Other Linguistics News

New ESOL Nexus publication - Language Issues in Migration and Integration

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We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book of articles on language and integration, funded by the ESOL Nexus project. Language issues in migration and integration: perspectives from teachers and learners is available online at the link and also as a free hard copy, which you can order here.

This new book from ESOL Nexus is about the role of language in the integration of migrants. The writers of the chapters are all engaged in the education of migrants as teachers, researchers or policymakers in a wide variety of contexts and they provide us with a rich and thought-provoking array of perspectives from teachers and learners on language issues in migration and integration. Several of the chapters are based on research projects funded between 2011 and 2014 under the auspices of the ESOL Nexus project.

In many of the chapters the approach is practical; highlighting ways that teachers can engage more successfully with their learners, fostering a sense of integration within the classroom itself. Other chapters provide a perspective on approaches to language and integration in countries where the national language is not English or where English is only one of the main languages spoken.

Authors include: Melanie Cooke, Becky Winstanley, Dermot Bryers, Cristina Ros I Sol, Ana Souza, Sara Asadullah, Sheila Macdonald, Trev Johnson, Simon Berry and Gwennan Higham.

The volume is edited by David Mallows.

We would welcome your feedback.

Dot Powell, ESOL Project Director, English and Exams

Linguistics Journal seeks volunteer reviewers

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On behalf of Dr. Biljana Cubrovic, Chief Editor, The Linguistics Journal


The Linguistics Journal is looking for more volunteer reviewers. For those who are interested in reviewing papers, please contact Dr Cubrovic at biljana.cubrovic@gmail.com

Campaigns for languages

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We would like to bring two campaigns to your attention. Both are launched today. One is organised by UCML about a language GCSE for University admissions. The other is the All Party Parliamentary Group on Languages Manifesto campaign for languages aimed at all parties in the run up to the election. Both are provided in full on our website at http://www.ucml.ac.uk/news/232  

Please raise awareness of both as widely as possible in your own universities, with your MPs and via social media.

Dr. Naeema B. Hann, Leeds Metropolitan University

Website containing resources from the Primary Languages Conference, University of Reading, 5th June 2014

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We are pleased to announce that our project website containing all the resources, presentations and video from our Primary Languages Conference, held at University of Reading, Institute of Education on 5th June 2014, is now available.  Please go to www.pmlresearch.com  and you will find details on about the project team, research design and all of the conference materials.

We hope you find the materials informative and useful, and if so please encourage others to take a look at the website.

Please contact me (l.m.courtney@reading.ac.uk) if you have any questions regarding any of the content.

Louise Courtney, Suzanne Graham, Theo Marinis & Alan Tonkyn

NYS TESOL Journal Special Themed Issue: Multilingual Students with Disabilities

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The new NYS TESOL Journal, a peer reviewed publication, is pleased to announce our second issue! This issue was a special themed issue, guest : Multilingual Students with Disabilities

Available online now at:


Managing Editor for This Issue

Lubie Grujicic-Alatriste, NYC College of Technology, City University of New York

Rebekah Johnson, Editor, NYS TESOL

British Council Research Papers

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Here is a link to a paper from a British Council funded research project conducted in Abu Dhabi, Columbia, China and closer to home, Leeds and Salford http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk/news/impact-of-learning-english-uncovered-by-research-team.htm?type=external

We also find British Council publications to be very useful on our MA in English Language Teaching, you can see a range of publications here http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/publications

Dr. Naeema B. Hann, Senior Lecturer

Volume 16 of English Language Teacher Education and Development (Spring 2014) now available on-line

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We are pleased to let you know that Volume 16 of English Language Teacher Education and Development (Spring 2014) is now available on-line at: www.elted.net

 This volume, edited by Gerard Sharpling and Gosia Sky, contains the following articles:

  • "Seeing" second language pre-service teacher learning through the conceptual metaphor of teaching and learning in teaching practicum dialogic blogs - Ekaterina Arshavskaya
  • The authenticity continuum: Empowering international voices - Richard Pinner
  • A case study of narrative inquiry within EFL teacher education in Argentina - Maria Cristina Sarasa
  • Are you sure you don't have any questions? Dialogic teaching as a way to promote students' questions - Reem Doukmak
  • Musicians in the language classroom: The transference of musical skills to teach "speech mode of communication" - Kim Rockell & Merissa Ocampo

Produced by the ELLTA Research group at the University of Warwick, English Language Teacher Education and Development (ELTED) - ISSN 1365-3741 - is an open access peer-reviewed journal for the worldwide ELT community.  It seeks to provide a medium for the exchange of ideas and information on theoretical and applied issues pertaining to English language teacher education. The journal is targeted at all those involved in English language teacher education and development worldwide, for whom, at present, there are few published journals dealing specifically with English language teacher education and development.