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This is the 3rd call for chapters for an edited book focusing on the use of 
corpora for data-driven learning (DDL, Johns, 1991) with young (i.e. 
pre-tertiary) learners.

DDL, despite being a feature of corpora and language learning research for some 
time, has really taken off as a viable methodological approach in the last 
decade due to innovations in corpus query interfaces, data visualisation, open 
access and improved internet access/speed. However, for a number of reasons 
including access, resources and difficulties in convincing those outside 
academia of the value of DDL, the majority of studies on DDL are conducted with 
tertiary or adult learners, leaving DDL for younger learners (those in 
pre-school, primary, or secondary education) as a relatively underexplored area 
in the literature.

With this in mind, chapter proposals are invited that explore the use of DDL 
with younger learners. Studies dealing with DDL for first or second language 
acquisition, genre and register learning/teaching and DDL for the 
teaching/learning of subjects other than languages are particularly welcome. 
The corpora involved in any of these studies can be spoken, written or 
multimodal. Chapters may be empirical studies of corpus use and its effects on 
learning, studies that explore the perceptions of corpus use by younger 
learners/teachers of younger learners, or studies that make a novel 
contribution to theory or methodology, such as new software or corpora that 
deal specifically with younger learners, and new approaches in training 
teachers / students of younger learners in DDL techniques.

Final chapters will be approximately 6000-7500 words. Chapter proposals of 
400-500 words are due March 31st, 2018. The edited volume is to be published by 
Routledge in 2019, part of the Taylor and Francis publishing group.

Please feel free to signal your interest or discuss your ideas by contacting 
the editor at  A final call will go out mid-March, proposals 
due end of March, acceptance notification in April, with final submissions due 
December 2018/January 2019.

Many thanks,

Dr. Peter Crosthwaite, Ph.D., FHEA
Lecturer, School of Languages and Cultures,
University of Queensland.
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Section editor for corpus linguistics at Open Linguistics 
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