Call for Papers:  Special issue on ‘Current Approaches to Bilingualism’

A special issue of the International Journal of Language and Applied Linguistics (IJLAL) is to appear in October 2015, and submissions are invited for articles, which will focus on current approaches to bilingualism. The special issue, which is to be guest-edited by Elena Gómez Parra and Cristina A. Huertas (both University of Córdoba, Spain) aims to “promote the discussion and dissemination of new ideas and practices” and showcase both empirical work and innovative practical applications in the field of bilingualism.

A non-exhaustive list of topics includes:

  • Bilingualism theory
  • Fundamental concepts in bilingual education
  • Student participation in bilingual programmes
  • Adaptation of bilingual education to the European Higher Education
  • Assessment of bilingual programmes
  • CLIL and bilingual education
  • Quality of bilingual programmes
  • Social impact of bilingual education
  • Curriculum development for bilingual education

Prospective authors are invited to submit an article, ranging from 3,000 to 7,000 words. This will likely include the following information: title, name and affiliation of the author(s), research goals or questions, methods, theoretical framing, successes, challenges, social, institutional and pedagogical impacts, and implications for future research.

Articles should be submitted by email to the guest editors (elena.gomez [at] uco [dot] es and cristina.huertas [at] uco [dot] es) by 15th July 2015. The words “Article proposal” and the name(s) of the author(s) should be included in the subject of the email. The articles will be peer-reviewed according to the timetable below.

Publication Timeframe

Article submission 15th July 2015
Notification of acceptance decision (with modifications, if applicable) 1st August 2015
Corrections by authors 1st September 2015
Final version of article submission 15th September 2015
Publication of the issue 1st October 2015

Image Credit: eye/see @ flickr, CC BY-NC-ND | hat tip: LANTERN @ The University of Manchester

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