NALANS ISSUES 2020, 2021

Ecocriticism ( Special Issue, December 2020) > STATUS: Published - Author Preview

Nalans (Additional Issue) > STATUS: Review and Revision in Progress

Pre-Service Teacher Education (Special Issue, June 2021) > STATUS: Proposal Preview

Nalans June 2021 (Additional Issue) > STATUS: Editorial Preview in Progress

Due Issues, December 2020

Ecocriticism Special Issue will have appeared by the end of December, and an additional issue is scheduled to follow it. (Once the special issue has been published, we will proceed with the publication of the new Issue) Please do not hesitate to contact for further queries (


Pre-Service Teacher Education (Special Issue, June 2021) STATUS: Proposal Preview

Issue Editor: Hilal Peker, PhD

As you may know, the community lost a great scholar, Dr. Alex P. Davies, on October 22, 2020. He was a dedicated and influential academic who inspired a lot of scholars and students all around the world. Dr. Davies’ research primarily focused on pre-service teacher education and bilingual education. To honor his work and commitment to pre-service teacher education, we have decided to dedicate Journal of Narrative and Language Studies (NALANS)’s Spring 2021 special issue to him. Thus, we have extended the deadline to submit proposals. Please find the related information below. We are looking forward to your proposals.

Teacher preparation is the keystone to training and producing highly qualified teachers. Teacher education programs have the responsibility to keep up with current trends in PreK-12 curricula and pedagogical approaches as well as local and national legislation. As our world is ever-evolving, so too are the students and their families and communities from which our schools serve. In preparing pre-service teachers to meet the growing demands of our increasingly diverse student populations, teacher education programs must now consider students’ linguistic acquisition and development as they relate to both language learning (e.g., bilingual, ESOL, foreign language instruction) and content-area instruction. Within this scope, NALANS is inviting papers for the Special Issue on Pre-Service Teacher Education, Vol. 9 No. 16 (Spring 2021) to explore current dynamics, theories, and empirical research. 

Possible topics include, but are by no means restricted to, the following as they relate to pre-service teacher education in a language learning context:

  • Curriculum design and lesson planning
  • Technology integration
  • Social justice and equity
  • Language support and scaffolding in mainstream, content area classrooms (i.e., elementary and secondary classrooms)
  • Girls’ education
  • Refugee and students with limited and/or interrupted education
  • 21st century skills
  • Dual language
  • English language learners
  • Foreign language learners
  • Sustainable learning and teaching
  • Consequences of COVID-19 upon teacher education programs
  • Online and distance learning
  • Administrative and management aspects within pre-service education programs
  • Sociolinguistic narratives
  • 1st generation college/university students and teachers
  • Self-efficacy and motivation
  • Student teaching and practicum placement experiences

Proposals should be for original works not previously published (including in conference proceedings) and that are not currently under consideration for another edited collection or journal. Proposals of 500 words (or optionally completed papers) and abbreviated CVs listing academic affiliation and publications are due November 30, 2020. Please send your proposals to If the proposal is accepted for the issue, a full draft (4000-8000 words) will be required by January 8, 2021 (5pm EST). Please note that the manuscripts should be sent to the issue editor, Hilal Peker, and submitted to the journal’s system. Additionally, both the proposal and the manuscript should be written in English. Unfortunately, book reviews will not be accepted. For registration, please visit:

Journal of Narrative and Language Studies (NALANS) is a professional, double blind peer-reviewed international journal that aims to involve scholars from around the world. The journal provides a platform for different theoretical and thematic approaches to literature, linguistics and language teaching. We aim at providing an intellectual platform by accepting manuscripts that develop theoretical, conceptual, or methodological approaches to language, linguistics and literature, present results of empirical, critical, theoretical and pedagogical research that advance the understanding of language, linguistics and literature, explore innovative policies and programs and describe and evaluate strategies for future action, and analyze issues of current interest.

The writing style of the manuscripts in NALANS is APA 7th. For further information:

The journal is indexed in the following databases: Elsevier SCOPUS, MLA International Bibliography, Directory of Open Access Journals, The Linguist List, Google Scholar, Directory of Research Journals Indexing, ASOS Index, Academic Resource Index, Turkish Education Index, DergiPark and Sosyal Bilimler Atıf Dizini. The Journal is to apply for SSCI and AHCI in 2021.

For more information, please visit the official website of the journal:



    Issue Editors: Barış Ağır & G. Zümre Yılmaz Karahan & M. Zeki Çıraklı



    Please send your proposal for the envisaged issue and present your statement of purpose. Contact the Editor-in-Chief.

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    (PRE-SERVICE TEACHER EDUCATION) Hilal Peker & Alex Davies : e-mail : &

    (NARRATIVE AND POETRY) Allison Lin & Co- Issue Author :

    (MEDIA, MELVILLE, ) Martina Pfeiler & Co-Issue Editor : e-mail :

    (CALL)Ferit KILIÇKAYA & Sedat AKAYOĞLU e-mail: & 

    (CORPUS & STYLISTICS) Ali Şükrü Özbay & Co-Issue Editor e-mail :

    (POSTCLASSICAL NARRATOLOGY) M. Zeki ÇIRAKLI & Co-Issue Editor : e-mail :


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