Critical Inquiry in Language Studies: An International Journal (CILS)

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Critical Inquiry in Language Studies: An International Journal (CILS)
The official journal of the International Society for Language Studies

Edited by Terry A. Osborn and Timothy G. Reagan
Neag School of Education
University of Connecticut
Critical Inquiry in Language Studies: An International Journal (CILS)
is the peer-reviewed, quarterly official journal of the International
Society for Language Studies. Language studies overlaps fields of
applied linguistics, language policy, language planning,  modern
languages and literatures, education, anthropology, sociology, history,
political science, psychology, and cultural studies (including related
fields such as law, media, and information technology).

CILS  focuses on critical discourse and research in language matters,
broadly conceived, that is generated from qualitative, critical
pedagogical, and emergent paradigms. In these paradigms, language is
considered to be a socially constituted cultural construct that gives
shape to, and at the same time is shaped by, the larger social,
political, and historical contexts of its use. Research on issues of
language from such perspectives has historically been marginalized as
well as compartmentalized within academic disciplines. The primary
purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for discussion of the
research from such emerging paradigms and at the same time to bridge
arbitrary disciplinary territories in which it is being done.

CILS seeks manuscripts that present original research on issues of
language, power, and community within educational, political, and
sociocultural contexts with broader reference to international and/or
historical perspective. Equally welcome are manuscripts that address
the development of emergent research paradigms and methodology related
to language studies. Though CILS seeks to present a balance of research
from contributing disciplines, interdisciplinary foci are encouraged,
with the goal of fostering a dialogue among those who teach languages
and literatures and those who teach about language(s) in  related
fields. A second focus ofCILS is to provide, through its book and media
review section, a vehicle for communication among disciplines regarding
existing publications and research in the field of language studies. 

Editorial Advisory Board
Michael Apple, University of WisconsinElsa Roberts Auerbach, University
of Massachusetts BostonFrancesca Balladon, University of NatalDennis
Baron, University of Illinois Charles Bazerman, University of
California, Santa BarbaraSari Knopp Biklen, Syracuse UniversityJames
Cummins, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of
TorontoRichard Donato, University of PittsburghCarole Edelsky, Arizona
State UniversityRosalie Finlayson, University of South AfricaJames Gee,
University of WisconsinFrançois M. Grin, Université de GenèveJoan Kelly
Hall, University of GeorgiaJames Lantolf, Pennsylvania State
UniversityCynthia Lewis, University of IowaAngel Lin, City University
of Hong KongAllan Luke, University of QueenslandSonia Nieto, University
of Massachusetts, AmherstFrank Nuessel, University of
LouisvilleMargaret Obondo, Rinkeby Institute on Multilingual Research,
StockholmTerry A. Osborn, University of ConnecticutAneta Pavlenko,
Temple UniversityAlastair Pennycook, University of Technology
SydneyRobert Phillipson, Copenhagen Business SchoolTimothy Reagan,
University of ConnecticutElana Shohamy, Tel Aviv UniversityTove
Skutnabb-Kangas, University of RoskildeJames Tollefson, International
Christian UniversityGuadalupe Valdés, Stanford UniversityTeun A. van
Dijk, University of AmsterdamJohn Watzke, University of Notre Dame

• 	Feature Articles. Refereed and/or invited articles reporting on
• 	The Forum. A moderated discussion involving multiple scholars
discussing perspectives on selected relevant topics. The moderator
coordinates and prepares the section for transmission to the editors.
The format is flexible.
• 	Praxis. Reports of theory–oriented research in action.  The format
is flexible.
• 	Media Reviews. Reviews of books and other media of interest to
readers. Of specific interest are reviews of non-English language
• 	Scholar’s Profile. A review of a prominent scholar’s work completed
in consultation with numerous experts in the field and, if appropriate,
the profiled scholar. Special attention is given here to introducing
readers across disciplines to the featured scholar’s work.
• 	ISLS News and Notes. Announcements, reports, and events of interest
to International Society for Language Studies members, presented in a
supplementary fashion.  

Instructions for contributors

Manuscripts should be double-spaced--including title page, text,
tables, charts, references, notes, and appendixes--and must adhere to
the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological
Association (5th ed.). The first page should include the title,
name(s), and affiliation(s) of author(s) and full contact addresses for
correspondence (including e-mail). The second page should include the
title (but no author identification), an abstract of not more that 150
words, a list of up to 6 key words, and a word count. Use either
American or British spelling consistently within an article.
Manuscripts should normally be no more than 25 to 30 double-spaced
pages (including references, notes, and tables). Minimize the number of
notes. Tables and figures should be placed after the references, each
on a separate page with an indication as to where in the text where
they occur. Figures, tables, and black-and-white photos must be
submitted in .jpg, .gif, or Word documents.  Please contact the editors
to inquire about undertaking a review; unsolicited reviews will not be
accepted. Reviews should be between 1,500 and 2,000 words. Guidelines
are the same as for articles. Only original work not previously
published and not currently under review elsewhere will be considered.
Contributions should be in English and will be reviewed anonymously.
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