Special Issue of The Journal of Germanic Linguistics
Germanic Languages and Migration in North America
Call for contributions

In contrast to most European countries, the United States and Canada have historically been portrayed as immigrant nations, yet there exists much current debate on the challenges and benefits of migration and multilingualism. Taking the socially and spatially situated nature of language as the point of departure, this special issue seeks to advance research on the topic of language and migration by unpacking the concepts of language, migration and place. Contributions focusing on the spoken and written Germanic language varieties used by people in North America, as well as the diversity of migration experiences and multiple understandings of senses of place as they relate to global flows in the past and present, are invited. Papers that draw on insights from sociolinguistics, social anthropology and cultural geography are especially welcome, as interdisciplinary approaches encourage us to reflect on the parameters influencing how we conduct research on the topic of language and migration.

The deadline for submitting manuscripts of 8000 words is 15 January 2010. Papers will be anonymously refereed, in line with JGL policy, and the special issue is scheduled for publication in March 2011. Please contact the guest editor, Kristine Horner (University of Leeds) for further details: [log in to unmask]

Dr Kristine Horner
Lecturer in German and Sociolinguistics
Director of Postgraduate Studies in German/Russian
Department of German, Russian and Slavonic Studies
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT

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Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Acting Assistant Editor:  Olaf Schmidt
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