Contact and Multilingualism: New Series at Language Science Press


Contact and Multilingualism:

New Series at Language Science Press

Call for Manuscripts Proposals

The Contact and Multilingualism (CAM) series aims at providing a high quality and open- access publishing platform for empirical and theoretical studies on multilingualism and language contact. Being an inherently interdisciplinary domain of research, the study of multilingualism and language contact feeds on different areas, branches of linguistics and connected disciplines ranging from qualitative and quantitative sociolinguistics, contact linguistics, historical linguistics, linguistic anthropology, language acquisition and socialization, discourse analysis, sociology of language, to linguistic typology.

The CAM series takes interest in the multifactorial nature of language contact and it welcomes studies on both synchronic and diachronic aspects of multilingualism worldwide and especially in the Global South. Topics covered by the series include individual and societal aspects of multilingualism, variation in contact settings, multilingual repertoires, multilingualism and transnationality, multilingual practices (e.g. switching, mixing, poly / translanguaging), contact- induced language change, areal convergence/divergence, as well as the emergence and the typologisation of contact languages. Given the peculiar epistemological problems in the analysis of heterogeneous data gathered in multilingual settings, we also welcome methodological contributions proposing innovative solutions for the collection, the treatment, and the qualitative/quantitative analysis of plurilingual corpora. In addition, the CAM series invites studies on language regimentation, critical discourse analysis, linguistic landscape and language ideologies in multilingual societies.

Although the CAM series does not align itself against any specific theoretical and/or methodological framework, preference will be given to empirically oriented studies presenting first-hand data coming from original fieldwork. Ethnographies will also be most welcome. The CAM series will not accept descriptive grammars of contact languages (pidgins, creoles, and mixed languages) that can be submitted to other LSP series (e.g. Studies in Diversity Linguistics). The same holds true for formal approaches to multilingualism, as well as for studies on second language teaching and learning, psycholinguistic and cognitive approaches to bilingualism that could be submitted to the LSP Current Issues on Bilingualism series. The CAM series will publish monographs and edited volumes.

Keywords: language contact, contact-induced language change, multilingualism in synchrony and diachrony, multilingual language practices and ideologies, multilingual regimentation and policy (health, justice, education, family), multilingual repertoires and landscape, socialization and transnationality, plurilingual corpora, Global South.

Editors: Isabelle Léglise and Stefano Manfredi (CNRS, SeDyL)

Editorial Board: Alexandra Aikhenvald (James Cook University), Umberto Ansaldo (University of Sydney), Peter Bakker (University of Aarhus), Alan Carneiro (Federal University of Sao Paulo), Ana Deumert (University of Western Cape), Alexandre Duchêne (University of Fribourg), Bernd Heine (University of Cologne), Lenore Grenoble (University of Chicago), Christine Hélot (University of Strasbourg), Petros Karatsareas (University of Westminster), Caroline Kerfoot (Stockholm University), Elisabeth Lanza (University of Oslo), Lisa Lim (University of Sydney), Friederike Lüpke (SOAS), Luisa Martín Rojo (Autónoma University of Madrid), Felicity Meakins (The University of Queensland), Bettina Migge (University College Dublin), Ben Rampton (King’s College London), Frank Seifart (CNRS, DDL), Jeff Siegel (University of New England), Sarah Thomason (University of Michigan), Kofi Yakpo (University of Hong Kong), Li Wei (University College London), Quentin Williams (University of the Western Cape).

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