LINGUIST List 33.2383

Fri Jul 29 2022

FYI: Frontiers in Computer Assisted Language Learning

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 17-Jul-2022
From: Mariusz Kruk <>
Subject: Frontiers in Computer Assisted Language Learning
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Proposal Submission Deadline: September 30, 2022

An edited volume in the series New Directions in Computer Assisted Language Learning (Routledge)

Edited by:

Dr Mark Peterson (Kyoto University)
Dr Nasser Jabbari (University of Essex)

In recent years, research involving the use of advanced digital technologies in computer assisted language learning (CALL) has expanded rapidly (Zhang & Zou, 2022). Researchers draw attention to the potential of a wide range of recent technological developments as means to both facilitate and better comprehend second language acquisition in digitally mediated contexts (Godwin-Jones, 2021; Kessler, 2018; Reinders, 2018; Warschauer et al., 2019). However, at the present time, there is no dedicated volume that brings together cutting-edge research on the use of advanced digital technologies in CALL that is informed by contemporary accounts of second language acquisition (SLA). Moreover, there remains a lack of publications that provide researchers and the wider discipline with a resource on which to draw. Through the presentation of theory-based work and accounts of learner-based studies involving advanced digital technologies conducted in the field, it is anticipated that this edited volume will provide a valuable resource for both CALL researchers and language educators.

Call for Chapters

The proposed book will be divided into two sections. The first section will incorporate theory-based papers that will provide comprehensive rationales for the use of advanced digital technologies in CALL that are informed by developments in contemporary SLA research. The second section will focus on learner-based implementation studies. Chapters will be between 6,000 to 8,000 words long. It is anticipated that by providing a window into state-of-the-art research in CALL, this volume will appeal to language teachers, graduate students and researchers working in the fields of applied linguistics, second language acquisition, world languages and the learning sciences. Submissions may include but are not limited to one or more of the following areas:

- Applications of artificial intelligence (AI)
- Augmented reality
- Big data
- Cognitive computing
- Digital game-based learning
- Digital story telling
- Learning analytics
- Mixed reality
- Machine learning
- Natural language processing
- Robot-based language learning

Abstract submission and deadlines

Abstracts should be between 200 and 500 words (excluding references). A wide range of submissions is encouraged, including position papers, reviews and learner-based empirical and case studies. Abstracts (Word document) should be submitted to the following address:

The proposals submission deadline is September 30, 2022.

All proposals should include the following information:

- Full name and title of the author(s)
- Professional status
- Professional address (department, employer, city and country)
- Email addresses (home/work)
- A short bio of each author (no more than 100 words)

All abstracts will be reviewed, and a decision regarding possible inclusion in the monograph will be made within fourteen days. Authors of accepted proposals will be sent further guidelines for the development of their chapter in due course. Authors should note that acceptance of an abstract does not guarantee inclusion in the book, as chapter drafts will be subject to anonymous peer review.

First chapter drafts are due on or before January 15, 2023.

Final acceptance or rejection of chapters is expected to take place within one month of the above date. Prospective authors may submit more than one proposal. However, only one chapter can be accepted per individual author.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

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