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- First Chinese-English bilingual journal published by a Western publisher
- Comprehensive overview of Chinese as a Second Language
- Specialized expertise of Chinese and international experts
- Invaluable evaluations of new research methods and tools for Chinese as a Second Language
Aims and Scope
Chinese as a Second Language Research (CASLAR) focuses on research on the acquisition, development, and use of Chinese as a Second Language. It supports scholars and researchers from different linguistic fields, and serves as a forum to discuss, investigate, and better understand Chinese as a Second Language. Each issue (2 per year) of the journal publishes three papers in Chinese and three papers in English; summaries are always provided both in Chinese and English.
We are especially interested in publishing articles and research papers that
- investigate how empirical findings of CSL research can advance and develop better Chinese language teaching methodologies,
- explore the implications of CSL research for theoretical developments and practical applications,
- focus on the acquisition and use of varieties of CSL,
- study the nature of interaction between native speakers and non-native speakers of Chinese,
- address major issues of second language acquisition from the perspective of CSL,
- analyze the ways in which language is both shaped by culture and is the medium through which culture is created,
The CASLAR journal is also a forum of the CASLAR Association that was established at the 3rd CASLAR conference at the University of Parma, Italy in 2014. Website of the CASLAR Association is www.caslarcenter.com
The CASLAR Association has its bi-annual conferences. CASLAR-4 will be held on August 19-21, 2016 at East China Normal University, Shanghai. Website: http://training.ecnu.edu.cn/caslar4/
- Asian Studies
- Applied Linguistics
- Chinese Linguistics
- Second Language Acquisition
- Intercultural Pragmatics
Original papers, communications
- DE GRUYTER MOUTON
- English, Chinese
- Type of Publication:
- Researchers in Applied Linguistics, Chinese Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, and Intercultural Pragmatics.
Instructions for Authors
Please send inquiries and submissions:
in English to Prof. Dr. Istvan Kecskes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
in Chinese to Prof. Dr. Lizhen Peng (email@example.com)
Your benefits of publishing with us
- Short turnaround times
- High quality blind peer-review
- Every article easily discoverable because of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
- Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert
- Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
- Professional sales and marketing activities
- Check that your topic fits the scope of the journal.
- Check that your manuscript conforms to our De Gruyter Mouton journal style sheet.
- Please submit your article in English to: firstname.lastname@example.org or your article in Chinese to: email@example.com
- The editorial office will perform a blind peer-review. The reviewing process takes on average 2-3 months. Submissions are sent to 2–3 reviewers.
- You will be informed by e-mail if your manuscript has been accepted or rejected or if it requires further attention. Reviewers’ comments will be available to the authors. Every effort is made to respond to the authors in a timely manner.
- Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access.
- Before submitting your article please have a look at our Publication Ethics Statement and our copyright agreement
- Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
- Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author’s copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract.
- If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors
Additional information for manuscript formatting
- Personal data with the title, name, affiliation, email and postal address, and a short bio (50-70 words) should be submitted with the paper in a separate file.
- Abstract must be no more than one page summarizing the main points.
- Manuscripts must be typed double-spaced on one side of A4 or 8.5-inch paper with margins of at least 2.5 cm (or 1 inch) all round. The paper can be max. 9,500 words + references + appendix.
- For bi- and multilingual examples, use italics for one language, CAPITALS and underlining for the others (in that order).
Chinese as a Second Language Research is covered by the following services:
- Baidu Scholar
- CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
- De Gruyter - IBR (International Bibliography of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
- De Gruyter - IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
- EBSCO (relevant databases)
- EBSCO Discovery Service
- Genamics JournalSeek
- Google Scholar
- Linguistics Abstracts Online
- MLA International Bibliography
- Naviga (Softweco)
- Primo Central (ExLibris)
- ProQuest (relevant databases)
- Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
- TDOne (TDNet)
- Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
- WorldCat (OCLC)
Istvan Kecskes (State University of New York at Albany, USA), E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lizhen Peng (Zhejiang University, China), E-mail: email@example.com
Ned Danison (State University of New York at Albany, USA)
Shih-Chang Hsin (National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan)
Shen Jiaxuan (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China)
Chaofen Sun (Stanford University, USA)
Yang Zhao (Peking University, China)
Yongping Ran (Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China)
Michael Haugh (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia)
Zengan Peng (Fudan University, Shanghai, China)
Alain Peyraube (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique [CNRS], France)
Jane Orton (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Daniel Z. Kadar (University of Huddersfield, UK)
James Hargett (State University of New York at Albany, USA)
ZhaoHong Han (Columbia University, USA)
Jian-Qin Wang (Beijing Language and Culture University, China)
Hana Triskova (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Oriental Institute, Prague, Czech Republic)
Ruojiang Wang (Peking University, China)
Xiaolu Wang (Zhejiang University, China)
Weiping Wu (Chinese University of Hong Kong, China)