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Call for Papers: Special Issue: In Memory of Larry Vandergrift


Call for Papers

Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée

Special Issue: In Memory of Larry Vandergrift

Guest Editors:

Dr. Marie-Josée Hamel and Jennifer St. John, University of Ottawa

The Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics (CJAL) invites manuscripts to be considered for a special issue entitled “In Memory of Larry Vandergrift” to be published in 2018. The CJAL is a peer-reviewed bilingual, scientific and professional journal dealing with the various aspects of applied linguistics published online through Open Journal Systems (OJS).

Dr. Larry Vandergrift, who passed away in November 2015, was a Full Professor with the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute of the University of Ottawa from 2002 to 2011. Larry Vandergrift began his career as a French as second language teacher and went on to conduct research and to educate future teachers. His research projects have guided classroom practices and informed pedagogy in second language learning and teaching. Larry was a much valued and respected member of the community of second language teachers and researchers in Canada and internationally.

In honour of Dr. Vandergrift’s important and long-standing contributions to second language research and teaching, the CJAL announces a call for papers for a special issue in his memory. Eligible manuscripts will include theoretical and/or empirical research with clear pedagogical applications in the following areas:

  • L1 and L2 listening comprehension, auditory discrimination and memory in L2;
  • metacognition in language learning and teaching;
  • second language assessment and curriculum development;
  • French as a second language learning and teaching;
  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and Diplômes d’études en langue française (DELF) in Canada.

The CJAL welcomes articles in English or French presenting original research and scholarship on the specified topic. Manuscripts written in English must not exceed 10,000 words (including bibliographic references) and must follow all other “author guidelines” of the journal. When submitting please indicate that you would like your manuscript considered for the special issue “In Memory of Larry Vandergrift”. The submission deadline is October 15, 2017. For submission information, visit

This special issue will draw upon, but will not necessarily be limited to, the work presented in the Larry Vandergrift Memorial Symposium held during the annual Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (CAAL) conference on May 29-30, 2017.