LINGUIST List 32.3639

Thu Nov 18 2021

FYI: Call for Chapters: Handbook on Endangered South Asian Languages

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 17-Nov-2021
From: Niladri Sekhar Dash <>
Subject: Call for Chapters: Handbook on Endangered South Asian Languages
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Title: Handbook on Endangered South Asian Languages

Concept Note:
The UNESCO’s Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger is intended to raise awareness about language endangerment and the need to safeguard the world’s linguistic diversity among policy-makers, speaker communities, and the general public, and to be a tool to monitor the status of endangered languages and the trends in linguistic diversity at the global level. It is also reported that more than 50% of the world's endangered languages are located in just eight countries: India, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Indonesia, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, and Cameroon. In these countries and around them are the areas that are the most linguistically diverse in the world.

Here is an opportunity to contribute chapters for the forthcoming volume that we are editing, entitled “Handbook on Endangered South Asian Languages” to be published by Springer Nature, one of the best and internationally acclaimed publishers in academic research. We take this opportunity to cordially invite you to submit your unpublished, original work that aligns with the title of the book for consideration of publication. The proposed anthology desires to record and highlight linguistic features and properties as well as extralinguistic aspects and issues that are linked up with the protection, preservation, and promotion of endangered South Asian languages. It also likes to refer to the typical and unique language and culture-specific issues as well as geoclimatic and sociocultural factors that pose serious challenges in language data and information collection, data analysis, and information interpretation by scholars working on endangered South Asian languages. The present volume desires to focus on all these aspects and issues relating to the endangered language documentation. It will include abridged descriptions on endangered languages, description and analysis of linguistic features of endangered South Asian languages, and theoretical, methodological, operational, and applicational issues, aspects, and challenges that are linked with the collection, management, processing, analysis, and utilization of data and information from endangered South Asian languages.

Chapter Submission Issues:
(a) Papers submitted for this volume should be original, neither being previously published nor being considered elsewhere, at the time of submission.
(b) Papers should be written in English; they should not exceed 6,000 words including an abstract, endnote, and a reference.
(c) The abstract should contain at best 300 words and 6 keywords.
(d) Title, name(s), and full mailing address of author(s) and emails should appear on the first page of the manuscript.
(e) The manuscript should be in conformity with the American Psychological Association (APA) Style Manual 6thEdition:
(f) Papers should be submitted in MS-Word&PDF format,,and rameshmrnyahoo.comon and before 31May 2022.
(g) All papers will undergo a double-blind peer-review process. The Editors will notify the authors about acceptance, revision, or rejection once the comments of the reviewers are received, discussed, and finalized.
(h) There is no publication fee. All papers will be selected based on their sole academic merit and relevance to the title of the volume.
(i) The publisher continuously works closely with all major indices such as Scopus, Web of Science Book Citation Index, Google Scholar, etc upon the book's release.
(j) Chapters will be indexed with a DOI number.
(k) The full chapter is due on and before 31 May 2022.
(l) The proposed volume is supposed to be ready by the end of May 2023.

If you are interested in contributing a chapter, please send us a short expression of interest to,, and rameshmrnyahoo.comon and before 31 December 2021.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation

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