LINGUIST List 19.1645

Thu May 22 2008

Calls: Sociolinguistics/BOCA: The South Florida Journal of Ling (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Fatemeh Abdollahi <>

        1.    Kristyl Kepley, BOCA: The South Florida Journal of Linguistics

Message 1: BOCA: The South Florida Journal of Linguistics
Date: 20-May-2008
From: Kristyl Kepley <>
Subject: BOCA: The South Florida Journal of Linguistics
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Full Title: BOCA: The South Florida Journal of Linguistics

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2008

The 2008 Fall publication will have a thematic focus of Culture andLanguage Change. While papers addressing any facet of this field will beconsidered, the editors are especially interested in papers addressing thefollowing:

- Language change as a function of global and/or local contact- Dialectical differences related to, or resulting from, socio-culturalfactors- Theories, especially socio-cultural ones, which aim to explain how andwhy languages change- Developments or modifications of cultural identities as a function oflinguistic change or contact- Arenas of human interaction that are fertile grounds for language change- Socio-cultural factors that drive similarities and differences withinlanguages, and within patterns of linguistic change

Submissions should be no more than 20 pages, or approximately 6,000 words,and should follow the guidelines of the Linguistic Society of America'sLanguage and the Unified Linguist Style Sheet--available through theLinguist List.

Reviews of books which address these issues are also welcome. Thesesubmissions should be between 1,000-2,000 words.

A separate title page should include the author's name, e-mail address andmailing address. The author's name should not appear on the manuscriptpages to allow for blind review. Please also include a short (100-200word) abstract, to be used upon publication.

Submissions must be received by September 1, 2008 and should be sent asattachments using Microsoft Word to: