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LINGUIST List 22.808

Thu Feb 17 2011

Calls: Applied Ling, Socioling, Disc Analysis/ Language Policy (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <d-hornbyhotmail.com>

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        1.     Kendall King , Language Policy

Message 1: Language Policy
Date: 17-Feb-2011
From: Kendall King <kendallumn.edu>
Subject: Language Policy
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Full Title: Language Policy

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2011

Journal Call for Papers: Thematic Issue of Language Policy on Family
Language Policy

Submission Deadline: 15 August 2011

Language Policy invites papers for a thematic issue highlighting new
research on family language policy. Family language policy (FLP) can be
defined as explicit and overt as well as implicit and covert planning in
relation to language use and literacy practices within home domains and
among family members (King, Fogle and Logan-Terry 2008; Curdt-Christiansen
2009). This thematic issue takes as its starting point an understanding
that family language policy is formed and implemented in interaction with
wider political, social, and economic forces. The issue builds on past work
illustrating how family language policy is multidimensional, incorporating
parental attitudes and ideologies; language and literacy practices at home
(Curdt-Christiansen and Maguire 2007); deliberate language interventions
parents employ (Li 2007), as well as the agentive role of children (Luykx
2005). While caretakers can provide rich environments and can set specific
language 'rules' for their children, they also face challenges in putting
particular family language policies into practice. This is particularly
true with regard to heritage language maintenance, given the wide-spread
tension between linguistic loyalty and cultural identity on the one hand,
and societal and economic pressures and institutional impositions on the

With a focus on multilingual societies, majority/minority/endangered
language contexts, and official language/mother tongue political
discourses, the study of FLP can enhance our understanding of the role of
language in perpetuating social inequality as well as the role of formal
educational language policy (medium of instruction) in minority/endangered
language maintenance.

We invite research-based and empirical contributions that enhance our
understanding of how family language policy is established, negotiated and
implemented. The journal welcomes cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural and
transnational perspectives, and especially those from less-covered (or
non-traditional) family types, contexts and communities.

Submissions are invited across different levels of contextual and
linguistic analysis, including but not limited to analyses of:

·Policy interaction between home domains and institutional contexts, and in
particular between parental language policy and educational policy;

·Tension between formal and informal, overt and covert, and bottom-up and
top-down language policies;

·Conflicts between minority/mother tongue/heritage language discourses and
mainstream language practices and policies;

·Relationships between language ideology and language practice;

·Care-taker ideologies and the language acquisition mechanisms provided by
parents, including home literacy practices;

·Language use among family members, including examinations of child agency
and resistance as well as diverse family types and alternative configurations.

For questions:

Guest Editor: Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen, Nanyang Technological
University, xiaolan.christiansennie.edu.sg

Editor: Kendall King, University of Minnesota, kendallumn.edu

For full consideration, all papers must be received via the journal website
by August 15th, 2011. Papers will undergo full blind peer review, with an
expected publication date of 2012/2013.

For more information about the journal, and for submission guidelines and
procedures, please see:

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