North America Association of Celtic Language Teachers

Call for Papers

   The Journal of Celtic Language Learning is an open access, peer-reviewed journal for those involved with teaching or researching modern Celtic languages.  Manuscripts are invited in any of the following categories:

  • Research Articles dealing with the linguistic analysis, teaching, or acquisition of a Celtic language;
  • Teaching Forum pieces describing a successful teaching technique, giving a lesson plan, or describing a Celtic language program at your institution;
  • Keynote Addresses. We generally seek to publish the text of the keynote addresses given at our annual conference so that those not in attendance may also enjoy these lectures;
  • Hyn a'r Llall. (Welsh for "Bits and Bobs") This section hosts articles considered to be of interest to JCLL readers which do not fit neatly into the traditional sections designated above;
  • Learner's Showcase, in which original literary pieces of prose or poetry written by learners of a Celtic language at any level are published along with a translation in English. These may be submitted by the student who authored the piece, or by the teacher on his/her student's behalf;
  • Reviews of books, software, websites, films, or music of Celtic interest.

   Submissions are accepted year-round. Suggestions for books or language software to review, or offers to review such items, are always welcome.

Information for Authors

   Manuscripts for review should be prepared in Word and submitted electronically to Kevin Scannell at  In unusual circumstances, manuscripts may be submitted on paper; contact one of the editors for details.  All submissions should be double-spaced and should conform to APA style. Articles should include a 50 to 60 word abstract at the beginning. (Note that we depart from APA style in including authors' full first names, not just first initials, in lists of references).

   All articles submitted will be refereed blindly by two anonymous reviewers. Therefore all indications of authorship should be removed from the manuscript.  Comments from the referees will be forwarded to the author(s), together with the editors' decision regarding publication.

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