LINGUIST List 32.3088

Thu Sep 30 2021

Calls: Applied Linguistics / System (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 25-Sep-2021
From: Matthew Prior <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics / System (Jrnl)
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Full Title: System

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call for Papers:

The journal System welcomes submissions to a special issue on Language Teacher Emotion Research: Contemporary Developments and Challenges.

This special issue (SI) focuses on innovations and challenges in contemporary language teacher emotion research, a growing subfield of Applied Linguistics and Language Education. Drawing on theoretical, methodological, pedagogical, epistemological, and other perspectives of experienced researchers and educators around the world, it aims to take stock of contemporary language teacher research and practice and to interrogate its utility, aims, and values: where we have come from, where we are, where we go from here, and how and why.

To review the current state of language teacher emotion scholarship and to advance this critical area of research and practice, the proposed SI will include papers ranging from original studies (qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods) to those focusing on methodological and conceptual issues. In reporting their original research, contributors are expected to keep the purpose of this SI in view. That is, they are to situate their conceptual and analytical frameworks in language teacher emotion research and to make explicit how their specific research approach and study findings advance the field and its aims. Papers focusing on methodological and conceptual matters should include a critical review of existing literature and offer proposals for refining theory and/or pursuing alternative ways to conduct language teacher research.

All papers should also make connections with theory as they contribute insights for teacher training and professional development and promote effective, empowering, ethical, and reflective practices. Similarly, contributors are asked to explain how they theorize and operationalize emotion, describe how their approach and/or perspective contributes to our understandings and investigations of emotions in language teaching and offer suggestions for future directions.

We especially encourage submissions that engage with the emotional realities of teachers of languages other than English, that are innovative and transdisciplinary, that represent diverse approaches, epistemologies, and perspectives, and that bring attention to underrepresented geographic, cultural, moral-political, and institutional contexts and concerns.

For more details, please see:

Guest editors:
Matthew T. Prior, Arizona State University.
Mari Haneda, Pennsylvania State University.

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