21.3303, Calls: Language Acquisition/System (Jrnl)

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Subject: 21.3303, Calls: Language Acquisition/System (Jrnl)

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Date: 16-Aug-2010
From: Paula Kalaja < paula.kalaja at jyu.fi >
Subject: System

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Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2010 14:02:04
From: Paula Kalaja [paula.kalaja at jyu.fi]
Subject: System

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Full Title: System 

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition 

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2010 

This is the final announcement of a Special Issue of System which is
planned for September 2011. It will be on the subject of Beliefs about
Second Language Acquisition, as a follow up to the Special Issue on this
topic published by this journal in 1999 as well as on the developments in
this area since then. The Guest Editors will be Ana Maria Ferreira
Barcelos, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil & Paula Kalaja, University
of Jyväskylä, Finland.

A decade ago a special issue of System brought learner beliefs about
language to the attention of SLA researchers. Since then a lot has happened
in SLA and in Applied Linguistics, bringing changes to how we understand
beliefs and their role in language learning and teaching. We believe it is
time to review the changes and bring new understandings of this concept to
the fore. Thus, to celebrate more than a decade of research on learner
beliefs we propose this volume with key articles 

In the first instance, intending authors are requested to submit proposals
of 300-500 words to the Guest Editors. The deadline for submissions is
September 1st, 2010.
The proposed papers should focus on beliefs about second language
acquisition or teaching held by students or teachers, or other agents in
the field of language education (e.g., parents, school authorities). The
papers should have a sound theoretical basis and should rely on
interpretative, qualitative, sociocultural or contextual approaches to the
investigation of this concept. Given the goals of the journal, empirical
studies, review articles and state-of-the-art articles are all welcome on
any of the following areas:

-	The relationship between beliefs and actions
-	The nature of beliefs
-	Methodological issues in doing research on beliefs 
-	Challenges involved in doing research on beliefs
-	The application of findings concerning beliefs in the classroom
-	Benefits and limitations of research on beliefs (within any approach)
-	Ethical issues in investigating beliefs and belief attribution to
-	The relationship between beliefs and other variables in language learning
such as motivation, styles, strategies, identities and affective variables
-	The relationship between students' and teachers' beliefs
-	Theoretical frameworks used in doing research on beliefs

Proposals, which should not have been submitted elsewhere, should be sent
as e-mail attachment to Ana Barcelos, anamfb at ufv.br and Paula Kalaja,
paula.kalaja at jyu.fi and include the author's name and e-mail details. Out
of the proposals, a number will be chosen by anonymous review by a panel of
specialists; note that selection at this stage does not guarantee
publication.  Authors will be notified by Oct 1st, 2010, of the outcome of
the review; and the deadline for the submission of full papers will be
February 1st, 2011. Papers should confirm to the usual word length of 5000
words, maximum, in the body of the paper and to the house style of the
journal (see Author's instructions on the website at:
www.elsevier.com/locate/system). A final selection will be made by the
panel by April 1st, 2011; and versions incorporating any proposed revisions
will need to be submitted by June 1st, 2011.

All enquiries about the Special Issue should be directed to Ana Barcelos
and Paula Kalaja at the e-mail addresses above.

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