Special Issue on New Varieties of English

Submission Deadline: Dec. 30, 2014

  • Special Issue Editor
    • Department of Humanities, University of Zielona Gora, Poland, lubuskie, Poland
    • Mahyar Ahmadpour
      Biomedical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
    • Mohsen Zohrab Baigy
      Young researchers and Elite Club, Department of English Language and Literature, College of Humanities, Boroujerd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Boroujerd, Iran
    • Kamelia Talebian Sedehi
      Department of Modern Languages and Communication, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Introduction

    The development of overseas varieties of English and their relationship to regional dialects of British, Irish and Scottish English has been examined in depth recently. In recent years there has been increasing scholarly activity dedicated to the post-colonial nature of many overseas forms of English and the nature and structure of World Englishes. Studying varieties of English is closely connected with the study of language change. The reason is that the very different conditions in different part of the English-speaking world have led to diverging outcomes. The range of scenarios provides ample opportunity to consider how language change occurs under specific external and internal conditions. The aim of this special issue is to attract particular research on the new varieties of English. We welcome unpublished original papers concerning the evolution and grammatical characteristics of the new varieties of English.

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.journaloflanguage.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

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