Requests for Papers

The requests for papers, or calls for papers (CFP), listed below are from journals and publishers in fields related to English language teaching, learning, and research. Newly added calls will appear at the top of the list. If you would like to request that a CFP be added to this section, please write to info@tirfonline.org.

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Articulations of International Media and English             

  • Background: JCI (Journal of Communication Inquiry) is seeking input from scholars in a variety of disciplines who can find ways to wed theory from the fields of media and linguistics to examine the intersections of English and media production and consumption. We strongly encourage submissions from international scholars who can provide insiders’ perspectives on the relationships between English language media and indigenous language media in places around the world.
  • Publisher: The Journal of Communication Inquiry
  • Submissions Due: February 17, 2017
  • Further Information: Write to John Carpenter at john-c-carpenter@uiowa.edu

Instructed Second Language Acquisition

  • Background: The overall aim of this journal is to provide an opportunity for researchers, second and foreign language educators, and other language practitioners and policy makers to publish and read second language acquisition research that has direct relevance and impact for language teaching.
  • Publisher: Equinox
  • Submissions Due: May 15, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

Language Policy, Planning and Agentive Responses

  • Background: The proposed edited volume seeks chapter contributions with clear theoretical and methodological bases, and which provide a broad range of perspectives, ranging from personal narratives to other empirically-based inquiries into LPP, language conflicts and human agency.
  • Publisher: TBA
  • Submissions Due: March 1, 2017
  • Further Information: Write to bouchardjeremie@yahoo.com

Learning Languages and Literacy Studies

  • Background: Late modern societies are characterized by constant, fast and unpredictable mobility of people, goods, ideas and values. This mobility and the ensuing unstable and unpredictable conditions of language use also transform the way we acquire and learn language and literacy, the role these play in our lives, and the way we relate to language and literacy as human beings.  As a consequence of these changing conditions, there exists an explicit need to engage with the concepts, categorizations and boundaries that pertain to language, literacy and learning.
  • Publisher: TBD
  • Submissions Due: February 17, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

Journal of Communication Inquiry

  • Topic: Articulations of International Media and English
  • Background: The Journal of Communication Inquiry invites submissions for the 2017 theme issue, “Articulations of International Media and English.” This issue will be devoted to the connections the global spread of English makes with media production and consumption in places where English is not the mother tongue. This includes, but is not limited to, countries where English was introduced via colonization or is treated as a foreign language. English and its global dissemination have been analyzed in terms that range from linguistic imperialism, to neoliberal hegemony, to audience uses of English to create new definitions of the local, national, and global. When approaching the spread of English from a media studies perspective, popular television shows in English, movies in English, and locally-produced English-language news and entertainment content all become objects of analysis. These contexts can include diasporic and indigenous media.
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • Submissions Due: February 17, 2017
  • Further Information: Write to John C. Carpenter and/or Click Here

TESL Canada Journal

  • Topic: Formulaic Language in English Language Acquisition and Teaching
  • Background: This Special Issue of TESL Canada Journal will include papers sharing a focus on the teaching and acquisition of formulaic language, and may present empirical studies or literature reviews with fresh and practical conclusions. Book reviews and practical “In the classroom” short papers will also be included.
  • Publisher: TESL Canada Federation
  • Submissions Due: June 1, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

Research Utilization in TESOL: Perspectives from the Field

  • Background: A gap between research and practice is well documented in the field of TESOL (Abbott et al., 2015; Borg, 2009; Nassaji, 2012; Tavakoli, 2015; Ur, 2012). However, in recent years, we have seen a variety of initiatives to bridge the gap (e.g., by using social media to share research results). Yet, very little is known about how teachers interpret and engage with research findings. This edited book will showcase how in-service teachers utilize research-based knowledge in their pedagogical activities. It will also focus on factors that help or hinder teachers’ research utilization.
  • Publisher: TBD
  • Submissions Due: January 30, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

TESOL Quarterly

  • Topic: English medium instruction and TESOL
  • Publisher: TESOL Quarterly (TESOL International Association)
  • Submissions Due: February 1, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

Journal of Language and Discrimination (JLD)

  • Background: Discrimination is an important research topic in a large number of diverse but related fields, including linguistics, law, anthropology, sociology and psychology. This complex, multidisciplinary research topic often has a strong focus and concern with language. The new Journal of Language and Discrimination aims to bring together a multidisciplinary synergy of approaches on discrimination as a complex linguistic and non-linguistic phenomenon. In bringing together different research strands that focus on discrimination, the journal hopes to serve as a catalyst for innovation and play a pivotal role in establishing interdisciplinary language and discrimination research worldwide.
  • Publisher: Equinox
  • Submissions Due: Contact Editors
  • Further Information: Click here

Volume on Translanguaging in Everyday Practice

  • Background: This volume contributes to current theorizing of how people face diversity in everyday life translanguaging zones as sites of exchange and connection, which mitigate and resist homogenization. If seen from this perspective, translanguaging practices refer to communicative tactics of mediation, reciprocity and mutuality, which cut across assumed linguistic identities and ideologies. Translanguaging, in other words, refers to a transformative communicative activity, which mediates between ‘different ways of being in the world’. To address these issues, we encourage contributions that deal with empirically grounded perspectives on how individuals, as social actors, make use of diverse linguistic resources (languages, varieties, codes, registers) and modalities (speak, write, gesture, sign) to accomplish tasks in different contexts of their everyday social life.
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company (Tentatively Planned)
  • Submissions Due: December 15, 2016
  • Further Information: Write to Gerado Mazzaferro at mazzaferro@unito.it

The Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics

  • Topic: Special issue on “Language Assessment in the Middle East and North Africa”
  • Publisher: Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of Tunis, Tunisia
  • Submissions Due: December 1, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Revisiting the Speaker Construct

  • Topic: As a result of technological advances as well as an ever-increasing body of research in the areas of second language assessment and second language acquisition, a full-range of speaking tests from face-to-face unscripted interviews to fully automated are now in use. Studies to support each of these forms of assessment have been conducted relatively independently of the others. What are the implications of this on the definition of the speaking construct, the operationalization of that construct, and the inferences and generalizations that can be made regarding performance? A special issue of Language Testing(to be published in 2018) will address these questions.
  • Publisher: Language Testing Journal (SAGE Publications)
  • Submissions Due: November 1, 2016
  • Further Information: Write to guest editor India Plough at ploughi@msu.edu

Journal of Second Language Writing

  • Topic: Thesis and dissertation writing in a second language
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Submissions Due: December 1, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Language Teaching in the Linguistic Landscape

  • Topic: With the continued growth of research on linguistic landscape in fields such as sociolinguistics and language policy, interest in the possibilities of linguistic landscape for fostering language development as well as culture and literacy learning has also been on the rise. Studies such as Cenoz and Gorter (2008), Dagenais et al. (2009), and Rowland (2013) have suggested ways to use the diverse texts and textual practices of public spaces for pedagogical purposes as varied as vocabulary development, pragmatic competence, and critical language awareness. (Read more at the link below.)
  • Publisher: TBA
  • Submissions Due: December 1, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Journal of Language and Discrimination

  • Topic: The editors of JLAD invite papers that reflect the diversity of possible approaches in relation to language and discrimination. The aim is to include work with a wide array of approaches that reflect the diversity and recent developments of research on language and discrimination.
  • Publisher: Equinox
  • Submissions Due: Forthcoming
  • Further Information: Click here

Theorizing and Analyzing Language Teacher Agency (Tentative Title)

  • Topics: Chapters that draw on a range of theories of or approaches (e.g., activity theory, positioning theory, feminist theory, etc.) to language teacher agency that expand our understanding of the concept as well as manuscripts that present varying analytic approaches adopted in empirical studies (e.g., discourse studies, narrative inquiry, systemic functional linguistics, etc.). Chapters can analyze the connection of agency to other relevant topics, such as teacher identity, emotions, teacher cognition, positioning, accountability, curriculum change, language policy, etc.
  • Publisher: TBA
  • Submissions Due: September 30, 2016
  • Further Information: Write to langteacheragency@gmail.com

 Managing People with Language: Language Policy, Planning and Practice in Multilingual Blue-collar Workplaces: A Global Perspective

  • Topic: Latest conditions of language policy, planning and practices taking place in diverse ‘blue-collar’ workplaces around the world
  • Publisher: Springer (Language Policy)
  • Submissions Due: November 1, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here or Write to Kellie Gonçalves (goncalves@ens.unibe.ch)

Social Class/SES and Young Learners of English as a Global Language

  • Topic: Many (click before for details)
  • Publisher: Elsevier (System)
  • Submissions Due: October 1, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Education in the Borderlands: Promises, Utopias and Realities

Revisiting the Speaking Construct

  • Topic: (1) Construct comparability across languages; and (2) construct implications for specific language domains
  • Publisher: Language Testing
  • Submissions Due: November 1, 2016
  • Further Information: Write to India Plough (ploughi@msu.edu)

Immigrants, Refugees, Asylum-Seekers, and Forensic Linguistics

  • Topics: Language and Law; Translation and Interpretation; Forensic Phonology and Phonetics; Forensic Linguistics and Ethics; Forensic Linguistics and Education.
  • Publisher: The Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics (GSFL)
  • Submissions Due: February 15, 2017
  • Further Information: Click here

Identities and English Language Education in Asian Contexts

  • Topics: Identities and intercultural communication; Identities and multilingual education; Identities and educational changes; Identities and language use/teaching; Identities in migration and transcultural contexts; Identities and new technology
  • Publisher: The Journal of Asia TEFL
  • Submissions Due: November 30, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

Study Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition and International Education

  • Topic: Role of study abroad in language learning and educational development
  • Publisher: John Benjamins
  • Submissions Due: Rolling
  • Further Information: Click here

Applications of CALL Theory in ESL and EFL Environments

  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Submissions Deadline: July 30, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

English Across the Fracture Lines: The Contribution and Relevance of English to Security, Safety, and Stability in the World

  • Topic: How the English language can be used and can contribute to peace-making, security, resilience, safety, and stability in the world
  • Publisher: British Council
  • Submissions Due: July 5, 2016
  • Further Information: No longer available

Sexualities, Language, and International Politics

  • Topic: Sexualities, language, and international politics
  • Publisher: E-International Relations
  • Submission Due: Contact Editors
  • Further Information: Write to cottet@gmail.com (use subject line “Edited Collection”)

Creativity in the English Language Classroom

  • Topic: Creating in ELE classrooms, based on the the United Nations 17 sustainable development goals
  • Publisher: British Council
  • Submissions Due: June 16, 2016
  • Further Information: No longer available

Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice

  • Topic: Preparing for Admission Tests in English
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Submissions Due: August 1, 2016
  • Further Information: Email Dr. Guoxing Yu at Yu@bristol.ac.uk

Language & Social Justice: Case Studies on Communication & the Creation of Just Societies

  • Topic: Case Studies on the Subject of Language and Social Justice
  • Publisher: TBD (Oxford University Press & Routledge have expressed interest)
  • Submissions Due: June 1, 2016
  • Further Information: Email languagesocialjusticebook@gmail.com

English Along the Fracture Lines: The Contribution and Relevance of English to Security, Safety and Stability of the World 

  • Type: Call for Editors (or Co-Editors)
  • Description: Will cover a range of “difficult” situations and environments, and bring together global perspectives and experiences on the uses and value of English in challenging situations (e.g., for communication, mutual understanding, resilience, and reconciliation).
  • Publisher: British Council
  • Submissions Due: April 30, 2016
  • Further Information: Click here

English Language Teaching Journal

  • Topic: Various topics – visit website for more information
  • Submissions Due: Rolling Deadline
  • Further Information: Click here

Stress and Coping of English Learners in the 21st Century

Early Writing in Indigenous Languages

  • Topic: Indigenous languages
  • Submission Deadline: March 15, 2016
  • Further Information: Email Ari Sherris at sherris@gmail.com

Dialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy

  • Topics: Popular culture and pedagogy
  • Submission Deadline: Rolling; editors encourage continuous inquiries
  • Further Information: Click here and/or email editors at editors@journaldiaglogue.org

Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics

  • Topic: TESOL and Applied Linguistics
  • Submission Deadline: Rolling; inquire with editors
  • Further Information: Email Editors at tcwebjournal@tc.columbia.edu

Call for an Anthology: Nordic-Chinese Intersections on Education

  • Topic: Educational intersection between China and Nordic countries
  • Submission Deadline: February 20, 2016
  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Further Information: Click here

Gifted Education

  • Submission Deadline: May 1, 2016
  • Publisher: Global Education Review
  • Further Information: Click here

Discourse Analysis and Interculturality

Early Writing in Indigenous Languages

  • Topic: Revitalizing endangered languages
  • Submission Deadline: March 15, 2016
  • Publisher: TBA
  • Further Information: Email Ari Sherris at Arieh.Sherris@gmail.com

Reading in the Writing Center

Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics

  • Topic: Special Issue on “Reading in the Arab World”
  • Submission Deadline: Sunday, April 17, 2016
  • Publisher: Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics
  • Further Information: Click here

 GiST

  • Submission Deadline: December 15, 2016
  • Publisher: GiST
  • Further Information: Click here

Indigenous Language Teaching, Learning, and Identities

  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2016
  • Publisher: Canadian Modern Language Review
  • Further Information: Click here

Exchanging Views on Telecollaboration

  • Submission Deadline: October 30, 2015
  • Publisher: Alsic
  • Further Information: Click here

Journal of Immersion and Content-based Language Education

  • Submission Deadline: TBA
  • Publisher: John Benjamins
  • Further Information: Click here

Reexamining and Reenvisioning Criticality in Language Studies

  • Submission Deadline: January 1, 2016
  • Publisher: Taylor and Francis
  • Further Information: Click here

Showcasing the Translingual SL/FL Classroom: Strategies, Practices, and Beliefs

  • Submission Deadline: June 30, 2015
  • Publisher:  Canadian Modern Language Review
  • Further Information: Click here

Voices from the TESOL Classroom Series

  • Submission Deadline: July 20, 2015
  • Publisher: TESOL International Association
  • Further Information: Click here

New Ways in Teaching with Humor

  • Submission Deadline: June 1, 2015
  • Publisher: TESOL International Association
  • Further Information: Click here

Mobile Apps for Language Learning and Teaching

  • Submission Deadline: June 1, 2015
  • Publisher: TESOL International Association
  • Further Information: Click here

Corpus Linguistics for Language Learning and Teaching

  • Submission Deadline: June 1, 2015
  • Publisher: TESOL International Association
  • Further Information: Click here

International Journal of Curriculum and Instruction

  • Submission Deadline: Not stated
  • Publisher: World Council for Curriculum and Instruction
  • Further Information: Click here

TESL Canada Journal

  • Submission Deadline: June 1, 2015
  • Special Theme: Language Assessment in Canada: Critical Issues and Research Agenda
  • Editor: Liying Cheng
  • Publisher: TESOL Canada Journal
  • Further Information: Click here

The International Journal of Learner Corpus Research

  • Submission Deadline: Not stated
  • Editor: Sandra Götz
  • Publisher: John Benjamins
  • Further Information: Click here

Voices from the TESOL Classroom: Participant Inquiries in Adult Education Classes

  • Submission Deadline: July 20, 2015
  • Editor: Phil Quirke
  • Publisher: TESOL
  • Further Information: Click here

GiST

  • Submission Deadline: July 15, 2015
  • Publisher: ÚNICA, Institución Universitaria Colombo Americana
  • Further Information: Click here

Teaching and Learning for Glocal Interaction

  • Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015
  • Editors: Ali Fuad Selvi & Nathanael Rudolph
  • Publisher: TBD
  • Further Information: Click here

The CATESOL Journal

  • Submission Deadline: April 15, 2015
  • Special Theme: Revisioning the Practicum Experience in TESOL Teacher Education
  • Publisher: CATESOL
  • Further Information: Click here

Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics

  • Submission Deadline: Rolling deadline
  • Publisher: Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Further Information: Click here

Springer

  • Topic: Teacher involvement in high-stakes language testing
  • Editors: Daniel Xerri and Patricia Vella Briffa
  • Submission Deadline: December 20, 2014
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Further Information: Click here

GiST

  • Submission Deadline: Rolling deadline
  • Publisher: ÚNICA, Institución Universitaria Colombo Americana
  • Further Information: Click here

Journal of Language and Literacy Education

  • Submission Deadline: February 27, 2015
  • Publisher: University of Georgia
  • Further Information: Click here

The British Council

  • Topic: Creativity in English language teaching and training
  • Editors: Alan Maley and Nik Peachey
  • Submission Deadline: October 1, 2014
  • Publisher: The British Council
  • Further Information: Click here

Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal

  • Submission Deadline: December 19, 2014 (and ongoing)
  • Publisher: School of Sciences and Education, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
  • Further Information: Click here

Journal of Teacher Education

  • Submission Deadline: November 1, 2014
  • Publisher: SAGE & AACTE
  • Further Information: Click here

Learning the Language of Global Citizenship: Strengthening Service-Learning in TESOL

  • Submission Deadline: September 1, 2014
  • Publisher: Common Ground Publishers
  • Further Information: Click here

Writing & Pedagogy 

  • Submission Deadline: August 1, 2014
  • Special Issue: Writing Assessment
  • Further Information: Click here (scroll down near the bottom)

Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics (CJAL)

  • Submission Deadline: July 31, 2015
  • Special Issue: The Culture of Study Abroad
  • Further Information: Click here

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