Arizona Working Papers in SLA and Teaching [Call for Papers]

Researchers working in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) or related fields are invited to submit original manuscripts to the Arizona Working Papers in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. The papers, which are to be considered for publication in Volume 21 (2014), may be empirical or theoretical in focus, and might discuss topics such as:

  • Language pedagogy and program administration (i.e., ESL/EFL, and foreign language curriculum development, skills development, testing and evaluation, educational technology, current theoretical approaches to second/foreign language curriculum design, program design, language proficiency assessment, SLA in study abroad, program administration, etc.);
  • Language use (i.e., discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, multimodal communication, semiotics, linguistic anthropology, rhetoric, language policy/language planning, pragmatics, multilingualism, identity, variation, socio-cultural factors, etc.);
  • Language analysis (i.e., grammar, contrastive linguistics/interlanguage studies, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, computational linguistics, historical linguistics, etc.); and
  • Language processes (i.e., psycholinguistics, cognitive studies, language processing, foreign language learning and research, interlanguage, etc.)

The journal has an inclusive policy, which welcomes papers from a variety of disciplines, including interdisciplinary papers, as well as papers on.first language studies which are relevant to SLA. In addition, submissions in widely spoken languages other than English are accepted for consideration.

Papers should be formatted in accordance to the 5th edition of the APA Style Manual, and should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages (excluding references & appendices) typeset in Times New Roman 12-point font. Authors are requested to use headers or footers only for page numbers, and to use endnotes rather than footnotes. Additional formatting guidelines can be found here.

Papers should be emailed to awp[at]email.arizona[dot]edu as an attached Word document. The email message should include the authors’ contact information as well as a 50-word bio.

Key dates

  • Submission deadline: 14 February 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 April  2014
  • Submission deadline for revised manuscripts: 31 May 2014
  • Final acceptance: 30 June 2014
  • Publication to appear online: 15 August 2014

You can find more Calls for Papers on Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Education and related fields here.

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