[lg policy] Fwd: [Linganth] Language, Culture and History CFP: Deaf Empowerment

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Fri Apr 22 14:33:40 UTC 2016

Forwarded From: Leila Monaghan <leila.monaghan at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Subject: [Linganth] Language, Culture and History CFP: Deaf Empowerment

Don Grushkin <https://www.facebook.com/don.grushkin> and I are very happy
to announce our call for papers on Deaf Empowerment for the new journal
Language, Culture and History. Please share widely.

The new journal Language, Culture and History* is issuing a call for papers
that examine the linguistic, cultural, and historical aspects of Deaf
Empowerment, especially how Deaf-centered identities, activism, and
communities have developed over time despite often hostile environments.
Examples from all time frames and geographical areas are welcome
One example of the kind of papers we are looking for would be on the
relationship between the edicts of the Milan Conference of 1880 and Deaf
movements today. Modern-day Western Deaf audiences look to the Pre-Milan
era as something of a "Golden Age" in part due to the fact during this
time, despite widespread prejudice towards Deaf people, their signed
languages and cultures were allowed to flourish at schools for the Deaf and
their associated communities. The destruction of the signing-oriented Deaf
schooling has taken years to overcome but local and international movements
have slowly but surely been helping to create new Deaf institutions,
spaces, and communities that nourish Deaf identity and language.
Papers for the journal should be aimed at a general educated audience
including undergraduates. We will have an introduction on issues of Deaf
empowerment but assume your readers will have limited background on the
topic. All technical terms should be clearly defined. Papers should be four
to six thousand words in length, not including references.
The issue will be edited by Donald Grushkin and Leila Monaghan. The journal
has a two part review system, with both abstracts and papers being peer
reviewed. Abstracts are due to Donald Grushkin at grushkin at csus.edu by May
6. If accepted, drafts are due on August 1.
* Elm Academic Press is proud to announce the establishment of a new
journal—Language, Culture and History. We will be focusing on the
intersections between linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, history,
and related disciplines that deal with the complex interactions between
language, communities, and time.
Possible approaches include:
--Work that takes a language-oriented approach to historical events,
particularly events that were the focus of important new socio-political
--Work that focuses on the contemporary construction of the historical past
by a range of communities
--Analyses of historical common texts by groups of authors
--Work that looks at the role of language in the development of political
power over time
The format will be an innovative mix of open access and traditional print
publishing. The current year of work will be available on line at the
Society for Linguistic Anthropology website,
thanks to the SLA Executive Board, SLA President Bonnie Urcioli, and the
SLA webpage editor Chad Nilep for making this possible.) The print version
will be published once a year and will collect all the issues of the year.
Individual issues will be published in hard copy only in special cases.
After the print volume appears, e-versions of the full yearly volume,
individual issues, and individual articles will also be available for a
modest price.
All issues will be themed issues with guest editors playing an important
part in the selection of articles and and editing process of each issue.

Leila Monaghan, PhD
Publisher, Elm Books
Laramie, Wyoming

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 Harold F. Schiffman

Professor Emeritus of
 Dravidian Linguistics and Culture
Dept. of South Asia Studies
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Phone:  (215) 898-7475
Fax:  (215) 573-2138

Email:  haroldfs at gmail.com

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