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.

Normally, two regular issues are published each year (Spring, Fall). Papers should normally be between 6000-8000 words in length and must include an abstract of approximately 50-100 words.

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.



Language and Literacy to become bilingual


A special thank you to Trina LeBlanc who is helping to make Language and Literacy a bilingual site by Spring 2014!


Chers lecteurs et chères lectrices de la revue scientifique « Langue et littératie »

Nous aimerions vous informer que le site Internet de la revue scientifique “Langue et littératie” deviendra bilingue vers la fin du printemps 2014. Nous vous assurons que nous déployons tous les efforts nécessaires pour que nos lecteurs puissent profiter d’un site Internet dans les deux langues officielles du pays.  

Nous vous remercions de votre patience.


Posted: 2013-10-04

Changes to L&L's Editorial Team

L&L warmly welcomes new editorial assistant, Pam Malins. Pam is a PhD student at Western University's Faculty of Education.  L&L readers and contributors are invited to contact Pam at with any questions or comments regarding the journal. Welcome Pam!
Posted: 2013-08-31

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 havecompleted an original study, not previously published, focusedon literacy issues encompassing research and teachingin print, oracy, and multimedia than 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.  

Posted: 2013-08-02 More...

L&L is Indexed in Ebsco and ProQuest

Language and Literacy is abstracted/indexed by the following sources:

Posted: 2012-11-19

Notice for New Submissions


Due to a technical problem beyond our control, it is possible that some authors may experience an error when trying to make a submission if they are using  Internet Explorer 9. Until this problem is corrected, please use another browser such as Firefox or Google Chrome. We are trying to fix the problem as soon as possible.We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Posted: 2012-07-20 More...

Meet the Editors of Language and Literacy

Our journal editors are from faculties of education across Canada.
Posted: 2010-10-12 More...
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ISSN: 1496-0974