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Albert Valdman, Editor
Studies in Second Language Acquisition
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reprinted from other sources require permission from the publisher of the original source.
The target length for submissions is 50 pages all inclusive (i.e., text plus all tables, figures,
references, appendixes, etc.).
Articles must follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style manual (See
below). Before submitting manuscripts to Cambridge University Press, manuscripts are
edited at our
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the American Psychological Association (Fifth Edition, 2001), which can be obtained
from the Order Department, American Psychological Association, P.O. Box 2710,
Hyattsville MD 20784, USA. It is also available in many bookstores and libraries.
Guidelines for text format: APA Manual (pp. 283-320)
Double-space between all lines of the manuscript, including the text, title,
headings, endnotes, quotations, references, figure captions, and tables.
Margins: Leave margins of 1 in. (2.54 cm) at the top, bottom, right, and left of every page.
Pagination: Number all pages consecutively. Arrange the pages
of the manuscript in the
· Title page (p. 1): title, author name(s), affiliation(s), running head
· Abstract (page 2)
· Text (start on page 3)
· References (following the text; start on a new page)
· Appendixes (start each on a separate page)
· Author note (optional)
· Endnotes (start on a new page)
· Tables (each on a separate page; continue consecutive page numbering)
· Figure captions (list together, starting on separate page)
· Figures (each on a separate page )
If you have used a numbered system of headings, please replace it with the
APA system (see section 3.30-3.32 of the APA Manual). Be sure that there are at least
TWO headings in each level; a single heading will not be permitted.
head: In the header of each page, include a shortened form of the title
the upper right-hand corner before the page number. The running head should consist
of no more than 50 characters (including letters and spaces).
Avoid the use of quotation marks and italics (underlining)
for emphasis. Reserve (italics) underlining primarily for language examples. Avoid the use
of bolding in the text.
Guidelines for references: APA Manual (pp. 215-281)
citations: Sources cited or referred to in the text should indicate the
surname, publication date, and page number(s) when pertinent: (Gass, 1994; Lightbown &
Spada, 1994, p. 563); if more than one citation appears in parenthetical material, they should
appear in alphabetical order. When the author's name is part of the text, follow this form:
Schumann (1994) argued that...
list: All in-text citations must be listed in full in the reference list
at the end of the
article. Begin the reference list on a separate page entitled "References" and double-space it
throughout. Each entry must include the author’s name, co-authors (if any), publication date,
and title of the work. For a journal article, also provide the name of the journal, volume number,
and page numbers for the article. For an article in an edited volume, include the editor’s name,
title of the volume, and page numbers of the article. For a book or monograph, include the
edition, place of publication, and name of publisher. Punctuate and capitalize as in the following
Eckman, F. R. (1993, April). Local and long-distance anaphora in second
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Applied
Ellis, R. (1994). The study of second language acquisition.
Lakshmanan, U. (1989). Accessibility to Universal Grammar in child
acquisition. Unpublished doctoral dissertation,
Meisel, J. (Ed.). (1994). Bilingual first language acquisition: French
and German grammatical
Trahey, M., & White, L. (1993).
Positive evidence and preemption in the second language
classroom. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 15, 181-204.
Zuengler, J. (1993). Explaining NNS
interactional behavior: The effect of conversational topic.
In G. Kasper & S. Blum-Kulka (Eds.), Interlanguage pragmatics (pp. 184-195).
Guidelines for tables and figures: APA Manual (pp. 147-201)
For reasons of space, keep the
number of tables and figures to a minimum. Copyright
permission is required for tables, texts, and figures reproduced from another source.
· Include a brief but explanatory heading
· Use horizontal lines but no vertical lines
· Provide a heading for each column
· Explain abbreviations in a note under each table
· Present comparable tables consistently
· Refer to each table in the text
· Use 12-point Times New Roman font
· Dimensions should not exceed 4" wide by 4 1/2" long. (CUP can reduce larger figures, but
lettering size may be a problem; for best results prepare figures to size.)
· Prepare each figure on a separate sheet, without caption, page number, or running head;
figure captions are listed together on a preceding sheet.
· Identify each figure lightly in pencil on the back of the sheet.