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Series Editors: Lo Bianco, Joseph, Wiley, Terrence G.

ISSN: 1571-5361

Perspectives on Academic Persian

Springer Language Policy (LAPO) Series CALL FOR CHAPTERS 

There is a growing competition among many Middle Eastern languages to produce their academic discourse. Similar to academic English, most non-Western languages, including Persian, are developing new styles and genres to produce academic texts. Some follow conventional patterns of academic writings. Although the available literature discusses the literary aspects of Persian exhaustively (an example could be the scholarship on poetry and prose), not much has been written on styles and forms of academic Persian. Non-literary aspects of Persian, particularly its academic potential, remain unnoticed. In this volume, the primary question is, “what is academic Persian?” Could one revisit academic aspects to a language that has long been known for poetry and prose?
Perspectives on Academic Persian is a modest proposal to discover new areas of an old language. The volume is intended to be published by Springer in the Language Policy (LAPO) series.
Potential themes in the volume include (but are not limited to) the following,
• The concept of Academic Persian
Academic Persian: the basics and the context
Grammatical and Structural Considerations
Historical Grounds for Academic Persian
Academic Persian as a lingua franca?
Academic Persian vs. Scientific Persian
• Persian Academic Skills
Reading
Writing
Listening
Speaking
• Genres of Academic Persian
Genre Analysis in Academic Persian
Historical case studies
Academic Persian in Different Disciplines
Lexical Analysis of Academic Persian
• Challenges of Academic Persian
Academizing an Eastern Language
Weighing Literary Backgrounds
Linguistic Policies of Modern Persian
Academic Persian vs. Academic Persians
Technical Concerns (e.g., machine reading, crawling, indexing, plagiarism detection, etc.)
• Pedagogical Perspectives
Teaching Academic Persian to non-Persian Speakers
Issues of Material Development in Academic Persian
Issues of Syllabus and Curriculum Designing
Methods and Techniques of Teaching Academic Persian
Teacher Training Courses: various case studies
• Possible Research Areas
Syntax in Academic Persian
Discourse Analysis
Corpus Development in Academic Persian
Influences of English on Academic Persian
Influences of Arabic on Academic Persian
A.I. and Gamification of Academic Persian
Role of the Persian Academy in Academic Persian
Ethnographic Accounts of Academic Persian
• Evaluation and Assessment in Academic Persian
Scholars, researchers, and teachers are invited to send the abstract of their proposed chapters and a short bio-note to Abbas Aghdassi (aghdassi@um.ac.ir) before February 10, 2020.
Interested contributors may submit their proposed chapters either in English or Persian.
Notification of acceptance would be communicated by March 01, 2020. Upon the acceptance of your chapter, you would be invited to submit the full chapter by July 30, 2020. Chapters would undergo a single review, and you would be notified if any probable revisions are requested.
Accepted chapters are intended to be published in an edited volume by Springer Language Policy (LAPO) series. Kindly circulate the call, and contact me for any questions.
Contact Abbas Aghdassi, Ed., (aghdassi@um.ac.ir)
Abstract submission Feb 10, 2020
Acceptance note Mar 01, 2020
Chapter submission July 30, 2020
Initial reviews Aug 30, 2020
Revision submission Sep 30, 2020

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