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Sociolinguistic Studies

Xoán Paulo Rodríguez-Yáñez, University of Vigo

Reviews Editor
Angela Bartens, University of Turku
If you are interested in reviewing for us, please see the list of books available for review announced below.
Angela Bartens
Laurinniityntie 5A3
FI-00440 Helsinki

Sociolinguistic Studies is the new title of Estudios de Sociolingüística, a journal founded in 2000 at the University of Vigo (Galicia, Spain) which offers a linguistic and cultural bridge between sociolinguistic research in the Romance world – especially the Spanish and Latino-American world – and the English-speaking research community.

All articles in Sociolinguistic Studies are double-blind, peer-reviewed (with 3 reports in five weeks) and may be in English, Spanish, Portuguese or French (75% of the contents are in English). It takes an ecumenical approach to the different schools, methodological principles or research orientations within sociolinguistic research and also accepts contributions from related fields such as pragmatics, discourse analysis, conversational analysis, interactional linguistics, language acquisition and socialization, linguistic anthropology, ethnomethodology and the ethnography of communication. Papers may examine any issue in sociolinguistic research including, but not limited to,styles and registers, communicative situations and speech events, politeness, bilingual conversation and code-switching, gender and discourse, language attitudes, language ideologies, the diversity of the worldwide linguistic situation, bilingualism and multilingualism, diglossia, pidgins and creoles, language and culture and language and identity.

Sociolinguistic Studies also pays special attention to minority language and cultures, language contact and change, language maintenance, shift and loss, language and social inequalities and language planning and policy.

The journal publishes substantial research papers, discussion notes, reviews and review articles and regularly publishes thematic issues. See announcement below for the latest call-for-papers for a special issue on the topic, 'Arabic between tradition. globalization and superdiversity’ .

From 2015 the journal will publish four issues per volume year, one of which will be a double issue.

Indexing and Abstracting Coverage

SCImago Journal & Country Rank
ERIH - European Reference Index for the Humanities
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
Linguistic Abstracts
Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts
MLA International Bibliography
Sociological Abstracts
Bibliographie Linguistique/Linguistic Bibliography
Elsevier Bibliographic Databases

Four issues per volume from 2015: April, August and December, including one double issue
ISSN: 1750-8649 (print) (formerly 1576-7418)
ISSN: 1750-8657 (online)

Please send books for review to:
Angela Bartens
Laurinniityntie 5A3
FI-00440 Helsinki



Call for Papers/ Special Issue 'Arabic -- between tradition. globalization and superdiversity’

Authors and researchers in the field are invited to contribute to a special issue of Sociolinguistic Studies with the theme of ‘Arabic between tradition, globalization and superdiversity’.

Guest Editors

Karima Ziamari (Moulay Ismail University, Meknes, Morocco) and Jan Jaap de Ruiter (Tilburg University, The Netherlands; coordinator).

Please, send a 500 word abstract of your proposal directly to Jan Jaap de Ruiter, preferably by email:Tilburg University, PO Box 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg (The Netherlands).

Important deadlines

Call for Papers – September 15, 2015

Submission of Abstract/Proposal – October 15, 2015

Notification of acceptance of Abstract/Proposal – November 15, 2015

Submission of full article (7000-8000 words) – March 15, 2016

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection of Article - July 15, 2016

Expected publication Date – April 2017
Posted: 2015-09-24 More...

Books Available for Review (September 2015)

We have received the following recently published books for review and are seeking reviewers.  
Posted: 2015-09-21 More...
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