A special issue on “Languages and cultures in contact in Africa and the Americas,” co-edited by the School of Education’s Theresa Austin with Reddad Erguig of Chouaib Doukkali University in Morocco, has been approved for publication in Languages and Linguistics with a publication date of December.
Austin is a professor in the Language, Literacy, and Culture Concentration in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies. Erguig is a faculty member in the department of English, Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, at Chouaib Doukkali University in El-Jadida.
According to Austin, the journal issue involved time-intensive international collaboration in passing two levels of peer review. The issue contains eight articles that make a contribution to the research of multiple literacies.
Laura Valdiviezo, an assistant professor in the Language, Literacy, and Culture Concentration, co-authored an article with Erguig titled “Islam and the everyday life literacy practices of newly literate Moroccan women.” Other articles included in this issue are “Double Dutch as Community Cultural Wealth in the Writing of African American Middle School Girls,” “Powerful gaming structures and practices: Video games, situated language, and cultural contexts,” “‘Teacher, What is a Jiko?’ Scientific Literacy and Curricular Goals in Contemporary Kenya,” “A Critical Microethnographic Analysis of the Relationship between Classroom Interactions and Literacy as a Social Practice,” “The Use of Language And Literacy Strategies,” “Ethnographic Encounters with Cultural Practices of Literacy in the State Prison of Oaxaca,” and “Testing assessing literacies: How do educators build useful knowledge about second language learners’ development.”
The introduction and table of contents are available in English, as well as French and Arabic.