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Wed Sep 08 2021

FYI: Call for Papers: Languages at War in Africa (Deadline Sep. 30, 2021)

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 05-Sep-2021
From: Deborah Wockelmann <>
Subject: Call for Papers: Languages at War in Africa (Deadline Sep. 30, 2021)
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Call for Papers: Languages at War in Africa

(Extended deadline!)

We are happy to announce that for a volume in the Palgrave series Languages at War we are looking forward to contributions from scholars and researchers in the field of African studies worldwide.

The focus is on - but not limited to - various research topics within the field of languages at war in Africa, such as:

- Linguistic identity and belonging in conflict
- (Mis-)Communication in conflict
- Representation and interpretation of conflict
- Conflict about language(s)
- Language conflict in multilingual settings
- Language policies vs. linguistic realities
- Language at wartime (international war, civil war, occupation, etc.)
- etc.

Papers should point to a theoretical framework and methodology used in the research. They should have a length of approximately 7500-8000 words and be submitted in English language.

For more information on the series please refer to:

We cordially invite you to submit an abstract of your proposed contribution including bibliographical references. Abstracts should not exceed 750 words (excluding references and title). Please send your abstract to Deborah Wockelmann ( and Maren Rüsch (

The extended submission deadline for the abstracts is September 30, 2021. We will inform you about the acceptance of contributions for the volume in November of this year.

Kind regards!
Deborah and Maren

Dr. Maren Rüsch
Swahili Lecturer
Institute of African Studies and Egyptology
University of Cologne
Office Phone: +49 221 470 2476

Deborah Wockelmann
Research Associate
Department of Anthropology and African Studies
Johannes Gutenberg-University

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Documentation; Ling & Literature; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Translation; Typology; Writing Systems

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