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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Studies in Graduate and Professional Student Development

Call Deadline: 01-Oct-2013

Call Information:
Special Issue of Studies in Graduate and Professional Student Development (Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press), "Talking Matters: Research on Talk and Communication of International Teaching Assistants"

This special issue showcases current applied research from working ITA educators on broadly conceived issues concerning ITAs' professional talk and communication. Readers of this special issue are university personnel at all levels and in multiple disciplines (including STEM fields) who plan formal and informal initiatives for ITAs and U.S. undergraduates.

Prospective authors and reviewers: Applied linguists, communication studies specialists, intercultural communication specialists, teaching and learning center staff, and others actively engaged in applied research on ITAs. Reviewers should offer concrete, constructive, additive commentary to contributors, and will be listed by name in the special issue.

Contributions: Data-driven original research manuscripts of 7500 words. Manuscripts should be grounded in theory. Well-referenced "think pieces" with clearly stated applications are also welcome for consideration.

Guest Editor: Greta Gorsuch, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and Second Language Studies, Texas Tech University.

Deadlines and Timeline:
October 1, 2013: 250-300 word abstracts + any additional material already developed due to guest editor.
October 31, 2013: Authors informed of initial decision, begin work on full-length manuscripts.

May 30, 2014: First full working drafts of manuscripts due to guest editor and then sent to reviewers.

August 15, 2014: Reviews to guest editor, transmitted to contributors with directions from guest editor.

October 15, 2014: Revised manuscripts due to guest editor.

November 1, 2014: Final decision given to authors.

November, 2014 to early 2015: Copy editing, manuscripts sent to series editor. prepare for publication.

First half of 2015: Publication of special issue.

Please address inquiries to Greta Gorsuch, greta.gorsuch@ttu.edu


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