Call for Book Chapters: "Italian as a Foreign Language: Teaching and acquisition in higher education"

Italian studies at the university level provide students with the opportunity for proficiency and competency speaking and writing in the language while also offering an understanding of social, political, and economic realities. Furthermore, Italian studies in higher education deepen the knowledge of the language by focusing on the areas of syntax, morphology, textuality, lexis, pragmatics, translation, and phonetics, among others. It also brings students closer to a specialised language with the analysis of literary texts, the study of history and art, Italian for business, Italian cinema, and other professional sectors. All of these abilities and skills related to teaching and acquiring the Italian language are required for professional development and a career in education or as a researcher.

Vernon Press invites book chapter proposals to be included in a forthcoming scholarly volume on Italian as a foreign language in higher education (university). All proposals related to the title are welcome, but special consideration will be given to those proposals that address specific issues related to:

  • Composition
  • Lexis
  • Listening
  • Phonetics
  • Pragmatics
  • Translation
  • Grammar
  • Oral communication
  • Telecollaboration

Also, proposals dealing with the specialised language of business, art, history, literature, humour, and obscene language will be considered as long as these are appropriately related and discussed in relation to the teaching and acquisition of Italian as a foreign language at the university level.


We welcome proposals for chapters between 5000-6000 words.
Language: English, but for obvious reasons, some parts may be in Italian.

Submission Details

Proposals should be between 250-500 words and clearly describe the author’s thesis, and provide an overview of the proposed chapter’s structure. In addition, as a separate document, authors should provide a short CV containing contact information and details of previous relevant publications, presentations, and/or research on Italian as a foreign language.

Please email questions and submissions to Alberto Regagliolo (Editor):


Abstract’s submission deadline: 20 September 2021
Abstract’s acceptation: 11 October 2021
Chapter submission deadline: 14 April 2022

This proposal is due on September 20th 2021.

Page last updated on June 17th 2021. All information correct at the time, but subject to change.