South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

Call for Papers

Wed, September 5, 2007

"World Language Teaching and Learning in the N-Generation: Issues and Perspectives"

Don Tapscott, in his book Growing Up Digital (1998), coined the term "Net Generation" in reference to the group of young people who have grown up immersed in a digital- and internet-driven world. While the exact years of birth for those included in this generation is debated, the idea is that it includes those born between 1976 and 2001, being comprised, then, of some 88 million members. Others, in reference to these children of the Baby Boomers, have called them the N-Generation, the Y-Generation, or the Millennials. Certainly, there is no definitive agreement about the chronological composition, or labeling, of this group, but it is readily apparent that to reach and teach these individuals, traditional pedagogical techniques need to be revisited.

To that end, the editors are requesting submission of manuscripts for a monograph tentatively entitled: "World Language Teaching and Learning in the N-Generation: Issues and Perspectives." This volume will focus on the research, practices, and professional interests/isssues of world language instructors, researchers, administrators, and language lab directors concerned with the teaching and learning of world languages at all levels of instruction. Manuscripts may include, but are not limited to, data-based research studies, policy essays, revised/new methodologies, curriculum studies, technological implementations and/or practical applications within the world language classroom. Contributors are invited to address issues such as the use of the internet, Ipods, Xpods, video streaming, e-mail, instant messaging, IM language, Telnet, wikis, cell phones, online or hybrid courses, etc. and how these are used in and/or affect world language teaching and learning. Deadline for submission is January 15, 2008.

Submit manuscripts in electronic form, either as Word or WordPerfect document (e-mail attachment or on diskette), or address questions, to:

Dr. Raquel Oxford Curriculum and Instruction University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI 53201 phone: 414-229-5994 e-mail:


Dr. Jeffrey Oxford Spanish and Portuguese University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI 53201 phone: 414-229-4257 e-mail:

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