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Asian Englishes

For a Special Issue on

South Asian Englishes: From theory to the classroom

Abstract deadline
15 December 2023

Manuscript deadline
15 October 2024

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Sreemali Herath, University of Manitoba, Canada
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South Asian Englishes: From theory to the classroom

This special issue of South Asian Englishes titled South Asian Englishes: From theory to the classroom aims to provide space for empirical research from South Asian classrooms and teacher education contexts attending to pedagogical implications of the spread of South Asian Englishes. In particular, this special issue seeks to bring together research that epistemologically recognizes the inherent diversity, complexity and hybridity (Kachru, 1986) characterizing South Asian Englishes, and is "not simply concerned with English as a transported and/or localized linguistic system” (Bolton, 2018, p. 17). Papers that recognise South Asian Englishes as “sites of multilingual contact, creativity, hybridization, code-switching and mixing, and a range of related processes" (Bolton, 2018, p. 17), and thus destabilise monolithic and stable approaches to South Asian Englishes, are therefore encouraged.

Manuscripts that adopt qualitative and quantitative approaches and use diverse and innovative data collection tools are encouraged.

Topics for exploration may include (but are not limited to):

  • Pedagogical innovations informed by world/South Asian Englishes
  • South Asian Englishes in teacher preparation and teacher professional development
  • South Asian Englishes and teacher/teacher educator/student identities
  • Integration of South Asian Englishes in curriculum and material development
  • South Asian Englishes across the curriculum
  • Assessment of South Asian Englishes
  • Studies conducted in primary, secondary, tertiary, formal and non-formal, and teacher education contexts.

Submission Instructions

Interested authors are invited to submit a 400-word abstract (including references) to be emailed to the special issue editor for initial consideration. Please send an abstract that describes previously unpublished empirical work. The abstract should contain 5 – 7 key words. The abstract document should include each author's name, affiliation, contact information, and a 50-word biographical statement. If abstracts are accepted, authors will be invited to submit full-length articles for possible inclusion in this issue.


Expected timeline:

Abstracts due to Guest Editor: December 15, 2023

Authors notified of full submission invitation: January 15, 2024

Full submissions due: May 15, 2024

Notification of acceptance of full manuscript: July 15, 2024

Final revisions due: September 15, 2024

Publication(online): December 2024

Publication (print): March 2025

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