Notes to Authors
Submission of a manuscript implies that it has not been published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere, either in the submitted form or in a modified version.
1. Full-length manuscripts should not exceed a maximum of 30 typed, 1.5-spaced pages inclusive of all references and appendices. An abstract of not more than 200 words, together with at most 5 key words, should also be included. The author’s name should not appear elsewhere in the article.
2. Authors should also submit a cover page (as a separate document) which includes the author’s name, full title of the paper, mailing address, contact telephone number(s), email address(es), and biographical data in not more than 50 words.
3. Brief reports or summaries of work-in-progress should be between 4–6 pages (including references and notes).
4. Book reviews should range between 600–800 words.
1. Manuscripts should conform to the requirements of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).
2. Double quotation marks should be used in introducing direct citations in the text. Citations within quotations will be marked with single quotation marks.
3. There should be a title to go with every table/figure in the paper. Titles of the tables should be placed above the tables, and titles of the figures under the figures.
4. Examples should be indented and numbered (see the example below).
5. Non-English examples, other than Chinese ones, should be presented with their English counterparts in single quotation marks.
6. Chinese examples should be presented in Hanyu Pinyin. Cantonese examples should be presented with the Yale Romanisation and then the English translations in single quotation marks:
a. … the use of 我ngóh ‘I’ in the discourse …
b. … as in the following example:
ngóh jūngyi yúhyìhnhohk
I like linguistics
‘I like linguistics.’
7. Notes should be used as sparingly as possible and should be in the form of endnotes rather than footnotes.
Sample reference list
Braidi, S. M. (2002). Reexamining the role of recasts in native-speaker/non-native speaker interactions. Language Learning, 52(1), 1–42.
Carroll, S. E. (2001). Input and evidence: The raw material of second language acquisition. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Ellis, R. (2005). Measuring implicit and explicit knowledge of a second language: A psychometric study. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 27, 141–172.
Havranek, G., & Cesnik, H. (2001). Factors affecting the success of corrective feedback. In S. H. Foster- Cohen & A. Nizegorodzew (Eds.), EUROSLA yearbook, Volume 1 (pp. 99–122). Amsterdam: Benjamins.
HKSAR (2007). Proportion of population (1) aged 5 and over able to speak selected languages/dialects, 1996, 2001 and 2006. Retrieved December 30, 2008, from http://www.bycensus2006.gov.hk/
Long, M. H. (1996). The role of the linguistic environment in second language acquisition. In W. C. Ritchie & T. K. Bhatia (Eds.), Handbook of second language acquisition (pp. 413–468). New York: Academic Press.
Richards, J. C., & Rodgers, T. S. (2001). Approaches and methods in language teaching (2nd ed.). Cambridge: CUP.
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