[lg policy] Fwd: Call for Papers, Edited volume on language change in Central Asia

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 4 20:27:57 UTC 2013

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Date: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Call for Papers, Edited volume on language change in Central Asia

CAL Language Policy Research Network

*Call for Papers *****

Edited volume on language change in Central Asia ****

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Co-editors: Dr. Elise Ahn (KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan) and Dr.
Juldyz Smagulova (KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan) ****

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The edited book will explore the emergence and negotiation of new
ethno-linguistic identities within and across a transnational complex of
Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and
Turkmenistan). This volume of case studies aims to explore the way these
societies are changing by examining the various linguistic reforms that are
being debated and implemented in this region with a particular focus on the
following questions: ****

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In what ways have the construction of urban cores and the creation of
wealth contributed to the formation of new social elites and changing
notions of what constitutes socio-cultural-linguistic capital? ** **

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What has been (and continues to be) the impact of urbanization and
demographic change on language change, particularly as it relates to
language shift and revival, as well as education reform in Central Asia? ***

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How is the institutionalization of language and literacy policies through
education with a focus on affirming ethnic languages and the composition of
national historiographies contributing to the construction of particular
national identities? and ****

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How has language been used (and continues today) as a tool in the
politicization of transnational identities and histories (e.g.,
pan-Turkism, pro-Russian, pro-EU movements)? ****

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We invite papers which consider one or more of the aforementioned questions
in relation to current discussions about national identity, language policy
and planning processes, education and social stratification, and changing
notions of socio-cultural capital in Central Asia, which is currently
experiencing dramatic contextual change as a result of economic change and
varying degrees of geo-political instability. The overall aim of this book
is to encourage discussion about these different lines of research that
will contribute to the broader field of Sociolinguistics by examining this
under-published but dynamic region. ****

While the core of this book will focus on Central Asia, we would also be
interested in papers analyzing situation in Azerbaijan, the Russian
Federation (southern Siberia), Afghanistan, western China, and Mongolia. We
also welcome papers focusing on linguistic minorities in those countries as
well as papers presenting cross-country comparative analysis. ****

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*The deadlines: *

Submission of abstract: April 1, 2013. ****

Submission of manuscript: August 1, 2013 ****

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All papers will be subject to a peer review process. Those interested in
contributing should initially submit a title and an abstract (500 words)
with three to five keywords. The deadline for submitting papers (7,500
words + bibliography) is August 1, 2013 to Elise Ahn at *e.ahn at kimep.kz *or
Juldyz Smagulova at *juldyz at kimep.kz*. For the style sheet, consult the
following site: *http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ijsl*. Please feel free to
forward this call for papers to colleagues that might be interested in
contributing to this book project and to e-mail the co-editors with any


 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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