The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning in the New Global Context Handbook Series

deadline for submissions: 
April 30, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Chris Shei / Swansea University
contact email: 

The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning in the New Global Context Handbook Series

Call for additional papers for the following two volumes under the series:

-  The Routledge Handbook of the sociopolitical context of language learning

-  The Routledge Handbook of the Documentation and Revitalization of Endangered Languages

Series editors: Chris Shei, Weixiao Wei, Der-lin Chao, James Schnell

The Routledge Handbook of Language Learning in the New Global Context had received 150+ proposals and have provisionally accepted close to 100 papers so far. The original book title is now expanded into The Routledge Language Learning in the New Global Context Handbook Series and the previously accepted papers have been allocated to two separate handbooks within the series: one called The Routledge Handbook of the sociopolitical context of language learning and the other called The Routledge Handbook of the Documentation and Revitalization of Endangered Languages. More handbooks under the series will follow with expected frequency of one handbook per annum. This is a new type of publication initiated by the current editorial team and supported by the Routledge editorials we work with. The handbook series emulates the journal in having a constant title and a frequency in publication. It also has similar function to a journal in reflecting cutting-edge research in the field through tightly followed publication cycles, which, incidentally, can only be competently handled by very well experienced and efficient editors. The handbook series differs from a journal, however, in being a much larger volume per handbook with 30-50 chapters each. While journal papers normally focus on presenting new findings or theoretical inventions, this handbook series on language learning also provides comprehensive overviews and literature reviews to scaffold novice researchers into the field while absorbing the newest development in theory and practice simultaneously.

Only about ten additional papers for each of the two handbooks below are required. Each authorship can only propose one paper and consist of TWO authors at most per paper. Due to space limit individual chapter names cannot be listed below but section names are given. Please indicate which handbook you would like to be considered. Please provide a proposed article title, abstract (300-500 words), author name, title and affiliation. Email proposal to c-c.shei@swansea.ac.uk by the end of April, subject to available spaces, first come first served. Your proposal, if excellent, even if unsuitable for the current handbooks, can still be considered for future handbooks in the series.

The Routledge Handbook of the sociopolitical context of language learning

Edited by Chris Shei and Der-lin Chao

I.             The sociopolitical context of language learning (currently 13 chapters)

II.            Language learning and teaching as advocacy (12 chapters)

III.           Identifying, dissociating and unlearning Ideology in language (14 chapters)

IV.          Towards globally responsive and responsible language learning and teaching (7 chapters)

 

The Routledge Handbook of the Documentation and Revitalization of Endangered Languages

Edited by Weixiao Wei and James Schnell

I.             The documentation and revitalization of endangered languages (currently 13 chapters)

II.            Multilingualism and interculturality (9 chapters)

III.           Minority languages and disadvantaged language learners or teachers (15 chapters)

IV.          Innovative approaches to language learning in new global context (11 chapters)

 

Please respect the editors and do not assume your proposal must be accepted or a strong explanation must be given for rejecting your proposal, or enter into an argument with the editors for any reason. We are providing an excellent venue for your research and ideas to be published in this highly innovative series. We are very busy and to adhere to our principles and standard and to maintain our efficiency, we cannot always be thoughtful and extremely polite. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Dr Chris Shei, Swansea University, UK

General Editor of the handbook series