Dear Ma'am or Sir:

Please distribute the following Call For Chapters for the upcoming
book, *Applied
Psycholinguistics and Multilingual Cognition in Human Creativity*, to your
subscribership at the Academy of International Business at your earliest

*Please note there is a heavy international business component to this CFC.*

Additional Information:

Bryan Christiansen (Global Research Society, LLC), USA
Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: September 30, 2017
Full Chapters Due: January 31, 2018
Submission Date: July 15, 2018
Psycholinguistics or psychology of language is the study of the
psychological and neurobiological factors that enable humans to acquire,
use, comprehend and produce language. Initial forays into psycholinguistics
were largely philosophical or educational schools of thought, due mainly to
their location in departments other than applied sciences (e.g., cohesive
data on how the human brain functioned). Modern research makes use of
biology, neuroscience, cognitive science, linguistics, and information
science to study how the brain processes language, and less so the known
processes of social sciences, human development, communication theories and
infant development, among others. There are a number of subdisciplines with
non-invasive techniques for studying the neurological workings of the
brain; for example, neurolinguistics has become a field in its own right.

Language acquisition is the process by which humans acquire the capacity to
perceive and comprehend language, as well as to produce and use words and
sentences to communicate. Language acquisition is one of the quintessential
human traits, because non-humans do not communicate by using language.
Language acquisition usually refers to first-language acquisition, which
studies infants' acquisition of their native language. This is
distinguished from second-language acquisition, which deals with the
acquisition (in both children and adults) of additional languages.

Multilingualism is the use of two or more languages, either by an
individual speaker or by a community of speakers. It is believed that
multilingual speakers outnumber monolingual speakers in the world's
population. Multilingualism is becoming a social phenomenon governed by the
needs of globalization and cultural openness. Owing to the ease of access
to information facilitated by the Internet, individuals' exposure to
multiple languages is becoming increasingly frequent, thereby promoting a
need to acquire additional languages. People who speak several languages
are also called polyglots. Use of culture bound communicative strategies in
multilinguals is in the focus. In code-switching they turn from one world
picture, cognitive base and language models to another.

Since there is no readily available extant literature that synthesizes
psycholinguistics, multilingualism, and language acquisition into one
entity and examines how it influences human creativity as it pertains to
various areas of human endeavor, this research project will be potentially
ground-breaking for multiple areas.

*Target Audience*
The primary target audience for this proposed publication is academics in
the humanities and social sciences. The secondary target audience is
graduate students and practitioners involved in the same two fields who
seek information on how psycholinguistics and multilingualism is applied in
areas such as business, economics, psychology, and technology.

*Recommended Topics*

   - Modern Theories of Multilingualism
   - Language and Cognition
   - Psycholinguistic Application of Human Activity in Various Spheres
   - Speech Production
   - Lexical Semantics
   - Construction Integration Theory
   - Inferencing
   - Neural Basis of Discourse Comprehension
   - Psycholinguistic Theories of Anaophoric Reference
   - Non-Literal Language Processing
   - Metonymy
   - Acquisition of Morphological and Syntactic Knowledge
   - Bilingualism and Executive Control
   - The Neural Bases of Multilingualism
   - Aphasiology
   - Lateralization
   - Speech Perception and Production
   - Sign Language Acquisition
   - Left- and Right-Hemisphere Contributions to Production and
   - Oculomotor and Cognitive Control Theories of Reading
   - Origins of Contemporary Psycholinguistics
   - The Creativity of Human Language
   - Language as Distinct from Speech, Thought, and Communication
   - Fluency
   - Gestalt Theory
   - Inductive Learning
   - Social Approach to Multilingualism
   - Language Variation and Global Languages
   - Problems with Mother Tongue Education
   - Origins of Creativity
   - Human Innovation
   - The Creative Personality
   - Biology and Creative Processes
   - Cognitive Neuroscience and Creativity
   - Group Creativity
   - Multilingualism in International Business

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before *September
30, 2017*. Authors will be notified by *October 10, 2017* about the status
of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected
to be submitted by *January 31, 2018*, and all interested authors must
consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at
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. All proposals should be submitted through the
E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group
Inc.), 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 This publication is anticipated to be released in 2018.

*Important Dates*
Phase 1:
*Proposal Submission Deadline:* September 30, 2017
*Full chapter Submission:* January 31, 2018

Phase 2:
*Review Process:* January 30 to March 15, 2018
*Review Results to Chapter Authors:* March 30, 2018

Phase 3:
*Revised Chapter Submission from Chapter Authors:* April 30, 2018
*Final Acceptance Notifications to Chapter Authors:* May 15, 2018
*Submission of Final Chapters to Editor:* May 31, 2018


​Bryan Christiansen
​9408 Bellevue Road
Battle Creek, Michigan  49014
*Tel: ​(317) 258-4957​*

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