LINGUIST List 30.1625

Sat Apr 13 2019

FYI: Call for Chapters: Indigenous Language Acquisition, Maintenance, and Loss and Current Language Policies

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Date: 11-Apr-2019
From: Masumi Kai <>
Subject: Call for Chapters: Indigenous Language Acquisition, Maintenance, and Loss and Current Language Policies
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We are pleased to announce a call for chapter proposals for the book entitled 'Indigenous Language Acquisition, Maintenance, and Loss and Current Language Policies', to be published by IGI Global in 2020.

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 3, 2019

Propose a chapter for this book:

Language does change in a society and is affected by the government’s language policy. Some countries or regions were under the administration of a major power hence their education was conducted by the dominant’s language. Some countries or regions are independent but employ the language of a major power for education. What is the current situation of the indigenous languages in these areas? Has the indigenous language been revived after being released from colonization? If the indigenous language is influenced by the dominant power’s language or another language, what are the influences?
This book will cover sociolinguistic analysis and linguistic analysis, discussing the acquisition, maintenance, or loss of the indigenous languages and the language policy.

This book will aim to provide relevant overviews and the latest field research findings in the area. It will discuss maintenance, attrition, or loss of the indigenous languages, language status in the society, language policies, or the grammatical characteristics of the indigenous language that people maintained and spoke. It will be written for researchers and graduate students who want to expand their understanding of the current status of indigenous languages in the world.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- language acquisition
- language maintenance
- language attrition
- language loss
- language policy
- language contact
- language variety
- diglossia
- linguistic geography
- multilingualism
- language education

Submission Procedure:

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 3, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by May 26, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by August 31, 2019, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Trust in Knowledge Management and Systems in Organizations. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process. All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2020.

Important Dates:

May 3, 2019: Proposal Submission Deadline
May 26, 2015: Notification of Acceptance
August 31, 2019: Full Chapter Submission
October 30, 2019: Review Results Returned
December 10, 2019: Final Acceptance Notification
December 23, 2019: Final Chapter Submission


Toru Okamura, Komatsu University, Japan
Masumi Kai, University of Guam, USA

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Documentation; Morphology; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

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