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Tue Sep 15 2020

FYI: CfP Queer and Trans Dialectology: Exploring the Intersectionality of Regionality

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 14-Sep-2020
From: Tyler Kibbey <>
Subject: CfP Queer and Trans Dialectology: Exploring the Intersectionality of Regionality
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Following the University of Kentucky webinar “Approaching a Queer Dialectology” - co-sponsored by the Linguistic Society of America’s Committee on LGBTQ+ [Z] Issues in Linguistics - American Speech, the journal of the American Dialect Society, has expressed interest in a special issue proposal on the same topic.

We are proposing a single special issue of American Speech, but if there is considerable research/interest in collaborating on this project, then we have discussed the possibilities of either a double-special issue or a volume of PADS (Publications of the American Dialect Society). That is, the size and length of the final version of this collection will depend on the number of interested researchers and the number of papers that result from this call.

This is a call for papers for a collection of research writing on the conceptualization of Queer & Trans approaches to Dialectology, specifically surrounding the intersectionality of regionality. The call asks for abstracts (750 words, not including references) to be returned by October 15. Reviews of the abstracts will begin the following week, and authors should expect to hear back within a month.

We would like to encourage submissions which consider region, regionality, regional identity politics, and the variable ways that these interact with identity, language use, variation, and change in trans and queer communities. We are especially interested in papers whose research and results prompt discussions of the complexity of region as it intersects with other dynamic aspects of identity.

If you are interested in submitting your work to be included in the special issue proposal, please send questions or expressions of interest to both editors, Bryce McCleary ( and Tyler Kibbey ( We further request that those interested in contributing the proposal submit a 750-word abstract (not including references) and a CV to the editors. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 11:59PM EDT.

Our goal is to submit a full proposal with short abstracts and a table of contents to the editors of American Speech for timely review and consideration by the end of October. Interested individuals will be notified by the editors if their paper has been accepted for inclusion within the proposal. The editors expect that, should the proposal be accepted and reviewed expediently, full manuscript submissions will be due sometime in December, with the goal being publication in early to mid- 2021.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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