Call for Papers: Teaching English as a Lingua Franca in Japan

An edited collection is being planned, which will focus on English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in Japan, and submissions are invited from researchers in a variety of settings, including universities, senmon gakko, eikawa schools, primary/secondary schools & colleges or business settings.

Prospective authors are asked to submit a single page abstract or outline of their proposed chapter (A4, double-spaced), as well as a brief biodata statement, including research interests, teaching background and affiliation. The deadline for submitting this abstract is 20th December 2014.

Notification of acceptance will be given by 20th January 2015. Authors whose papers have been accepted will be invited to submit a complete chapter (20-25 pages, incl. references and appendices) by 28th February 2015. It is expected that the volume will be published in Autumn 2015 or Spring 2016.

Timeline, at a glance
  • 20 December 2014: Deadline for abstracts
  • 20 January 2015: Notification of acceptance
  • 28 February 2015: Deadline for chapters
  • Autumn 2015/Spring 2016: Publication (publisher: TBC)
Additional information

Questions and submissions should be directed to James Essex (thesociolinguist[at]thesociolinguist[dot]com), including as the subject line ‘Book Query’ for queries, and ‘Book Proposal’ for proposals.


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