LINGUIST List 21.4924

Mon Dec 06 2010

Calls: Applied Linguistics /Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics (JRNL)

Editor for this issue: Dayn Schulert <>

        1.     Saihua Xia , Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics

Message 1: Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics
Date: 05-Dec-2010
From: Saihua Xia <>
Subject: Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics
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Full Title: Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 25-Dec-2010

Second Call for PapersAbstract Submission Deadline Extended

2012 Special Issue for Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics (IJAL)

IJAL is peer-reviewed and internationally distributed journal(, which started in 1975. The theme for thisspecial issue is Classroom Research on Second Language Acquisition (SLA):Advanced Learner Issues.

How to develop a new level of language proficiency (e.g. discourse-level)has always been the question that second language learners ask after theyhave achieved a survival level of proficiency. From SLA research andpedagogy over the past 15 years, we find each of these areas has devotedsystematic and sustained attention to the development of survival languageskills. Beginning and intermediate levels of students have constantly beenthe focus of research. This sustained attention has significantly promotedlearners' language proficiency, especially at the survival level. However,for a significant number of second language learners, the language learningjourney does not end at the survival level; it must continue at advancedacademic and professional levels. To be successful at those levels,discourse-level proficiency is crucial. To help optimize learners'attention and self-practice at the discourse level, researchers mustconsistently investigate problems and issues that hinder advanced learners.Therefore, we are interested in bringing scholarship together that willcomprehensively and coherently address classroom SLA issues pertinent toadvanced language learning at a discourse level. Specifically, we areinterested in data-driven contributions on the following topics (but arenot limited to) that are relevant to the theme:

Linguistic Issues: Discourse-level language skills-advanced writing,clarity of speaking, topic maintaining or developing, summarizing,conceptual understanding of texts, advanced listeningCognitive Issues: Strategies, awareness, perceptions, thought patterndifferences between languages, attention, fluency, top-down/bottom-upprocessing, self-study skillsPragmatic Issues: Politeness, effectiveness, context, face, conversationnorms and nuances, speech acts in discourseCultural Issues: Cultural behaviors, cross-cultural discourse proficiency,intercultural conflicts and negotiations, home culture vs. target culturein either second or foreign language contextEthic Issues: Plagiarism, teamwork, group dynamics

Tentative Publication TimelineDec. 25, 2010 Abstract/Proposal DueJan. 5. 2010 Notification of Acceptance of ProposalsMar. 31, 2011 Manuscripts DueJuly 31, 2011 Blind Reviewers' Feedback DueOct. 31, 2011 Revised Manuscripts DueJan. 2012 Sent to the PublisherMar. 2012 Scheduled Publication

Submission GuidelinesAbstract and manuscript submissions should follow APA manuscript styleformat. All submissions must be sent electronically in Microsoft word, PDFor RTF format. In the submission, indicate your full name, affiliation,contact information on a separate page and submit both the abstract,including the information page, and manuscript to this email

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