International Journal of Language and Linguistics

Special Issue

The Sociolinguistics of a Changing World

  • Submission Deadline: 30 December 2014
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Bachir Bouhania
About This Special Issue
Today, the world is witnessing an upheaval of various natures in different parts of the planet. The turmoil is consequent of a multifaceted economic, political and social cause of which the immediate shockwave has induced a dual change of global mentalities and of societal superstructures. By the same token, the changing sociologies have impacted a set of overt and covert sociolinguistic norms onto these societies and their members.

The topics of research that can be drawn out of these issues are numerous. Among these, one can cite:

The emergence of new terminologies reflecting novel social tendencies
Changes in roles and breaking role compartmentalisation
Changes in communication politics and the mass-media
Redefinition of the concept of freedom of speech
Language, social status, and social class
Language and gender
Language policy and education
Language and social change

These topics are by no means exhaustive; they can be enriched with other proposals and discussions. Papers dealing with these aforementioned topics, or any other relevant to the overall theme enunciated in this call, are warmly invited.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Bachir Bouhania

    Department of English, University of Adrar, Adrar, Algeria

Guest Editors
  • Anna Kuzio

    Department of Humanities, University of Zielona Gora, Poland, Poland

  • Seyed Mohammad Mohammadi

    Department of English Language and Literature, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran

  • Karunakaran Thirunavukkarasu

    English Language Center, Jaffna, Sri Lanka

  • Bakhta Abdelhay

    Department of Letters and English, University of Mostaganem, Mostaganem, Algeria

  • Abdelhamid Bessaid

    Department of Letters and English, University of Adrar, Bechar, Algeria

Published Articles
  • Use of Citations and Status Titles in South Algerians’ Final Projects

    Bachir Bouhania

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-2, December 2014
    Pages: 10-14
    Received: 9 December 2014
    Accepted: 13 December 2014
    Published: 30 December 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2014020602.13
    Abstract: In a global world where English is the main means of international communication, the use of the latter language variety has positive as well as negative impacts on its learners as a foreign language. Starting from this observation, the present paper/communication describes some methodological drawbacks found in the final projects of fourth year st... Show More
  • Zenet, an Endangered Language Variety in Southern Algeria

    Bachir Bouhania

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-2, December 2014
    Pages: 6-9
    Received: 16 November 2014
    Accepted: 19 November 2014
    Published: 26 November 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2014020602.12
    Abstract: In the Tuat, southern Algeria, Arabic is the major language variety; whereas, Zenet is a minor dialect neither taught at school nor promoted at the societal level. The objective of the present paper is to give a glimpse about the sociolinguistic changes that are underway in the Tuat, such as the actual position of Zenet at the institutional and soc... Show More
  • On the Language Features of English Contract Translation

    Yan Chen , Dai Yun

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 6-2, December 2014
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: 31 August 2014
    Accepted: 4 November 2014
    Published: 12 November 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijll.s.2014020602.11
    Abstract: Legal English emphasizes precise wording, fluent writing and abundant information. Its expression is obscure and the structure is complicated. The features of English law are widely criticized and also cause tremendous difficulties for understanding and application. English contract, a legal document which has instant effectiveness, clearly defines... Show More