Calls: Applied Ling/Socioling/Current Issues in Language Planning (Jrnl)
Editor for this issue: Fatemeh Abdollahi
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics;Sociolinguistics
Call Deadline: 31-May-2010
Forthcoming issue on 'Language Planning and Feminism'.
It is anticipated papers will be published in Vol 12,1. 2011.
The Editor for this issue is Tony Liddicoat Tony.Liddicoatunisa.edu.au
The focus of feminist language planning has typically been to remove gender bias from language. Different solutions have been adopted for this in different countries and for different languages and in some cases, proposals for feminist language reform have evolved between different possible responses. It is important to document the range of responses feminist language planning has proposed and the political, social and linguistic contexts these have sought to address.
Feminist language planning has usually been associated with a political agenda to address gender imbalances as they are represent and communicated through language forms. This work has largely begun as a grass roots movement in which feminists have articulated the perceived problem and proposed solutions often without the agency to effect these solutions. It has usually only been later that governments and other language planning bodies began to address these issues. This movement from language planning activism to language planning activity is one of the particular dimensions of feminist language planning which needs to be explored.
It is also important for language planning scholars to consider the wider impacts that feminist philosophies and theories have had on language planning as an activity and to understand how language planning articulates with wider debates.
This volume aims to provide a forum in which the complexity of the feminist contribution to language planning can be explored.
The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 5 February 2010.
The deadline for receipt of the final paper is 31 May 2010.