LINGUIST List 29.2769

Wed Jul 04 2018

Calls: General Linguistics / Journal of Asian Pacific Communication (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 27-Jun-2018
From: Danjie Su <>
Subject: General Linguistics / Journal of Asian Pacific Communication (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Journal of Asian Pacific Communication

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Oct-2018

Call for Papers:
Islam and Language in the Asian Pacific
Special Issue of the Journal of Asian Pacific Communication (JAPC)
John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam
Guest edited by:
Ali H. Al-Hoorie (

Islam has had a tremendous influence on Muslims in various aspects of life, including social, cultural, political, economic, and linguistic. However, its linguistic influence has received relatively less attention to date. This Special Issue of JAPC focuses on Islam and language in the Asian Pacific as well as East Asian diaspora communities in other parts of the world. The JAPC invites scholars whose work focuses on language and Islam to analyze the impact of Islam on language (or even vice versa). The following is non-exhaustive list of potential topics:
- The popular belief of the superiority of Arabic to other languages; its origins, evidence, effects on how other languages are perceived by Muslims
- Perception of the effects of global English on Arabic, the language of Islam. Perceptions of students, teachers, and teachers of non-English subjects. Has English 'corrupted' Arabic?
- How do Muslim students/teachers who consider English 'the language of infidels' justify learning/teaching it?
- Struggles that teaching a foreign language has gone through in certain contexts due to religious resistance
- How do devout Muslim learners of English interpret 'shunning' non-believers (as the Quran prescribes)? How do they go about interacting with non-Muslim members of the L2 community and its cultural products (e.g., music), and how has this affected L2 learning?
- How do devout Muslims interact with members of the same and opposite gender from the L2 community?
- What is the effect of Quran memorization and similar practices on language acquisition (whether L1 or L2)?
- Are there any gender differences in any of the above?
- Discourse analysis of Mosque sermons and other speech acts
- Islam is not as homogeneous as might be believed. Do the different Islamic sects differ in any of the above?
- Other relevant topics

Interested authors should send a brief abstract stating the theme, methodology, and aim of the paper by 30 October 2018 to Ali H. Al-Hoorie (

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