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 Export to Your Calendar 5/1/2018 to 6/30/2018
When: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Where: University of Missouri
United States
Contact: Nabat Erdogan, PhD

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Proposal Submission Deadline: June 30, 2018
Applied Linguistics for Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners A book edited by
Nabat Erdogan (University of Missouri – Kansas City)
Michael Wei (University of Missouri – Kansas City)


Linguistics is defined as “a scientific study of language” (Lyons, 1968). As a scientific study, it has applications in different fields, such as computer science and programming, information technology, medicine and so on. One of the main applications of linguistics is in the field of education, more specifically, in language learning and teaching. Irrespective of the language (first, second, or foreign) taught, knowledge of linguistics and its application is a must for language teachers. It is not coincidental that Linguistics is a mandatory course in language teacher education and certification or master’s programs in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) which intends to prepare teachers of English learners by providing deep language knowledge and by teaching how to apply the learned linguistics knowledge when instructing English learners. However, most TESOL programs use General Linguistics textbooks that deal with the science of linguistics (as theory), disregarding its implications (practice) for teaching English Language Learners. The proposed book intends to fix this regrettable divorce between linguistic theory and practice by introducing the core subdisciplines of linguistics (Language Acquisition, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Phonetics, Phonology, and Sociolinguistics), and their implications for teaching different aspects/domains of English to linguistically and culturally diverse learners.

Objective of the Book

This book will introduce basic concepts of linguistics and their application in English language teaching and learning. The main purpose of this publication is to contribute to TESOL and language teacher education programs, which, in their turn, will positively impact education of English learners. This innovative collection of chapters will bridge the gap between linguistic theory and its application in practice in order to prepare effective ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) teachers and professionals who have the knowledge of linguistics and of how to apply the knowledge to help linguistically and culturally diverse learners succeed in school and life.

Target Audience

This book will serve as a textbook or a supplementary course material to be used at colleges and universities both in the United States and overseas. It is intended for use in teacher education programs, more specifically in TESOL programs when teaching Linguistics for ESOL Teachers courses. The target audience of the publication will be TESOL students (teacher

candidates) and professors, linguists, and ESOL teachers. The book can also be used by the individuals preparing for ESL and/or Bilingual Teacher Certification exams in different states.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Chapter 1: First and Second Language Acquisition
Chapter 2: Knowledge of Language: The Sound System, Words, and Sentences
Chapter 3: Morphology: Morphemes
Chapter 4: Morphology: Content and Function Words
Chapter 5: Morphology: Word Formation
Chapter 6: Syntax: Syntax Rules: Grammaticality versus Ungrammaticality
Chapter 7: Syntax: Phrase and Sentence Structure
Chapter 8: Semantics: Lexical Semantics (Word Meaning)
Chapter 9: Semantics: Compositional Semantics (Phrasal and Sentential Meaning) Chapter 10: Pragmatics: Language in Context
Chapter 11: Phonetics: The Sound System of English and the Phonetic Alphabet Chapter 12: Phonetics: Articulatory Phonetics: English Consonants
Chapter 13: Phonetics: Articulatory Phonetics: English Vowels
Chapter 14: Phonology: English Sounds in Context: The Pronunciation of Phonemes and

Morphemes (Allophones and Allomorphs)
Chapter 15: Phonology: The Rules of Phonology
Chapter 16: Phonology: English Pronunciation: Various Pronunciation Problems of Different

Language Groups
Chapter 17: Sociolinguistics: Factors Influencing English Language Learning (Dialects,

Bilingualism, Age, Class, Ethnicity, Region, Gender, Culture and Cultural Norms, and so on)

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before June 30, 2018, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by July 15, 2018 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by October 30, 2018, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted full chapters are required to follow the below template:

1. Chapter Title
2. Content
3. Implications for Teaching English learners
4. Discussion Questions
5. Exercises
6. References for Further Reading
7. Glossary (will be included at the end of the book)

All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Applied Linguistics for Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2019.

Important Dates
June 30, 2018:
Proposal Submission Deadline July 15, 2018: Notification of Acceptance October 30, 2018: Full Chapter Submission January 5, 2019: Review Results Returned February 5, 2019: Revised Chapter Submission February 28, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification March 15, 2019: Final Chapter Submission

Inquiries can be forwarded to

Nabat Erdogan, PhD
University of Missouri – Kansas City

Michael Wei, PhD
University of Missouri – Kansas City

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