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Tue May 04 2021

Calls: Applied Linguistics / ReCALL (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 30-Apr-2021
From: Cornelia Tschichold <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics / ReCALL (Jrnl)
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Full Title: ReCALL

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2021

Call for Papers, Special Issue - May 2023
Replication in CALL
Guest editor
Cornelia Tschichold (Swansea University, UK)

Call for Papers:

In CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning) as in other areas, replication studies are essential in order to establish a more robust research grounding for the field. Many published studies, if they can be replicated at all, fail to produce similar results, but successfully reproducing the positive results of a CALL study will strengthen the argument for the adoption of technology in the classroom. However, in a field where technological developments are often fast-paced, replications can be a challenge as the software used in the original paper has evolved, become obsolete, or is not available in the language(s) required. This may be one of the reasons why - despite several calls for more replications in CALL within the last decade - there is still a shortage of published replication studies in CALL. With databases such as IRIS, detailed instructions on how to conduct replications (Porte & McManus 2019), and a small but constantly growing list of published replication studies, it should now be possible to successfully overcome this challenge and carry out replication studies of some of the interesting empirical work in CALL. This will increase the validity, reliability and generalizability of findings, which in turn could lead to better acceptance and more realistic views of what CALL can do for the language learner.

The principal theme for this special issue is replication, in any area of CALL. The studies submitted for this issue should be replications of published empirical studies in the area of CALL from the last twenty years. Close, approximate and conceptual replications are all welcome, including:
- replications of studies where the participants' L1 was the variable that was changed
- replications of studies on English where the target language was modified to a language other than English
- replications of studies where the original software was changed
- tightly constructed, conceptual replications that extend an original study from a non-CALL context to a CALL context

The replication studies should show how the methodology of the original paper was reproduced, what the challenges were, and to discuss recommendations for best practice.

As a first step, we invite expressions of interest for submissions to a special issue of ReCALL on replication in CALL. We particularly welcome proposals from early career researchers to submit their ideas for replications or contact the guest editor ( to discuss their ideas at this point.
- Expressions of interest: 30 September 2021
- Submission of papers: 15 May 2022
- Final manuscripts: 31 January 2023
- Publication: May 2023

Instructions for authors:
The usual guidelines for ReCALL submissions apply:
For any questions relating specifically to the special issue and its content, please contact
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