Language Learning & Technology
Vol. 2, No. 2, January 1999

Call for Papers for Special Issue of LLT

Theme: Literacies and Technologies

This special issue of Language Learning & Technologywill focus on the ongoing shifts in relationships between technologiesof written communication, literacy practices, literacy roles,and literacy communities. What does it mean to be "literate"in an age of electronically mediated communication? How do notionsof "text," "reader," and "writer"change as new media, new communities, and new literacy practicestake hold? What kinds of meaning-making abilities do people needin order to participate successfully in various kinds of communitiesthat rely on forms of electronic communication? How do peopleacquire these meaning-making abilities? What is the role of educationalinstitutions in fostering the needed kinds of abilities?

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Literacy and Technological Change

Reading or Writing in Electronic Environments Politics of Electronic Literacy Pedagogy of Electronic Literacies Please send an e-mail of intent with a 250-word abstract byApril 30, 1999 to Richard Kern <>.

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