Monthly Archives: January 2014

Call for papers, Applied Language Learning

This looks like an interesting call for papers for those looking for a place to submit their work.

Applied Language Learning


Applied Language Learning, a refereed journal published semiannually by the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Presidio of Monterey, is soliciting articles for publication.

The Journal (US ISSN 1041-679X and ISSN 1041-6791 for the online version) is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on instructional methods and techniques, curriculum and materials development, assessment of needs within the profession, testing and evaluation, and implications and applications of research from related fields such as linguistics, education, communications, psychology, and the social sciences. The journal seeks to serve the professional interest of language teachers, administrators, and researchers concerned with the teaching of foreign languages to adult learners. Articles that describe innovative and successful practice and methods and/or report educational research or experimentation are welcome.

Submitted manuscripts should be prepared according to the latest edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).  The manuscripts should be

  • Within 5,000 words (excluding references, charts, notes, etc.)
  • Submitted electronically via email attached as a MS Word document
  • Double-line spaced throughout, including notes, references, and tables, with margins of one inch on all four sides, using 10 or 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Accompanied by a 150-200 word abstract and a cover sheet containing the manuscript title, name, address, telephone numbers, email address, and full names and institutions of each author. (Because the manuscript will be blind reviewed, identifying information should be on the cover sheet only, and not appear in the manuscript)
  • Check past issues of the journal at, which have detailed information on manuscript preparation

Contact Details for Submission: All manuscripts should be electronically submitted to the Editor. Go to, click on Contact Us, use the drop-down menu, and select Academic Journal.

Deadline: Submissions are welcome at any point. Manuscripts received by 31 January will be considered for the Spring issue and by 31 July for the Fall issue of the journal.

Funded PhD Studentship University of York, UK

This looks like an excellent opportunity for someone who has a proposal ready to submit–deadline February 3.

Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:31:26
From: Peter Sells []
Subject: PhD Student, University of York, United Kingdom

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 Institution/Organization: University of York 
Department: Language and Linguistic Science 
Web Address: 

Level: PhD 

Specialty Areas: General Linguistics 


The Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York has two doctoral programmes, the PhD in Linguistics and the PhD in Language and Communication ( We offer the possibility of several doctoral studentships and fellowships funded by:
- AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council)
- ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council; preference will be given to applications in the area of advanced quantitative methods in comparative linguistics)
- Wolfson Foundation

Closing date for these: 3 February 2014. You must have been offered an unconditional or conditional place on one of our PhD programmes before this deadline.

Other scholarship opportunities include:
- Scholarship for Overseas Students (SOS)
- Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS)
- Overseas Continuation Scholarship (OCS)

We invite applications in all branches of linguistics, especially in these areas of strength: 
- Adult second-language learning, especially psycholinguistic aspects
- Arabic phonetics and sociolinguistics 
- Child language learning, especially phonological development
- Conversation Analysis, especially phonetic approaches
- Corpus Linguistics, especially as applied to Historical Linguistics
- Forensic Speech Science
- Historical Linguistics
- Linguistic Typology
- Phonetics and Sociophonetics
- Phonology
- Semantics
- Sociolinguistics, including Language Variation and Change
- Syntax, including quantitative approaches to comparative syntax

Before applying, you should identify a potential supervisor in the Department whose expertise matches your proposed research topic, and you should contact that person in advance. You should then make an application electronically (see website for details). Your application should include a research proposal of 1,500–2,500 words. 

At any stage, feel free to seek further advice from Professor Paul Kerswill (PhD in Linguistics) ( or Dr Richard Ogden (PhD in Language and Communication) (

Further details of the application process can be obtained through our Postgraduate Administrator, Martha Harrold ( 

Application Deadline: 03-Feb-2014 

Web Address for Applications: 

Contact Information: 
	Martha Harrold

TESL Canada Journal Call for Papers on Task-Based Language Teaching, deadline April 30

This looks like a promising call for papers for those interested in TBLT.


Revue TESL du Canada

 Call for Papers

Special Issue of TESL Canada Journal, Fall 2014

Task-Based Language Teaching and Learning

Guest Editor: William Dunn, PhD

 In this themed issue, we aim to bring together papers representing various perspectives on Task-Based Language Teaching and Learning. We welcome contributions on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Using tasks in classroom settings (K-12, post-secondary, adult education)
  • TBLT and teacher preparation
  • Task-based assessment
  • Cognitive perspectives on tasks and their role in language learning
  • Sociocultural aspects of using tasks
  • TBLT and educational technology
  • Links between TBLT and Content-Based Instruction
  • TBLT and culture

We encourage a broad range of theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches, including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods. We welcome submissions from researchers and specialists around the world, but all papers should adhere to the journal’s mandate by demonstrating relevance for the teaching or learning of English as a second language in Canada.

Manuscripts should be sent as an email attachment directed to the Journal‘s email address ( The TESL Canada Journal Submission Form should be sent as a separate attachment, along with the manuscript. To review author guidelines, please visit the TESL Canada website:

Manuscripts are due April 30, 2014.