Special Issue on The Sociolinguistics of a Changing World

Submission Deadline: Dec. 30, 2014

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    • English Language Center, Jaffna, Norther Province, Sri Lanka
    • Department of Humanities, University of Zielona Gora, Poland, lubuskie, Poland
    • Bakhta Abdelhay
      Department of Letters and English, University of Mostaganem, Mostaganem, Algeria
    • Abdelhamid Bessaid
      Department of Letters and English, University of Adrar, Bechar, Adrar, Algeria
  • Introduction

    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.

  • 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 Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.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.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.