Language Learning & Technology
Vol. 6, No. 2, May 2002

Call for Papers for Special Issue of LLT
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Theme: The Internet and Global English(es)

Guest Editor: Denise Murray

This special issue of Language Learning & Technology will focus on research on the effect of the Internet on language use. While the theme recognizes "Global" English(es) as a reality, we welcome articles that problematize this concept. In what ways are the notions of "Global" English(es) reinforced or mitigated by the use of English on the Internet? What new English(es) are developing online? What new registers or genres are developing in computer mediated communication? What is the impact of globalization on the English teaching industry? What are the implications of Internet-specific language change for English language teaching?

Articles based on empirical research or proposing original theoretical frameworks are welcome. Since LLT focuses on language learning and teaching, it is expected that all articles will demonstrate the relevance of the findings or framework to language learning and teaching.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to

Please send an e-mail of intent with a 250-word abstract by August 31, 2002, to Denise Murray (

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