It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
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Novitas: Research on Youth and Language (ROYAL)
Novitas-ROYAL (Research on Youth and Language) is an open access, international, and fully refereed (peer-reviewed) journal devoted to research and critical discussion about all aspects of learning and teaching of foreign languages. The journal publishes inter- and multidisciplinary research on the intersections of the education of youth with a focus on teaching of foreign languages, cultures, and literatures. The primary aim of the journal is to help accumulate knowledge of how foreign languages, cultures, and literatures have the potential to change the lives of students.
Submissions are solicited for the next issue (Volume 7- Issue 1). The call deadline for this issue is February 15, 2013.
Novitas-ROYAL is mainly interested in the relationship between various aspects of teaching and learning of foreign languages with a special emphasis on English Language Teaching. Topics of articles should be related to youth in the following categories:
-Youth and language -Discourse and discursive constructions -Foreign language teaching -Teaching culture and intercultural issues -Gender and language -Language education -Language acquisition -CALL -Applied linguistics -Youth and curricula -Literature and literature teaching
Articles should be between 2,000-10,000 words long.
Authors should include the following information on a separate sheet of paper: name, institutional affiliation and position, e-mail address, web page, and research interests.
Prior to submission, articles should first be assessed by the author using the Reviewers' Checklist, also used by the editorial board, to check whether the article meets the basic requirements of the journal:
All articles submitted are refereed by at least two specialist reviewers. Once an article is accepted, it is published in the closest issue of the journal. It is expected that the submitted article is not currently under consideration for another publication and has not been published before.
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