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Call for Papers

International Journal of Language Studies invites professional (applied) linguists and language researchers to submit their scholarly papers to IJLS. All submissions can be made in *.doc or *.docx format. A PDF copy of the manuscript should also be submitted if it contains special symbols, phonetic transcription, or characters from languages other than English. To see which other materials should be sent along with manuscripts, please see the Author Guidelines page.

Acceptable Scope for Manuscripts

Authors can submit (a) research papers, (b) research notes or reports, (c) 'state of the art' articles, or (d) critical book reviews. Acceptable themes include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • First and additional language learning, teaching, and use
  • Language assessment and testing
  • Backwash/Coaching/Ethics/Bias studies
  • Language for Special Purposes (ESP)
  • Language for Academic Purposes (LAP)
  • Language education
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Critical Applied Linguistics (CALx)
  • Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC)
  • Multimodal communication
  • Learner/Teacher beliefs
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Materials evaluation
  • Gender studies
  • Teacher/Learner identity studies
  • Foreign/second language classroom-centered research
  • Foreign/second language classroom action research
  • Foreign language motivation research
  • Foreign language anxiety research
  • Second/Foreign language learner/teacher factors
  • Language skills (teaching/learning) research
  • Recast and feedback in language classroom
  • Metaphor studies
  • Translation studies
  • Bilingualism and multilingualism
  • Language planning and policies
  • Conversation analysis
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Genre analysis
  • Contrastive rhetorics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Creole and Pidgin Languages
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Pragmatics
  • Politeness
  • Speech Acts Research
  • Semiotics
  • Clinical linguistics
  • Forensic linguistics
  • Lexicography
  • Literacies
  • Rhetorics and stylistics

There is also room for a forum section in each issue which aims at enhancing debate between authors and the wider community of applied linguists; the forum section is dedicated to short pieces of writing which are typically responses to a published article, a short research note or report, or a commentary on research issues or professional practices. The Journal also contains a review section which is dedicated to State of the Art papers or Critical Book Reviews.

How to Submit Papers to IJLS

Please see our Guidelines for Authors.