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Call for Chapters: Language Proficiency in Science Research and Education

Friday, July 9, 2021

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Call for Chapters: Language Proficiency in Science Research and Education

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Elena Orlova, Lobachevsky Nizhny Novgorod State University, Russian Federation


Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: July 9, 2021
Full Chapters Due: August 8, 2021
Submission Date: August 8, 2021

In order to understand the role of language in learning and exploring science, one should see how scientists interact with linguistic representations of various ideas. The acquisition of the language content is duly associated with its use in a particular field of intellectual activity. Science may be described as a continuous inner creative generation and invention unfolding new modalities of invariance. Invariance is known to be never a simple repetition. It grounds deep-level mental processes of creativity forming semantic stabilization through certain fixed meaningful points. These are to be supported by the capacities of self-reflection and precise replication mechanisms obtained by the science student or explorer. A plausible second language learning model which also broadens the awareness of the mother tongue is thereby to depend on a set of invariant, stable and constrained elements.The development of an optimally organized parsimonious acquisition design has always been hindered by the ever-existing problem of language non-linearity explicated by gradient probabilistic behavior of communication. Sciences and language disciplines cannot answer some questions raised within the fields themselves.In order for those questions to be answered, they need a common reference. Deep contrastive analysis of language functions and science intellectual activity will open up an opportunity of developing a novel conceptual background of initiating new comprehension of language education in the science academic environment. Due to the subject's relevance to the demands of scientific community there is an insistent need for an edited collection of original research to be published.


The book will primarily aim to determine an entangled domain shared by utilitarian components of both language and science fields. The joint research will contribute to educational applications and forthcoming heightened language awareness of the academic audience. In addition to the main goal specified the current research provides the following objectives: (1) reconsideration and remapping of the general conceptual approach to second language learning in higher education; (2) extending the nomenclature of research tools applied to language learning in science academic settings; (3) advancing new technologies providing the attainment of language proficiency for the academic audience.


Target Audience
Since increasing second or foreign language acquisition has always been central in higher education and science, the book will be appealing to researchers, teachers and students dealing with language usage multitasking. Bringing together the subjects which are commonly assumed to be separate, the book will interest the entire science community whose representatives are often involved in applying their language knowledge to doing research in science. Students majoring in sciences and other non-linguistic disciplines are highly motivated in language acquisition aiming at mastering the necessary skills within a short time span.The book will encourage positive community attitudes developing further


Recommended Topics
- Applied linguistics - Cognitive constructivism - Communication - Complexity theory - Computational natural language learning - Computer assisted language learning (CALL) - Conceptual metaphor theory in science research and education - Connectionism - Disciplinary culture of science education - Dynamic epistemology - Dynamic systems theory - Educational psychology - Emergentism - Information processing theory - Interlanguage systematicity|variability - Invariance theory - Knowledge transfer - Language acquisition (first and second LA) - Language development - Language learning in higher education - Language proficiency assessment - Minimal grammar concept - Predication mega-domain theory - Psycholinguistics - Reflection and introspection


Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before July 9, 2021, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by August 8, 2021, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. 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, Language Proficiency in Science Research and Education. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® 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 2022.



Important Dates
July 9, 2021: Proposal Submission Deadline
August 8, 2021: Full Chapter Submission
September 21, 2021: Review Results Returned
November 2, 2021: Final Acceptance Notification
November 16, 2021: Final Chapter Submission



Elena Orlova
Lobachevsky Nizhny Novgorod State University