Calls: BOCA: The South Florida Journal of Linguistics: thematic focus of Culture and Language Change

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Fri May 23 12:31:50 UTC 2008

BOCA: The South Florida Journal of Linguistics

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2008

The 2008 Fall publication will have a thematic focus of Culture and
Language Change. While papers addressing any facet of this field will be
considered, the editors are especially interested in papers addressing the

- Language change as a function of global and/or local contact
- Dialectical differences related to, or resulting from, socio-cultural
- Theories, especially socio-cultural ones, which aim to explain how and
why languages change
- Developments or modifications of cultural identities as a function of
linguistic change or contact
- Arenas of human interaction that are fertile grounds for language change
- Socio-cultural factors that drive similarities and differences within
languages, and within patterns of linguistic change

Submissions should be no more than 20 pages, or approximately 6,000 words,
and should follow the guidelines of the Linguistic Society of America's
Language and the Unified Linguist Style Sheet--available through the
Linguist List.

Reviews of books which address these issues are also welcome. These
submissions should be between 1,000-2,000 words.

A separate title page should include the author's name, e-mail address and
mailing address. The author's name should not appear on the manuscript
pages to allow for blind review. Please also include a short (100-200
word) abstract, to be used upon publication.

Submissions must be received by September 1, 2008 and should be sent as
attachments using Microsoft Word to:

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