Special Issue "Immigrant and Refugee Languages"
A special issue of Languages (ISSN 2226-471X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Interests: second language acquistion of morphosyntax and acquisition of phonology; phonological awareness; development of decoding; development of comprehension by low-literate adult migrants
Interests: technology-enhanced learning; second language acquisition; educational linguistics; linguistic integration of adult migrants
Interests: second language acquisition; teaching to immigrants in non formal contexts; phraseology
The goal of this Special Issue is to showcase state of the art research on language and literacy acquisition by adult migrants including but not limited to refugees and asylum seekers. The volume will examine a variety of theoretical and empirical issues such as: L2 learning and acquisition by literate or non/low-literate adults from a psycholinguistic or sociolinguistic perspective; simultaneous learning of second language and literacy; the influence of L1(s) and/or its orthography; instructed vs. uninstructed learners; typological proximity or distance between L1(s) and the target languages; and educational policy.
Please note: the length of the manuscripts should be between 6000 and 10,000 words including references.
Prof. Martha Young-Scholten
Dr. Rola Naeb
Dr. Marcin Sosiński
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Languages is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- linguistic integration
- adult migrants
- low-literate adult learners
- acquisition of morphosyntax
- development of reading
- educational policy