LINGUIST List 32.3605

Sat Nov 13 2021

Calls: Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Phonetics, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Anthropological Linguistics / Linguistics Vanguard (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 13-Nov-2021
From: Viktorija Kostadinova <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Phonetics, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Anthropological Linguistics / Linguistics Vanguard (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Linguistics Vanguard

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2021

Call for Papers:

Adjusting data collection to remote settings as a consequence of the safety measures precipitated by the outbreak of COVID-19 has raised urgent questions about data quality, validity, and comparability, along with technical dilemmas, for researchers across the social sciences. For sociolinguists, the central and highly-valued types of data have traditionally been those collected in naturalistic settings, through face-to-face conversations, when speakers pay the least amount of attention to speech (e.g., Labov, 1984) – a very difficult type of data to collect amid travel restrictions and mandatory social distancing. Socio-phoneticians or other researchers who rely on high-quality audio recordings or in-person motoring of participants have needed to completely rethink their experimental designs in light of strict safety measures. Transitioning to remote data-collection modalities has created methodological challenges; however, it has also fostered innovation, and, in many instances, has led to novel insights about language, society, and the research process itself.

For this special issue, we invite linguists working at the intersection of language and society to contribute short papers (3,000 to 4,000 words) that outline innovative research methods developed or tested during the COVID-19 pandemic. We especially welcome papers that consider the advantages and disadvantages of remote data collection (defined broadly) and/or papers in which collecting data in a new way revealed insights about language that would have otherwise been obscured.

Submissions are possible immediately, and until December, 15th 2021 at the latest. Each submission is subject to a double-blind peer-review process.

The special issue is guest-edited by Viktorija Kostadinova (University of Amsterdam) and Matt Hunt Gardner (KU Leuven).

Linguistics Vanguard is an online, multimodal journal published by De Gruyter Mouton. Because the journal is only published online, special collections serve as “virtual special issues” and are linked by shared keywords. Details about the journal can be found at Linguistics Vanguard strives for a very quick turn around time from submission to publication.

Inclusion of multimodal content designed to integrate interactive content (including, but not limited to audio and video, images, maps, software code, raw data, hyperlinks to external databases and any other media enhancing the traditional written word) is particularly encouraged. Special collection contributors should follow the general submission guidelines for the journal:

Authors will have free access to the entire special collection. There are no publication costs. All authors may post a pdf on their personal website and/or institutional repository a year after publication. In addition, the introduction, which contains a summary of each article, will be fully freely accessible.

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