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Academic Exchange Quarterly

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2013

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Academic Exchange Quarterly
Winter 2013, Volume 17, Issue 4
Expanded issue up to 400+ pages

Articles on various topics plus the following special section:

- The Role of Language in Society and Education
Feature Editors: Emilia Di Martino, ricercatore of Lingua e Traduzione Inglese Università Suor Orsola Benincasa, Napoli (Italia), emiliadimartino@gmail.com; Bruna Di Sabato, full professor of Didattica delle lingue moderne Università Suor Orsola Benincasa, Napoli (Italia), bdisabato.unisob@gmail.com

Focus:

Population movements across the world have resulted in cultural and linguistic contact, a situation that creates new opportunities to study the relationship between language, society, and education. This issue seeks to contribute to the understanding of the role of language in society and education.
- teaching to heritage speakers
- maintaining biliteracy
- cultural and linguistic issues related to migration
- bilingualism, language policies, and language planning
- migration and hybridism in language
- language and education
- pragmatics in the classroom
- language and dialect contact
- discourse analysis
- language ideologies
- translation as cultural mediation

This edition intends to bring together research on sociolinguistics, pragmatics, dialectology, and discourse analysis with a view to raising awareness to language ecology and the ethical issues involved in language pedagogy.

Who May Submit:

Submissions are welcome from researchers and educators at all levels; those that are involved in the teaching of first, second, or foreign language are especially welcome. Please identify your submission with keyword: LANGUAGE-8

Article Submission Deadline:

Any time until the end of August, 2013.
See details for other deadline options like early, regular, and short.

Submission Procedure:
http://rapidintellect.com/AEQweb/rufen1.htm

Please read carefully before submitting your contribution:

1. Feature editors only decide the review outcome when there is a disagreement between two reviewers.

2. Feature Editors do not intervene on behalf of authors who fail to meet requirements.

3. Any lengthy-frequent-repetitive contacts with the journal is discouraged.
Journal's ten year publishing experience suggests maximum 8 e-mail/postal contacts between the author and AEQ as the norm

1) submission, 2) submission clarification, 3) copyright, and 4) extra contact
You must complete the above 3 in maximum 4 e-mail/postal contacts. Otherwise, your submission will be rejected or rescheduled for consideration until the next available issue.

5) reviews, 6) reviews clarification, 7) final copy, and 8) extra contact
Exceeding eight contacts may disqualify your submission from further consideration as it drives up journal's administrative cost above the sixty-two dollars average per one submission. Hence, in
order to work efficiently, we had to establish 'eight contacts limit' per one submission.

4. The journal does not offer page proofs, offprints, hard copy of galleys or author's complimentary copy of the issue. Instead, authors may qualify for 1/2 price author's copy. If you plan to purchase a
paper copy, you may want to order ASAP when you are assured of paper's publication. Usually, Academic Exchange Quarterly is sold out the month it is printed.


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