Special Issue "Australian Languages Today"
A special issue of Languages (ISSN 2226-471X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021) | Viewed by 36150
Interests: syntax–discourse interface; language contact and change; bilingualism; language acquisition; language policies; Spanish; Quechua; Shipibo; Asháninka
Interests: Australian contact languages; language acquisition; multilingualism; languages in education; language variation and change; Warlpiri; Light Warlpiri
The goal of this Special Issue is to highlight works that add new perspectives to research on Australian languages, on a range of topics.
Current research on Australian languages includes theoretically informed in-depth analyses on essential topics ranging across structures of traditional and newer languages and varieties, multiple modalities of communication, contact languages, language ecologies, language-in-interaction, language variation and change, languages in education, language renewal, language acquisition and more. Emerging research brings exciting new perspectives to each area.
This Special Issue aims to collate a range of these new works, creating a timely locus of information for international and national audiences. With the UNESCO Decade of Indigenous Languages beginning in 2022, this Special Issue of Languages also aims to be an excellent forum for bringing together cutting-edge works on Australian languages for an international audience. Papers by Indigenous and emerging researchers, including collaborative papers, are strongly encouraged.
We request that, prior to submitting a manuscript, interested authors initially submit a proposed title and an abstract of 400–600 words summarizing their intended contribution. Please send it to the guest editors <[email protected]> or to the Languages editorial office ([email protected]) by the deadline 31 August 2020.
Abstracts will be reviewed by the guest editors to ensure proper fit within the scope of the Special Issue. Full manuscripts will undergo double-blind peer-review. Note that an advantage of publication in the journal is that papers are published online as they are ready, even if other papers in the collection are not yet ready.
Tentative completion schedule:
- Abstract submission deadline: 31 August 2020
- Notification of abstract acceptance: 20 September 2020
- Full manuscript deadline: 31 January 2021
Bowern, Claire, and Koch, Harold. Eds. 2004. Australian languages: classification and the comparative method. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 249. Philadelphia/Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Bowern, Claire. Ed. In prep. Oxford Handbook of Australian languages. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Koch, Harold, and Nordlinger, Rachel. Eds. 2014. The languages and linguistics of Australia: a comprehensive guide: The world of linguistics. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.
Leitner, Gerhard, and Malcolm, Ian G. Eds. 2007. The habitat of Australia's Aboriginal languages: past, present and future. Trends in linguistics, Studies and Monographs 179. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Meakins, Felicity, and Carmel O'Shannessy. Eds. 2016. Loss and renewal: Australian languages since colonisation. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter
Dr. Elisabeth Mayer
Dr Carmel O’Shannessy
Prof. Dr. Jane Simpson
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Australian languages
- sign languages
- contact languages
- language structures
- language history
- language ecologies
- language maintenance
- revitalization and renewal
- language interaction
- language variation and change
- language acquisition