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ONE WEEK LEFT! CFP: Heteroglossia and Language Play in Second-Language Speech (De Gruyter Mouton)

  • 1.  ONE WEEK LEFT! CFP: Heteroglossia and Language Play in Second-Language Speech (De Gruyter Mouton)

    Posted 09-08-2021 06:25 PM
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    Final call for proposals--- ONE WEEK LEFT TO SUBMIT!
    NOTE: Some scholars have inquired whether we would consider a proposal that focuses on language play in L2 writing, or whether we would consider a thought-piece or position paper instead of an empirical study. At this point in the editorial process, we are open to considering both and would make our final decisions after reviewing all submitted proposals. 
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    Heteroglossia and Language Play in Second-Language Speech
    Edited by Darren LaScotte and Elaine Tarone

    Ludic language play, as characterized by Bakhtin (1934/1981), has been proposed as one way in which learner language use in social context may influence second-language acquisition processes (Broner & Tarone, 2001; LaScotte, 2019; LaScotte & Tarone, 2019; Tarone, 2000, 2019). With a focus on heteroglossia and language play in second-language speech, we invite scholars to submit chapter proposals for empirical studies documenting use of Bakhtin's constructs of language play, multivoicedness, and heteroglossia in studying second-language learner speech, including acquisition processes. We wish to solicit novel contributions from a diversity of language teaching contexts, learner populations, and topics in the theory and/or practice of second and foreign language teaching. 

    How to submit:

    Submit an abstract of your proposed book chapter in 500 words (excluding references) using this Google form. In your proposal, please clearly state the following: 

    • The theoretical framework 

    • The context of your research (country, language taught, student population)

    • How your contribution offers empirical, original, and significant work

    • Implications of your research on the research and/or practice of language teaching and learning

    Deadline to submit:
    August 15, 2021
    For more information about the book and how to submit, please see the attached PDF call for proposals and visit our site: 

    Darren LaScotte
    Teaching Specialist
    University of Minnesota
    United States