Revista «Dialectologia»

Dialectologia (ISSN: 2013-2247) invites submissions of articles and notes,
reviews or summaries. Submissions will be accepted through November, 2011.

Dialectologia is an open access bi-annual publication of the University of Barcelona. Issues appear in January and July of each year.

Please, look also at the first special issue:

The journal wants to join the experiences of researchers working in
different fields of Dialectology (linguistic variation, geolinguistics,
methodology, synchronic and diachronic dialectal data, new technologies,
social dialectology, etc). It has four aims:

1. to provide dialectologists from all over the world with a forum for
the exchange of ideas and methods,
2. to create links between dialectology and more or less related
3. to study language variation from different points of view,
4. to bring dialectology up-to-date by incorporating new techniques and
modern theoretical approaches.

Dialectologia is a double-blind external peer-reviewed journal, that
complies with the norms of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology
(FECYT). Each issue publishes 5/6 articles related to a specific subject. It
includes also book reviews and news about congresses, meetings and recent

Submissions following the guidelines of the journal are requested via
e-mail. Guidelines for submissions are available at:

Ianua. Revista Philologica Romanica

Call Deadline: 06-Sep-2011

Ianua. Revista Philologica Romanica is a yearly electronic journal devoted to
the promotion of research works about Romance Philology and Linguistics. It
is an initiative of the Institute of Romance Studies Romania Minor.

Deadline calendar:

Any individual interested in sending us their collaborations can do so all over
the year to our address A copy of the paper must be
sent to electronic address of the journal in format LaTeX or RTF.

The deadline for the reception of collaborations will be 6th September of each
year. The acceptation of the articles will be communicated to the authors
within a period not longer than two months after they send their

Original contribution selection process and arbitration:

For any received contribution Ianua will appoint two external evaluator
readers, who will individually value the said contribution. In the event that one
of the reports is negative, a third reader will be appointed in order to decide
whether the contribution can be published or not.

If an article is accepted, Ianua will send the authors the reports written by the
readers in order to perform the necessary corrections. Since that moment,
the authors will have one calendar month to return their manuscript corrected.
In case the authors do not send any corrected version or disaffirms the
publication of the article in the given period, the editors of the journal will
publish the article according to the version valued by the readers, which does
not involve that the editors of Ianua cannot include the opportune typographic

Indexes, directories and data bases:

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ANECA), DOAJ, e-Revists (CiNDOC, CSIC), Intute: Arts and Humanities,
Linguistics Abstracts (Wiley Blackwell), RACO: Revistes Catalanes amb
Accés Obert, Recolecta, Sumarios ISOC – Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades

Call for papers: Regional/minority language policies in the new milennium



(Vol. 37, No. 2, Jul-Dec 2011)

Special issue on:


Language policy can be defined as a system of measures regulating the influence of the state on the language functioning on its territory. There is a need therefore to distinguish clearly between state language, official language, national language and regional or minority languages and define their specific social roles to remove the legal ambiguity. It is necessary to distinguish between language policy as decision-making from language planning as implementation. For, policymaking has never been as arduous a task as the implementation part of it.

Problems may be manifold so far as realization of lofty pluralistic goals of the minority language laws is concerned, especially those associated with language attitudes, language and education, development of separate written forms or orthography and development of literacy programs, declining linguistic groups, penetration of English and/ or other majority language into the local and international linguistic practice, and issues of community languages, etc. To this, we may add the growing tendency of homogenisation enforced by development in general and spread of information technology in particular. Besides, the ascendancy and perceived threat of the English language, globalisation, concurrent processes of political integration and disintegration, and the current blossoming of regional identities and concomitant renaissance of minority languages are factors driving the present linguistic developments worldwide. National, cultural, and ethnic identities get carried along the languages, and therefore, population movement affecting the language situation has to be studied in this perspective of changing perceptions of collective and individual identities over the years. A possible solution to this problem may lie in the forecast oriented studies of the language situation and in the implementation of an adequate language policy. The possibility to forecast the advent of the language conflicts and the intentions to prevent aggravations of the national and language conflicts can perhaps improve the acceptance of language laws. The official policy in most parts of the world is generally connoted with the development of bilingualism. But, some think that bilingualism is only an intermediate stage on the way to national monolingualism. With these utopian ideas, it is difficult to eradicate the problem of acceptance of language laws.

Mobility, no matter what way, is bound to have a disruptive influence on the traditional pattern of life. Demographic shifts, as a consequence of globalisation, are likely to have an indelible impact on language maintenance so far as the regional and minority languages are concerned. Creation of a new social class of migrants, resettlers, and Gasterbeiter has added new questions to the problem of survival and maintenance of languages. The role of their language in the new environment may suffer a functional loss, but a strong linguistic allegiance makes it rather difficult to ignore the impact of their respective cultural habits and language behaviour on the existing sociolinguistic and cultural set up. Mobility and migration, therefore, creates new conditions of multilingualism. On the contrary, the majority of world population, though it is fed increasingly into towns, exist in rural areas, where the comparative isolation is a factor favourable to local and regional languages.

The emerging language situation and related problems of language maintenance worldwide are increasingly guided by the socio-economic factors. The situation of regional/ minority languages is likely to deteriorate further as their demand in the job-market is already none to negligible. The socio-economic variable, in the new millennium, adds a new dimension to the problem of language maintenance so far as the case of minority languages is concerned. The minority/ regional languages must therefore be investigated in connection with the way of thinking of a person, and not as an abstract system. The subject and responsibility of scholars and policy makers is the investigation of the language as well as of the social and personal factors, resolution of the contradictions and determination of the ways of the development of the dialogue of cultures.

Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics (IJOAL), in its 35th year of publication, solicits submissions from scholars for its special thematic issue on “Regional/ Minority Language Policies in the New Millennium”. Original works on all minority and regional language related issues ranging from the problems of language planning, policies and implementation to the problems associated with other sociolinguistic variables, especially those emerging in the new millennium, are most welcome.

— The papers pertaining to the areas mentioned above should be submitted to the Guest Editor, on his e-mail <> with a copy of the same to the Editors on their e-mail as well.

— The last date of submission for the articles would be May 30, 2011.

— For your convenience, we made Guidelines for the preparation of Camera Ready Manuscripts and a Template file (click on the links to download).

Guest Editor
Dr. Alok K Das
Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
(Formerly, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Singhania University & Dean,
Gurgaon College of Engineering)
E-mail: <>

Harpreet Kaur Bahri
Deepinder Singh Bahri
1749A/5, Govindpuri Extension
Kalkaji, New Delhi 110019
E-mail: <>

Guarda. Revista de Lenguaje, Edición y Cultura Escrita

Páginas de Guarda. Revista de Lenguaje, Edición y Cultura Escrita invita a todos los interesados a presentar artículos para el número 12 (2011) de temática abierta.

Desde su inicio, en el año 2006, Páginas de Guarda ha pretendido dar cuenta de los aportes en el mundo del lenguaje, la edición y la cultura escrita, con un enfoque interdisciplinario. Su nombre hace referencia a la primera y última página que, en las ediciones antiguas o en las actuales de lujo, se utilizan por su mayor espesor y calidad para proteger el contenido de un libro. Porque a la manera de las páginas de guarda, queremos salvaguardar un lenguaje, el español; un oficio, el de editor, y una historia, la de la cultura escrita.

Para las distintas áreas, se sugieren los siguientes ejes orientadores:

lingüística y gramática del español – gramática descriptiva y gramática normativa – sociolingüística – análisis del discurso – estudios de formas conservadoras y de formas innovadoras – estudios sobre gramaticalización – neologismos, lengua escrita y educación.

géneros editoriales – historia de la edición – edición y medios – edición y corrección de estilo – la edición como empresa de cultura – proceso de edición – tipos de edición – producción – administración – diseño – el libro como objeto – relación autor-editor – comercio – derechos de autor – traducción – distribución – consumo.

Cultura escrita:
práctica social de la lectura y la escritura en el pasado y en el presente – historia editorial de la Argentina y de América Latina – memoria escrita – usos de la imprenta – escrituras expuestas – escrituras ordinarias (diarios, autobiografías, memorias) – escrituras populares – comunicación epistolar – escritura y representación – escritura y poder – públicos lectores – poder y cultura escrita: censura, información, propaganda – libros y alfabetización – bibliotecas – educación y cultura escrita – comunidades de lectores – género y cultura escrita – texto e imagen (fotografía e ilustración).

Área temática: Análisis del discurso, Español como lengua extranjera (ELE), Español como segunda lengua (EL2), Morfología, Otras especialidades, Pragmática, Psicolingüística, Retórica, Semántica, Sintaxis, Sociolingüística, Teorías lingüísticas, Traducción, Variedades del español

ISSN: 16699246

Lugar de edición: Buenos Aires
Editor: Editoras del Calderón

Plazo de envío de propuestas: hasta el 30 de marzo de 2011
Notificación de contribuciones aceptadas: 30 de abril de 2011

Fuente: Infoling

Llamada a publicaciones: revista Diacrítica

Está aberto o período de submissão de artigos para o próximo volume da Série de Ciências da Linguagem da revista Diacrítica, uma publicação especializada anual do Centro de Estudos Humanísticos (CEHUM) da Universidade do Minho desde l986.

Os textos submetidos serão sujeitos a arbitragem científica e não deverão exceder vinte (20) páginas (incluindo as notas e a bibliografia).

Os originais deverão ser enviados em formato electrónico (doc e/ou pdf) para o endereço até ao dia 30 de Março de 2011. As normas de redacção podem ser encontradas em

Os pedidos de informação devem ser enviados para o endereço

Amaltea. Revista de Mitocrítica

Amaltea es una Revista de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid dedicada al estudio interdisciplinar de los mitos, con especial relieve de su trascendencia literaria. El primer número, cuyo diseño resulta muy atractivo, se puede consultar en línea. Se ha convocado ya a los interesados para que envíen sus aportaciones para el segundo número, dedicado a Aracné.

El número 1 de Amaltea. Revista de Mitocrítica (ISSN 1989-1709), fue
publicado el pasado 1 de octubre:

El número 2 estará dedicado a la recepción del mito de Aracné en la
literatura occidental contemporánea:

El plazo de recepción de artículos sigue abierto hasta el próximo 1 de febrero.

Arena Romanistica

Arena Romanistica welcomes contributions for our next issue where we will focus on professional communication and terminology in Romance languages. New questions have been raised while many fundamental problems are still unresolved in this subject field. We would like this issue to reflect the current tendencies of research from theoretical, methodological and practical perspectives. Topics can be, but not limited to, the following:
–       term variation, motivation and other linguistic features
–       indeterminacy and vagueness
–       knowledge representation and communication
–       technology and databases
–       domain loss and language planning

of professional communication within Romance Languages as well as between Romance languages and other languages of any specialized field, from hard science to humanities, biomedical sciences to different crafts, law to business administration, etc. Metareflections on professional communication and terminology are also highly welcomed.

For our open section we also welcome contributions related to philology, linguistics, literature and culture in Romance languages.

Deadline for submission of papers: 1 February 2010
Stylesheet and submission procedures are available at our website:
For further information: or visit our webpage.

(Fuente: The linguist list)

Minority Languages and the Social Web

Minority languages have drawn the attention of sociolinguistic studies for the past two decades and continue to be interesting not only for the
specialized linguist but also for the general public. At the beginning of the 21st century minority languages have been given a powerful tool for
intercommunication and dissemination for the up-to-then scarcely available knowledge:  the World Wide Web.

Besides »classical» websites supporting a closed format, the introduction of new collaborative and dialogical web types like forums, blogs and wikis, as well as video and photo sharing platforms, have triggered the use of minority languages on the Net.

The volume that will be edited by the Mikroglottika research group and published by major academic editor Peter Lang will tackle the linguistic implications of the so called Web 2.0 or Social Web for minority languages. Theoretical and practical contributions to the volume are welcomed:

1) Theoretical papers can expose methodical aspects on how to conduct research and describe the importance of interactive web communication for minority languages, as well as analyze a possible adaptation of existing linguistic theories to the description of the Social Web to these languages.
2) Practical contributions should concentrate on a specific language. Specially welcomed will be case studies describing language use in forums, blogs, wikis and video or photo sharing platforms.

More information about deadlines and style sheet:
Contact: Prof. Dr. Raúl Sánchez Prieto (

(fuente: The Linguist List)

Homenaje a Alan Deyermond (Canadá)

Estimados medievalistas hispanistas: 

Tenemos el honor de invitarles a participar en el homenaje que los hispanistas canadienses desean hacer a quien ha sido y será siempre nuestro gran maestro Alan Deyermond, fallecido el 19 de septiembre de 2009. El acontecimiento tendrá lugar en Concordia University en Montreal durante los días 28-31 de mayo de 2010. 

Los autores interesados en participar en este evento especial están invitados a enviar un abstract/resumen de una página explicando los objetivos y alcance del artículo. El propósito final es buscar ayuda financiera para poder publicar las actas como volumen especial de la Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. Fecha límite: 10 de febrero de 2010. Las propuestas de abstract/resumen pueden enviarse a Marjorie Ratcliffe a la siguiente dirección de correo electrónico:
Para mayor información, inscripción etc. se puede consultar la página web de la Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas.
Las organizadoras somos: Yolanda Iglesias (Universidad de Toronto), Rosa Garrido (Trent University) y Marjorie Ratcliffe (University of Western Ontario).