21.4435, Calls: Applied Linguistics/Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics (Jrnl)

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Subject: 21.4435, Calls: Applied Linguistics/Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics (Jrnl)

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Date: 05-Nov-2010
From: saihua xia [saihua.xia at murraystate.edu]
Subject: Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics

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Date: Fri, 05 Nov 2010 17:52:05
From: saihua xia [saihua.xia at murraystate.edu]
Subject: Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics

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Full Title: Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 05-Dec-2010 

Second Call for Papers

2012 Special Issue for Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics (IJAL)

IJAL is peer-reviewed and internationally distributed journal 
(www.bahripublications.in), which started in 1975. The theme for this special 
issue is Classroom Research on Second Language Acquisition (SLA): 
Advanced Learner Issues. 

How to develop a new level of language proficiency (e.g. discourse-level) has 
always been the question that second language learners ask after they have 
achieved a survival level of proficiency. From SLA research and pedagogy 
over the past 15 years, we find each of these areas has devoted systematic 
and sustained attention to the development of survival language skills. 
Beginning and intermediate levels of students have constantly been the focus 
of research. This sustained attention has significantly promoted learners' 
language proficiency, especially at the survival level. However, for a 
significant number of second language learners, the language learning journey 
does not end at the survival level; it must continue at advanced academic 
and professional levels. To be successful at those levels, discourse-level 
proficiency is crucial. To help optimize learners' attention and self-practice at 
the discourse level, researchers must consistently investigate problems and 
issues that hinder advanced learners. Therefore, we are interested in bringing 
scholarship together that will comprehensively and coherently address 
classroom SLA issues pertinent to advanced language learning at a 
discourse level. Specifically, we are interested in data-driven contributions on 
the following topics (but are not limited to) that are relevant to the theme: 

Linguistic Issues:	Discourse-level language skills-advanced writing, 
clarity of speaking, topic maintaining or developing, summarizing, conceptual 
understanding of texts, advanced listening 
Cognitive Issues: 	Strategies, awareness, perceptions, thought pattern 
differences between languages, attention, fluency, top-down/bottom-up 
processing, self-study skills
Pragmatic Issues: Politeness, effectiveness, context, face, conversation 
norms and nuances, speech acts in discourse 
Cultural Issues: 	Cultural behaviors, cross-cultural discourse proficiency, 
intercultural conflicts and negotiations, home culture vs. target culture in 
either second or foreign language context 
Ethic Issues: Plagiarism, teamwork, group dynamics

Tentative Publication Timeline
Dec. 5, 2010  	 		Abstract/Proposal Due
Dec. 20. 2010			Notification of Acceptance of Proposals
Mar. 31, 2011			Manuscripts Due
July 31, 2011			Blind Reviewers' Feedback Due 
Oct. 31, 2011			Revised Manuscripts Due
Jan. 2012 			Sent to the Publisher
Mar. 2012			Scheduled Publication

Submission Guidelines
Abstract and manuscript submissions should follow APA manuscript style 
format. All submissions must be sent electronically in Microsoft word, PDF or 
RTF format. In the submission, indicate your full name, affiliation, contact 
information on a separate page and submit both the abstract, including the 
information page, and manuscript to this email address: 
advancedlearnerissues at gmail.com. Length of abstract should be a 
maximum of 600 words and the manuscript should be a maximum of 6000 
words. The abstract is due by Dec.5, 2010. Direct any questions to the guest 
editors: Drs. Saihua Xia or Latricia Trites, Dpt. of English & Philosophy, 
Murray State University, KY, 42071. Phone: 270 8094548; Email: 
saihua.xia at murraystate.edu or latricia.trites at murraystate.edu

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