Call for Paper - Babylonia 1/2022

2020-11-30

Babylonia 1/2022: Vocabulary and Digitalization

How important is and what role should vocabulary teaching play in foreign language instruction? How can it best be taught? How is it best learnt? Under what criteria should lexical items be selected as an active focus? These questions and more have been the topic of many a controversial discussion over the years. Vocabulary knowledge is an indisputable resource necessary for communicating in a foreign language and the acquisition of which is one of the most researched topics in foreign language education. Over the past years, uncountable apps and digital tools have been developed that have changed how vocabulary is taught and researched yet we know little about how these tools have influenced this learning and teaching. The effectiveness of such tools and their meaningful implementation in education is of utmost interest to both educationalists and researchers.

The learning of vocabulary with the help of digital tools - from a practical and theoretical perspective - is the topic of this issue of Babylonia. We look forward to articles describing concrete, sustainable practices and projects that include, but are not limited to, the following:
• How do digital tools support vocabulary acquisition in the skills (reading, writing, listening, etc…)?
• Which tools (translation tools, vocab learning apps, videos, e-readers, etc….) are useful with specific
groups of learners?
• What is the role of learning apps and platforms in networked vocabulary learning?
• What are the advantages and disadvantages of such tools in different instructional settings?

Please send your abstract (max 2,000 characters including spaces) in German, French, Italian, Romansch, French or English to isabelle.udry@unifr.ch by March 1, 2021.

Dates:
Abstract (max. 2,000 characters): March 1, 2021
Notification of acceptance: April 2021
Article submission (max. 16,000 characters including spaces): July 31, 2021.
Text revisions and final submission: December 31, 2021
Publication: April 2022