Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses
Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2017
Call for Papers
Edited Volume: Language and Dialect Contact in World Englishes
We invite contributions to the volume Language and Dialect Contact in World Englishes, edited by Ignacio M. Palacios Martinez and José A. Sánchez Fajardo, to be published in the next issue of Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (University of Alicante, Spain), in 2017.
The phenomena of globalization and code-switching have undoubtedly had a significant influence on language variation and diversity, particularly in areas where English has come into sustained contact with other languages. Existing interest in the connection between language contact and the variability of World Englishes has been motivated principally by the need to establish universal linguistic models, patterns or categories, or by the growing interest in language change and the reasons underlying it. Thus, the proposed volume seeks to gather both theoretical and empirical works that explore issues relating to language and dialect contact in World Englishes. The work will be divided into two main parts: (1) 'Language contact and linguistic variations' will examine contact-driven variability in English phonological, morphological, semantic and pragmatic mechanisms and models; (2) 'English as a lingua franca and EFL' will consider the influence of standard and non-standard forms of English on language teaching, attitudes and regional education policy.
Possible issues for exploration include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Models and patterns of linguistic variability in language-contact Englishes.
- Contrastive studies on standard English and non-standard language-contact dialects.
- Processes of linguistic borrowing and code-switching in language-contact Englishes.
- Semantic and pragmatic variations due to dialectal and linguistic change.
- Sociolinguistic implications of language contact in World Englishes.
- Sub-standardization of language-contact Englishes and EFL.
- Pedagogical approaches to the peculiarities of code-switching and language-contact Englishes.
If you are interested in contributing a chapter, please send your working title and a short abstract (250 words) to José A. Sánchez (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ignacio M. Palacios (email@example.com) by 31 March, 2017.
- General linguistics
- Applied linguistics
- Linguistic variations
- Linguistic borrowing
- World Englishes