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Complexity studies in Applied Linguistics

Update (2015)

The special issue on Complexity and Applied Linguistics which is described in the section below appeared in the April/June 2013 issue of the Brazilian Journal of Applied Linguistics / RBLA (Volume 13, Issue 2). It contains 11 articles and an editorial note outlining how complex systems theory can inform applied linguistics and language education.

You can access the table of contents by clicking on the link below:

Larsen-Freeman, D. & Menezes, V. (eds). (2013). Special issue on Complexity Studies in Applied Linguistics. Revista Brasileira de Linguística Aplicada, 13(2).

Call for papers

The Brazilian Journal of Applied Linguistics is inviting papers for a a special issue on Complexity studies in Applied Linguistics, to appear in 2013. The special issue will be jointly edited by Dr Diane Larsen-Freeman and Dr Vera Menezes. This peer-reviewed journal, which was founded in 2001, is distributed to all members of the Brazilian Association of Applied Linguistics, and is indexed by MLA, Linguistics Abstracts and Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts.

Contributions, up to 8,000 words (including references, notes and tables), should be sent to by 30 July 2012. The title, abstract (10 lines) and key words should appear in both English and Portuguese. The journal will provide support to those authors who are not able to write in Portuguese. Papers reporting on empirical research will be given priority, but reviews are also welcome.

A copy of the CfP, containing detailed submission guidelines, can be downloaded from here.

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