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TIRF’s 2020 DDG Competition

  TIRF – The International Research Foundation for English Language Education – is pleased to announce its 2020 Doctoral Dissertation Grants (DDG) competition. Grants of up to US $5,000 will be made to successful applicants investigating a range of topics in English language education. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 22, 2020. There are two…

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UNESCO Meeting in Hammamet, Tunisia

Dr. Oliver Winkler, AILA UNESCO delegate, 2019-12-20 In November last year, AILA accepted an invitation from UNESCO to attend the 9th Global Meeting of the CCNGO-Education 2030 (Collective Consultation of NGOs on Education) in Hammamet, Tunisia, from 2 to 4 December 2019. The meeting was co-hosted by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), a civil…

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Bridging Language and Scholarship (BLS)

  Vernon Press invites original book proposals and translation proposals for previously published books (from English to Spanish or Spanish to English) as part of our Bridging Language and Scholarship (BLS) initiative. We welcome proposals for both edited volumes and single-author books in a range of disciplines. We accept manuscripts written in either English or…

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Research Award Opportunity: ASHDRA 2020

  Once again the A.S Hornby Educational Trust (ASHET) is pleased to announce a call for research proposals under the A.S. Hornby Dictionary Research Awards initiative (ASHDRA). Through this annual award scheme we aim to facilitate innovative research into areas of lexicography that will feed into practical benefits for learners of English. Details of the…

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Claire Kramsch and Lihua Zhang to receive the MLA’s Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize

Full press release by MLA (PDF): https://act.mla.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/KWM-Press-Release-4-December.pdf     The Modern Language Association of America today announced it is awarding its thirty-fifth Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize to AILA Past President Claire Kramsch, of the University of California, Berkeley, and Lihua Zhang, of the University of California, Berkeley, for their book The Multilingual Instructor: What Foreign…

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Open Accessible Summaries in Language Studies (OASIS)

OASIS is a publicly available database (oasis-database.org) of accessible summaries of research articles in the fields of language learning, language teaching, and multilingualism. OASIS summaries are a single page only and are written in non-technical language. Each summary provides information about what the study was about, why it is important, what the researcher(s) did, and…

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Call for Papers for Special Issue “Negotiating Gender and Sexualities in Asian language communities”

  Introduction Decades of interdisciplinary work have indicated how Language, Gender and Sexualities are co-constructed. This intersection constitutes a highly interdisciplinary field, thus drawing on a variety of pertinent fields, such as Sociolinguistics, Cultural and Political Anthropology, Discourse Analysis, Feminism, Critical Theory, and Media studies, to name a few. Currently, research on Language, Gender and…

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Call for Literature: Rapid Evidence Assessment

The Applied Linguistics Research Group at the Department of Education at Oxford is currently working on a Rapid Evidence Assessment, funded by the Education Endowment Foundation, of research into languages in education and foreign language teaching and learning.   Our specific review questions are: What approaches to teaching a foreign language have been used, and…

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Call for Chapters: Using Literature to Teach English as a Second Language

https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/4239 Proposals Submission Deadline: October 2, 2019 Full Chapters Due: November 15, 2019 Submission Date: February 23, 2020   Introduction Nowadays, in the era of communication, technology and globalisation, English, rather than a complementary subject has become in the last decades a key determinant towards success present in all curricula, studied by learners and people…

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Book: Forensic Linguistics

Book details: “Forensic Linguistics” by Iman Nick ISBN: 978-1-62273-128-2 https://vernonpress.com/book/74     According to international statistics, the world is currently undergoing one of the largest refugee catastrophes in modern history. This humanitarian crisis has stimulated the mobilization of countless private and public rescue and relief efforts. Yet, deep-seated concerns over potential breaches of national security…

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