[xmca] Fwd: CALL FOR CHAPTERS

From: Peter Smagorinsky (smago@uga.edu)
Date: Tue Mar 07 2006 - 08:10:24 PST


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>Call for Chapters for the
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>Handbook of Research on Computer-Enhanced Language Acquisition and Learning
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>Editors: Felicia Zhang, PhD, Beth Barber, M.A.
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>University of Canberra, Australia
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>Felicia.zhang@canberra.edu.au
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>Proposal submission deadline: May 31, 2006
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>Introduction
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>Language learning is one of the most rapidly changing disciplines. Along
>with changing perspectives in learning in the field of Second Language
>Acquisition, information communication technology (ICT) has also created
>many learning paths to assist the process of learning a second language
>(L2). In such an ever-evolving environment, teachers, researchers and
>professionals of a diverse number of disciplines need access to the most
>current information about research on the field of Computer-Enhanced
>Language acquisition and learning.
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> The Handbook of Research on Computer-Enhanced Language Acquisition
> and Learning will be most helpful as it will provide a comprehensive
> coverage of successful translation of language learning designs utilizing
> ICT in practical learning contexts. This important new publication will
> be distributed worldwide among academic and professional institutions and
> will be instrumental in providing researchers, scholars, students and
> professionalsí» access to the latest knowledge related to research on
> Computer-Enhanced Language acquisition and learning. Contributions to
> this important publication will be made by scholars throughout the world
> with notable research portfolios and expertise.
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>Coverage
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> The Handbook of Research on Computer-Enhanced Language Acquisition
> and Learning will provide research on successfully implemented learning
> designs in a variety of contexts. Hence, empirically grounded evaluation
> of learning designs are most welcome. This volume will feature chapters
> (5,000-7,500 words) authored by leading experts offering an in-depth
> review of key language learning related issues and trends in language
> learning and information communication technologies in modern
> organizations worldwide.
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>Submissions with the following characteristics are most welcome:
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>" Studies which are longitudinal in nature involving a large number of
>subjects are particularly welcome.
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>" Studies with more rigorous evaluation including surveys and
>questionnaires.
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>" Studies that involve both novices to CALL and non-novice subjects.
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>" Studies that involve participants who have received adequate
>training before the experiments.
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>In other words, studies which consider the use of ICT as part of the
>overall design of the methodology used for the learning process.
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>" Studies that involve activities or tasks through the use of ICT as a
>part of the normal í░traditionalí▒ tasks and be part of the usual learning
>methodology.
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>" Studies that redefine the role of teachers and students in the
>learning process.
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>" Studies that report students learning English as a second or foreign
>language or any other European languages such as French or language of
>another script such as Japanese, Chinese, Arabic or Thai.
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>" Studies that are concerned with new contexts: that is, moving away
>from classroom bound contexts to informal, self study,
>non-institutionalized contexts.
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>" Studies that emphasize the need to equip students with skills that
>facilitate the transition from institutionalized contexts to
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>Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
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>(a) Language learning and the internet
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>Web-based learning;
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>Chat rooms;
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>CMC
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>Moo, Virtual Language Communities.
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>Webquests
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>(b) Speech Technology
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>Voice Recognition
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>Presentation skill training
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>Conversation dialogue systems
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>(c)Use of Multimedia in language learning contexts
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>Multimedia software
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>Streaming technology
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>Database design
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>(d) Emergent technology in language learning
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>Podcasting, mobile technology
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>(e) Corpus Linguistics such as the use of concordance in language learning .
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>Invited Submissions: Individuals interested in submitting chapters
>(5,000-7,500 words) on the above suggested topics or other related topics
>in their area of interest should submit a proposal of the chapter by 31st
>of May, 2006. We strongly encourage other topics that have not been
>listed in our suggested list, particularly if the topic is related to the
>research area in which you have expertise. Upon acceptance of your
>proposal, you will have two months to prepare your chapter of 5,000-7,500
>words. Guidelines for preparing your paper will be sent to you upon
>acceptance of your proposal. Full chapters are due by 30th of August, 2006.
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> Please forward your e-mail of interest including your name,
> affiliation and your proposal for the chapter you are interested no later
> than 31st of May, 2006. You will be notified about the status of your
> proposed chapter by 30th of June, 2006. The book is scheduled to be
> published by Idea Group, Inc., www.idea-group.com, publisher of the Idea
> Group Publishing, Information Science Publishing, IRM Press, CyberTech
> Publishing and Idea Group Reference imprints in 2007.
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>Dr. Felicia Zhang, University of Canberra, Australia,
>Felicia.zhang@canberra.edu.au
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>Felicia Zhang (Ň┼ˇ­)
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>Winner of 2003 Australian Award for University Teaching for Humanities and
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>Chinese program coordinator,
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>Senior Lecturer in Chinese and Applied Linguistics,
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>School of Languages and International Education
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>University of Canberra,
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>Kirinari street, Bruce, ACT. 2601, Australia.
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>Tel: 61-2-6201 2496
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>Fax: 61-2-6201 5089
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>email: felicia.zhang@canberra.edu.au
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>Australian Government Higher Education
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>Registered Provider CRICOS: # 00212K
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