literacy, learning, teaching, research, theory

Language and Literacy

Language & Literacy is an online journal for educators interested in a broad range of literacy issues encompassing research and teaching in print, oracy, and multimedia.

It is the peer-reviewed journal of the Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada (LLRC) of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education.

It is the tradition of the journal to publish two regular issues each year (Spring, Fall). We welcome papers that concern a range of literacy education research. Submissions  should normally be between 6000-8000 words in length and must include an abstract of approximately 50-100 words.

Indexed in ProQuest and EBSCO,  Language and Literacy was founded in 1999 by Ingrid Johnston and Jill McClay of the University of Alberta, and by Rebecca Luce-Kapler and Sylvia Pantaleo of Queens University.



New Publication!


Please take a moment to view our latest regular issue of Language & Literacy: Volume 17 Issue 1

Le numéro 16(2) de la revue Language and Literacy est maintenant disponible.

Posted: 2015-01-27

Thank you to 2014 Reviewers!


A special thank you is extended to all those who reviewed for Language and Literacy in 2014.  We greatly appreciate you offering your time and expertise to help Language and Litearcy publish quality work.

Please see a list of all 2014 Reviers on the home page. 

If you wish to serve or continue to serve as a reviewer for Language and Literacy please ensure that your profile is up to date with your research interests so that we may continue to match manuscripts to your interests. This is particularly important given that we are now bilingual as well as establishing a new team of editors.

Thank you!


Nous adressons un remerciement spécial à tous les évaluateurs qui ont arbitré des textes pour la revue Langue et Littératie en 2014. Nous apprécions grandement votre expertise et le temps que vous avez consacré à cette tâche afin de nous permettre de publier des articles de qualité.

La liste de tous nos arbitres se trouve sur notre page d’accueil.

Si vous souhaitez arbitrer des articles à nouveau pour la revue Langue et Littératie, assurez-vous de mettre à jour votre profil en spécifiant vos intérêts de recherche afin que nous puissions vous proposer des articles appropriés. Cela est particulièrement important puisque la revue est maintenant bilingue et qu’une nouvelle équipe d’édition est en place.

Posted: 2015-01-27

Changes to the Language and Literacy Team


A warm welcome is extended to our new co-editors of Language and Literacy: Dr. Burcu Yaman Ntelioglou, Dr. Linda Laidlaw, and Dr. Kimberly Lenters.

Also, many thanks to co-editors Dr. Lynne Wiltse and Dr. Jennifer Rowsell for their years of service and valuable contributions to the journal. You will both be missed.


The Language and Literacy Team

Posted: 2015-01-05

Please update profiles


Dear reviewers,

Please take a moment to update your profile to ensure your reviewing interests are current.  This is important as editors try to assign manuscripts to reviewers based on these interests, especially as we are now becoming bilingual.

Thank you,

Pam Malins

Editorial Assistant

Posted: 2014-05-23

Language and Literacy Call for Papers/ Appel à communications de la revue Langage et littératie


Language & Literacy is an on-line open-access, peer-reviewed journal of the Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada (LLRC) of the Canadian Society for Studies in Education. L&L is inviting authors to submit manuscripts for publication. If you are working on or have completed an original study, not previously published, focused on literacy issues encompassing research and teaching in print, oracy, and multimedia then you should consider submitting to Language& Literacy.


Langage et littératie est une revue en ligne avec comité de lecture et libre d’accès publiée par les Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada (LLRC) de la Société canadienne pour l’étude de l’éducation. Langage et littératie invite les chercheurs à soumettre des articles pour publication. Si vous avez entamé ou terminé une recherche originale et inédite sur la littératie qui touche à la recherche et à l’enseignement liés à l’écrit, l’oralité et les supports multimédias, nous vous encourageons à soumettre un article à Langage et littératie.  

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