Call for Chapters: Applying Mobile Technologies to Chinese Language Learning

Editors

Xiaoge Xu, University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: December 29, 2020
Full Chapters Due: March 29, 2021

Introduction

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the global efforts in applying mobile technologies to Chinese language learning. It is especially the case in the context of mobile teaching and learning. Without being constrained by space or time barriers, mobile technologies enable users to learn Chinese language anytime anywhere. And it is easier, more fun and more effective to learn Chinese language via social media and game-based learning tools. Learning Chinese via mobile devices also focuses on achieving hierarchical levels of learners' needs and desires, which may also be situationally defined and determined. This edited book compares global experience and expertise in applying mobile technologies to learning Chinese among native speakers of different languages or in different environments.

This edited book will also include tips and success factors for instructors and learners of Chinese. Most importantly, this edited book is designed to share the knowledge and skills on how to take full advantage of features and functions of mobile devices to enhance Chinese language learning in a unique, memorable, and beneficial way.

This edited book targets the global instructors and learners of Chinese as a foreign or second language. It can be used as a textbook, a premier reference book, and a guidebook. It can also be used as a general book for the general audience.


Objective

This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings in applying mobile technologies to Chinese language learning. It will be written for instructors and students of Chinese language who want to improve their teaching or learning respectively, hence enhancing mobile experience in Chinese language learning and teaching.

Target Audience

This edited book targets the global instructors and learners of Chinese as a foreign or second language. It can be used as a textbook, a premier reference book, and a guidebook. It can also be used as a general book for the general audience.

Recommended Topics

The editor of this volume will write an introduction chapter, a chapter on conceptualizing and operationalizing mobile experience in Chinese language learning, theorizing mobile experience in Chinese language learning, and a conclusion. Contributors are welcome to pick up any of the following, not limited to, topics:

1. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among English-Speaking Learners
2. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among French-Speaking Leaners
3. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among Russian-Speaking Learners
4. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among Spanish-Speaking Learners
5. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among German-Speaking Learners
6. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among Japanese-Speaking Learners
7. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among Korean-Speaking Learners
8. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among Malay-Speaking Learners
9. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among Arabic-Speaking Learners
10. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among Portuguese-Speaking Learners
11. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese Among Scandinavian Learners
12. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese in Confucius Institutes
13. Mobile experience in Learning Chinese in African countries
14. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese in Game-Based Environments
15. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese in Conversation-Based Environments
16. Mobile Experience in Learning Chinese in AR/VR/MR-Based Environments


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 29, 2020, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by December 30, 2020 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted byMarch 29, 2021, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.





Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Applying Mobile Technologies to Chinese Language Learning. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.





All contributors are required to follow the overall structure designed by the book editor with some leeway subject to the approval of the editor. Chapters should start with an overview of Chinese learning in a specific country, followed by a critical and comprehensive review of country-specific related studies of Chinese learning. A research gap should be identified. And specific research questions and/or hypotheses should be designed, followed by specific justification and elaboration of specific research methods employed. The findings should be discussed in close relation to the findings of earlier studies reviewed and/or guided by a chosen language learning theory or theories. Recommendations for further research should also be provided. Recommended readings and key terms used in each chapter should also be provided at the end of each chapter.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2021.

Important Dates

Important Dates
Chapter proposal submission: Sunday, November 29, 2020
Full chapter submission: Monday, March 29, 2021
Review results to chapter authors: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Final chapter submission to editor: Thursday, July 8, 2021


Inquiries

Please visit https://www.igi-global.com/publish/call-for-papers/call-details/4396 for more details regarding this publication and to submit your work. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. For further information, please write to me at xiaoge.xu@nottingham.edu.cn

Prof. Xiaoge Xu, PhD
Director of Institute for Mobile Studies, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Editor of Applying Mobile Technologies to Chinese Language Learning


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