Call for papers: Interactions for language learning in and around virtual worlds

Dear All,

I am pleased to share a call for papers for a special issue in ReCALL (Cambridge Journals), (May 2018) entitled “Interactions for language learning in and around virtual worlds”.

Full CFP available here:

The special issue seeks to bring together papers that explore the theoretical frameworks and methodologies needed by researchers to analyse interaction data from social virtual worlds. In the proposed contributions, feedback can take many forms, including teacher-student feedback, peer feedback or crowdsourced feedback that happens in online communities and social media. Papers that highlight the multifacetedness of interactions are encouraged as well as those that offer critical reflection on both teaching practices (the rationale of using social virtual world platforms) and on the methodological tools of choice in analyses of empirical data. The issue aims to reflect a range of target languages and offer insights on different approaches to language learning in social virtual worlds that could help to open up this type of environment to practitioners / researchers who were previously hesitant to use them.

The special issue will be edited by Susanna Nocchi (Dublin Institute of Technology) Luisa Panichi (Università di Pisa), Randall Sadler (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Ciara Wigham (Université de Lyon).

Key dates:

– 1 Sept 2016: preliminary proposals (long abstract, max. 1500 words)

– 31 Dec 2016: submission of full-length papers (8000 words including references) for blind review using ReCALL ScholarOne submission system

Please feel free to contact the guest editors with any questions or queries at

Kind regards,

Brian Stone

Brian Stone
Editor, Humanities and Social Science Journals

Cambridge University Press

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