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  • Don Osborn
    FYI - I thought that this topic and the way it is framed is interesting. Reversing the hierarchy as it were. (Fwd from lgpolicy-list) Sociolinguistic Studies
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 23, 2007
      FYI - I thought that this topic and the way it is framed is interesting.
      Reversing the hierarchy as it were. (Fwd from lgpolicy-list)

      Sociolinguistic Studies

      Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2007

      Monolingualism - Second Call for Papers

      Papers are sought for a monograph to appear as a special issue of the
      journal Sociolinguistic Studies (formerly Estudios de Sociolingüistica),
      titled 'Monolingualism' in December 2008.

      Sociolinguistic Studies.
      Equinox Publishing, London, U.K., 3 issues per year.

      Title: Monolingualism

      Special issue Editor: Dr Elizabeth Ellis


      It is widely accepted by linguists that bilingualism and multilingualism are
      more common worldwide than monolingualism. However research has concentrated
      on the former two; the implication being that monolingualism is the norm,
      and that bi/multilingualism constitute aberrant states. In contrast, there
      is little systematic investigation of monolingualism, and, as Romaine (1995)
      points out, it would be strange to find a book with the title
      'Monolingualism'. The planned monograph will carry such a title, and the
      papers it seeks to include will explore the phenomenon of monolingualism
      from a number of different perspectives. These perspectives might include
      language ideology, language choice in education, language policy and
      planning, language awareness, second and third language teaching and others
      from applied linguistics and sociolinguistics.

      Papers are sought which might address, but need not be limited to, the
      following questions:

      -How can monolingualism be defined? Can it be considered a continuum in the
      same way as bilingualism?

      -What is a 'monolingual mindset'?

      -How can we move beyond assertion to conduct research on the effects of a
      monolingual mindset on individuals, families, communities and public policy?

      -What is the impact of monolingualism on social and educational policy in
      selected sites? What can be done to increase public awareness of the effects
      of monolingual perspectives?

      -What interdisciplinary perspectives are necessary to investigate
      monolingualism, if, like bilingualism, we see it as social and cognitive as
      well as linguistic?

      -How can we investigate and critique monolingualism as a phenomenon while
      avoiding vilifying individual monolinguals?

      -How can linguists work as activists to resist monolingual discourses?

      Papers which report empirical research studies focussing on monolingualism
      are especially welcome.

      Submission Process and Timeline

      A proposal, consisting of title and draft abstract (150 - 200 words): due
      31st August 2007

      Submission of full paper (maximum 6000 words) for external blind review:
      due 31st December 2007

      All papers will be blind-reviewed by 2 expert reviewers, and acceptance will
      be subject to reviews, with the final decision being made by the team of
      Editors: Elizabeth Ellis, Xoán Paulo Rodriguez-Yáñez and Fernando Ramallo.

      Publication: December 2008

      Papers should be a maximum of 6000 words, excluding references and abstract.

      Detailed guidelines for authors can be consulted at:

      Proposals and enquiries should be addressed initially via email to Dr
      Elizabeth Ellis, University of New England, NSW, Australia, at the following
      address: liz.ellis une.edu.au

      NB This is a shortened form of the Call for Papers. For the full Call,
      please contact liz.ellis une.edu.au



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