Special Issue "Applied Linguistics and Language Education for Sustainable Development"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 March 2022.
Interests: applied linguistics; second language writing, reading and writing development in children and adults of second/foreign languages; language teaching; language teacher education; teacher identity and change; teaching English as a foreign/second language (TESOL/TEFL); language policy and planning
Interests: applied linguistics; creativity in language learning; individual differences and learner variables (particularly creativity); critical pedagogy; teacher identity; EFL/ESL curriculum and materials development
As a discipline and a field of inquiry, applied linguistics was born to help improve people’s lives, support social change, and solve social problems through examinations of issues relating to how languages are used in daily events as well as in academic and workplace contexts at the micro- and meso-levels. At the macro-level, how language policy making and planning are determined and how such policies are enacted in practice are also of significance to this research endeavour. As an effective means for sustainable development, this Special Issue is interested in topics that investigate a range of issues in applied linguistics, especially in relation to TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages), teaching languages other than English that can be broadly categorised as second/foreign languages, bilingualism/multilingualism and bilingual/multilingual education, motivations for language learning, teacher identity, and English for specific and/or academic purposes. Specific topics can include race and class, language policy and planning, language-in-education policy making, and linguistic and pedagogical issues around the use of socially inclusive languages, especially in academic and workplace contexts that are of particular interest to applied linguists, language teachers and language teacher educators.
The overall purpose of this Special Issue is to bring to the fore the significant role of applied linguistics in promoting sustainable development through languages and language education. There are topics that have been published on sustainable language teaching and learning, but the fields of applied linguistics and language education need to be given salient attention. The Special Issue will be able to strengthen what has been conducted so far so that the contribution of applied linguistics and language education, which are related, but not limited, to language learning and teaching, will be valued at a level that helps promote the sustainable development of education and society through investigations into issues pertaining to language use at various levels.
Prof. Dr. Lawrence Jun Zhang
Dr. Vincent T. Greenier
Manuscript Submission Information
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- applied linguistics
- learning English for academic purposes (EAP)
- English for specific purposes (ESP)
- language teaching and learning
- creativity in language learning
- feedback and interaction for learning
- motivation for learning languages
- teaching of languages
- language teacher education
- learner identity
- teacher identity
- social justice and inclusion
- social change through applied linguistics
- language policy and planning