[lg policy] CFP: Exploring Possible Benefits of Bilingualism in the Labor Market and Beyond

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 27 20:00:02 UTC 2012

Forwarded From:  edling at lists.sis.utsa.edu

Call for Papers

Exploring Possible Benefits of Bilingualism in the Labor Market and Beyond

The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles, in collaboration
with the Educational Testing Service (ETS), is pleased to issue a call
for papers under the general topic of “The Benefits of Bilingualism.”
We are especially interested in research that demonstrates whether
there are labor market benefits to bilingualism in the United States,
particularly for individuals who are proficient in one or more
languages in addition to English.  The benefit may take the form of
increased salary, possible advantages in entering the labor market
(“getting a job”), retaining a job (especially in recessionary times),
being promoted within a job, or other ways in which the bilingual
individual might be advantaged in the labor market.  Although the call
for papers does not direct itself specifically to other kinds of
advantages, we are open to suggestions for papers that would provide
strong evidence for additional benefits accruing from bi- or

We anticipate funding 5 or 6 papers at an amount of about $5,000.00
each.  Once contracted, the author(s) would be requested to submit the
first complete draft by July 31, 2012.  An Authors’ Roundtable will be
scheduled for late summer 2012, at which the papers will be reviewed
and discussed by other authors and experts in the field.  The
Roundtable will be held at UCLA and travel expenses will be covered
for attending. Subsequent to the Roundtable, authors will be given 6
weeks to respond to comments and submit the final manuscript.

It is the intention of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos
Civiles to publish the papers in a bound volume with a major press.
Additional dissemination of the papers is also anticipated.  Authors
will be consulted on this process.

Potential authors should submit a two-page proposal to:  Laurie
Russman, CRP Coordinator, at crp at ucla.edu

The proposal should include:  (1) Title and author information; (2)
Question(s) to be addressed; (3) Data set to be used; (4) Analyses to
be conducted; (5) Current state of the research, for example, is this
work already underway?, and (6) Timeline for completion.

Deadline for Submission of Proposal:  February 15, 2012


Laurie Russman
The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles
UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
(ph) 310-267-5562
(fax) 310-206-6293

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