Calling all scientists researching lexicology, language acquisition, and education. Original book chapters are currently being sought for an upcoming publication entitled Words: Description, Acquisition, and Pedagogy, to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Vocabulary, or the lexicon, is a strong predictor of academic success and language proficiency. Therefore, it is important for researchers and practitioners to better understand how vocabulary is acquired, represented in the mind, as well as learned in monolingual, bilingual, and multilingual environments. The manuscript will bring together recent research on the topic; the lexicon will be considered from multiple perspectives by theorizing the description of lexicon, lexical acquisition, and pedagogy.
The manuscript will cover the following main areas:
- Mental lexicon
- Theoretical linguistics and its implications for developing lexical competence
- Lexical knowledge assessment and acquisition in L1 and L2
- Instructional practices to develop lexical competence in L1 and L2
Interested authors are encouraged to contact Alexandra Tsedryk (alexandra.tsedryk AT msvu.ca) or Christine Doe (christine.doe AT msvu.ca) at Mount Saint Vincent University). The deadline for chapter proposals is the 15th of April 2017. All interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at Cambridge as well as the guidelines for copyright permissions 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.