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Special Issue of Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching

Mindsets in Language Learning and Teaching

Abstract Deadline
1 July 2020

Editorial Information

Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching announces a call for abstracts for the 2021 special-topic issue on mindsets in language learning and teaching. Learners and teachers’ mindsets is a growing field of research in foreign/second language acquisition (SLA). This issue of Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching will highlight current research in SLA that addresses relevant empirical, conceptual, and theoretical concerns related to the role of mindsets involved in learning and teaching English. Contributions will come from a variety of perspectives on language mindsets and use qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods designs. Articles will also comment explicitly on the state of research in this area and offer insights that will move the field forward in meaningful ways.

Specifically, we call for articles in seven interconnected areas:

  1. Conceptualizations and Measurements of Language Mindsets
  2. Linguistic and Non-Linguistic Outcomes of Fostering Growth Mindsets in Language Learners
  3. Teachers’ Mindsets about Language Teaching
  4. Language Mindsets across Cultures and Socio-Linguistic Contexts
  5. Strategies and Innovations for Developing Language Mindsets

Abstracts should describe previously unpublished works that are empirically and/or theoretically based and have implications for language professionals around the world.

Based on review of the abstracts, authors will be invited to submit papers for possible inclusion in the issue. Please send a 600-word abstract for a full-length article.

For all submissions, send copies of the abstract without author(s) names. On a separate sheet, include each author’s name, affiliation, mailing address, email address, telephone and fax numbers, and 50-word biographical statement.

The deadline for abstracts is July 1, 2020.

Please send abstracts (use this subject: ILLT-Mindsets) and inquiries to the editors at nur.zarrinabadi@gmail.com and mantou@ualberta.ca

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