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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:

  Backwash/Coaching/Ethics/Bias studies
  Bilingualism and multilingualism
  Clinical linguistics
  Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC)
  Contrastive rhetorics
  Conversation analysis
  Corpus linguistics
  Creole and pidgin languages
  Critical Applied Linguistics (CALx)
  Critical discourse analysis
  Critical pedagogy
  Discourse analysis
  First and additional language learning, teaching, and use
  Foreign language anxiety research
  Foreign language motivation research
  Foreign/second language classroom action research
  Foreign/second language classroom-centered research
  Forensic linguistics
  Gender studies
  Genre analysis
  Language assessment and testing
  Language education
  Language for Academic Purposes (LAP)
  Language for Special Purposes (ESP)
  Language planning and policies
  Language skills (teaching/learning) research
  Learner/Teacher beliefs
  Literacies & illiteracies
  Materials evaluation
  Metaphor studies
  Multimodal communication
  Multiple Intelligences
  Politeness & relational face work research
  Recast and feedback in language classroom
  Rhetorics and stylistics
  Second/Foreign language learner/teacher factors
  Semiotics & philosophy of language
  Sociolinguistics & sociology of language
  Speech Acts Research
  Studies of English as an International Language (EIL)
  Teacher/Learner identity studies
  Translation studies
  World Englishes

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.