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Call for Chapter Proposals

  • 1.  Call for Chapter Proposals

    Posted 06-04-2021 09:07 PM

    Dear Colleagues:

    Please consider participating in the following CALL FOR CHAPTER PROPOSALS.

    DEADLINE: MAY 20, 2021

    Inspired by many difficult, yet productive conversations developing surrounding us in today's challenging times, we put together this Call for Chapter Proposals, tentatively titled Dialogue in Action: Identity, Language and Power, as a way to leverage dialogue as a participatory research tool as well as a medium through which we can build a shared understanding and grow knowledge collectively through meaning making processes.

    Each chapter will implement a dialogue among diverse participants/researchers to engage in constructive conversations centering around intimate relationships or correlation between identity and language made by the participants, especially how language may identify an individual with a certain social status, such as race, ethnicity, religion or gender in daily life, relationships, and the community. We ask authors to include the following three elements as their research "data":  

    1. A brief account of language teaching, learning or use history  
    2. One or two narratives of critical incidents that occurred while learning, teaching or using language that highlighted some aspect of identity, language and power and/or the interconnections between some or all of these constructs; and  
    3. A collaborative analysis of your dialogue on the relationships among identity, language and power.  

    We leave it to contributors to either present the background, narrative, and collaborative analysis separately, or to weave these elements together. 

    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:  

    • Social challenges in everyday teaching  
    • Intersectional identities 
    • Raciolinguistic ideologies  
    • Classroom dialogues about race  
    • Critical Challenges of interdisciplinary collaboration  
    • Dialogue exploring the impacts of language policies and practices  
    • Accent, language variation and/or individual identity 
    • Identity Conflicts  
    • Multilingualism and identity 
    • Linguistic discrimination 
    • Social media discourses and ideologies on language, identity and/or language education ● The role of digital media or digital literacies in how we engage with language, identity and/or education 

    For more details, please see the full Call for Chapter Proposals:



    Ching-Ching Lin, Ed.D
    Bilingual-Multilingual Interest Section (B-MEIS) Chair, 2020-2021
    CR-ITI (Clinically Rich-Intensive Teacher Institute) Program Coordinator & TESOL/BE Instructor
    Touro College
    United States