CFA: L2 writing in non-English languages

Call for abstracts: Edited Volume on L2 writing in non-English languages

Nur Yigitoglu, Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus, Turkey Melinda Reichelt, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA

Much of the published literature on L2 writing focuses on writing in English as a Second Language (ESL) contexts, that is, in contexts where English is the dominant surrounding language. As a result, much of what we know about L2 writing is based on conclusions drawn from research on writing in the English language. However, as a great deal of L2 writing and writing instruction is undertaken in various languages other than English, it is necessary to look at L2 writing practices in non-English languages in order to have a more comprehensive understanding of L2 writing. This special volume aims to address an imbalance in the literature by focusing on L2 writing in non-English languages.

We encourage a diverse range of modes of inquiry, including theoretical, historical, empirical (quantitative, qualitative and/or mixed), and/or commentaries. Submissions may include, but are not limited to, an exploration of the following topics: issues in non-English L2 writing instruction; language policies and their influences on non-English writing instruction; non- English L2 writing teacher education; challenges in teaching and learning non-English L2 writing; dominant ideologies surrounding non-English L2 writing; innovative approaches to teaching non-English L2 writing; local pedagogical non-English L2 writing teaching traditions; and attitudes towards non-English L2 writing. We welcome proposals related to other topics as well.

Chapters should be 9,000 words (i.e. 35 pages) in length, including references, tables, and figures. All manuscripts should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) and should be double-spaced and written in English.

Interested authors should submit a one-to-two-page abstract of their work to the editors at the addresses below.

Nur Yigitoglu (Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus): Melinda Reichelt (University of Toledo):

Submission deadline for abstracts: January 19, 2016