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

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 12-Nov-2020
From: Bonsignori Veronica <>
Subject: Call for Papers: New Book Series: ELCS - Education, Language and Communication Studies
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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)

Papers should be no longer than 7000 words, including references, they should be written either in English or Italian and should include a 200-word abstract. They should be sent to the following email address by 28th February 2021, specifying the relevant theme(s) and “ELCS volume 1” as the subject of the message.

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 paper without indicating the author(s)’ name(s) and affiliation(s) as in the “Paper” template

All papers 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

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)

Page Updated: 20-Nov-2020