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LINGUIST List 18.1730

Wed Jun 06 2007

Calls: Monolingualism/Sociolinguistic Studies (Jrnl)

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        1.    Elizabeth Ellis, Sociolinguistic Studies

Message 1: Sociolinguistic Studies
Date: 06-Jun-2007
From: Elizabeth Ellis <liz.ellisune.edu.au>
Subject: Sociolinguistic Studies

Full Title: Sociolinguistic Studies

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2007

Call for Papers

Papers are sought for a monograph to appear as a special issue of the
journal Sociolinguistic Studies (formerly Estudios de Sociolingüistica),
titled 'Monolingualism' in December 2008.

Sociolinguistic Studies.
Equinox Publishing, London, U.K., 3 issues per year.

Title: Monolingualism

Special issue Editor: Dr. Elizabeth Ellis


It is widely accepted by linguists that bilingualism and multilingualism
are more common worldwide than monolingualism. However, research has
concentrated on the former two; the implication being that monolingualism
is the norm, and that bi/multilingualism constitute aberrant states. In
contrast, there is little systematic investigation of monolingualism, and,
as Romaine (1995) points out, it would be strange to find a book with the
title 'Monolingualism'. The planned monograph will carry such a title, and
the papers it seeks to include will explore the phenomenon of
monolingualism from a number of different perspectives. These perspectives
might include language ideology, language choice in education, language
policy and planning, language awareness, second and third language teaching
and others from applied linguistics and sociolinguistics.

NB This is a shortened version of the Background and Rationale. You are
very welcome to contact Dr. Elizabeth Ellis at liz.ellisune.edu.au and I
will send the full Call for Papers and be glad to answer any queries.

Submission Process and Timeline

A proposal, consisting of title and draft abstract (150 - 200 words): due
31st August 2007

Submission of full paper (maximum 6000 words) for external blind review:
due 31st December 2007

All papers will be blind-reviewed by 2 expert reviewers, and acceptance
will be subject to reviews, with the final decision being made by the team
of Editors: Elizabeth Ellis, Xoán Paulo Rodriguez-Yáñez and Fernando Ramallo.

Publication: December 2008

Papers should be a maximum of 6000 words, excluding references and abstract.

Detailed guidelines for authors can be consulted at:

Proposals and enquiries should be addressed initially via email to Dr.
Elizabeth Ellis, University of New England, NSW, Australia, at the
following address:


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