Special Issue Guiding Themes
We welcome submissions that are based in a variety of perspectives and methodologies, that focus on language, literacy and singing in the early years, adolescence, and/or adulthood, and that feature either in- and/or out-of-school domains. Policy analyses and conceptual reviews are also welcome. Some potential themes for papers include:
1. Language and literacy teaching through singing: In what ways might singing be implicated in language and literacy learning and with what effects (e.g., vocabulary building, phonological and phonemic awareness, writing and print)?
2. Impact on language and literacy development of learners with disabilities: How might singing be implicated in the language and literacy learning of learners with special needs (e.g., learners with dyslexia, autism, and physical disabilities)?
3. Intercultural understanding: How might singing serve as a means for promoting intercultural communication and multilingual literacy in culturally and linguistically diverse societies? In particular, what are the ensuing impacts on English language learners’ literacy learning and practice?
4. Multiliteracies & multimodality: How do multiliteracies pedagogies address and/or engage with new media and technologies as associated with singing?
Language & Literacy is a peer-reviewed, open access, online journal for educators interested in a broad range of literacy issues encompassing research and teaching in multimedia, print and oracy.
Potential authors will have the opportunity to submit their work to the peer review process.
The current and past issues of Language & Literacy can be found at http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/langandlit/issue/archive
Deadline for submissions is: Monday, October 1, 2013
Blinded Submissions should be sent via email to:
Zheng Zhang at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see details below:
· Research articles and position papers must be accompanied by a 50-100 word abstract.
· All submissions should use Canadian English and follow APA format for citations.
· Word limit: no more than 10,000.
· Please send blinded submissions in RTF (Rich Text Format) from your word processor.
· Please add a short biographical statement (approximately 50 words).
· Articles should be accompanied by a letter confirming that the article has not been published elsewhere and will not be under consideration elsewhere while in the review process for Language and Literacy. If published, the author agrees not to reprint the article in any form for a year.
· Articles based upon research with humans should be accompanied by a cover letter confirming that the author has observed the Tri-Council Ethical Guidelines or appropriate institutional guidelines related to ethical conduct of research.
· For co-authored papers, please indicate which author will serve as the contact person.
Peer review is done by at least two reviewers who have knowledge of the topic and/or form of the article. Authors will be notified only after reviews are completed. Submissions that do not meet the requirements as set out above will not be sent out for review. Authors should expect an approximate 3-month turnaround time from article submission until notification of decision from an editor. Generally, accepted articles are published within a year of submission. The decision of the editors is final.
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Booch, D., & Hachiya, M. (2004). The arts go to school. Markham, Ontario, Canada: Pembroke Pub.
Campbell, P. S. (2010). Songs in their heads: Music and its meaning in children’s lives (2nd Ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.