Special Issue of the Journal Patterns of Prejudice on Language and Discrimination
Call for Papers Deadline:
Richard Pugh (Keele University) will guest edit a special issue of the journal Patterns of Prejudice on Language and Discrimination, to be published in September 2005.
The role that language plays in racial or ethnic stereotyping and discriminatory practices is widely noted but the position of minority languages is less frequently explored. Minority languages are often subsumed in discussions of race and ethnicity and consequently remain an under-recognized aspect of prejudice and discrimination. However, political upheavals throughout Europe and the wider world together with the resurgence of assertions of ethnic identity are increasingly focusing attention on the experiences of various linguistic minorities, including the Roma, refugees and asylum-seekers as well as indigenous or long-established linguistic minorities within countries.
This special issue of Patterns of Prejudice will encourage such an examination of the role of minority languages. The editors are particularly interested in papers that clearly focus on power relations and issues of discrimination and marginalization. Contributions that are confined to ethnographic description will not be considered for this special issue. Papers might focus on:
the role of "official" languages in expressing nationalism both generally or within particular countries, and the consequences for linguistic minorities affected;
the demographic, social or legal situation of minority languages in different countries;
the significance of minority languages in terms of a minority groupíŽs experience of marginalization, and in the implementation of discriminatory measures;
the role of minority languages in resisting negative stereotyping, prejudice or discrimination
the differential response of governments and public bodies to minority language claims (especially in regard to education, law, welfare, and cultural expression).
Papers addressing these and related questions should be submitted in hard copy with a disk, or as an e-mail attachment, by 30 November 2004. Submissions should be between 5,000 and 7,000 words in length, although in exceptional cases longer articles can be considered. All papers must be the original work of the author/s. Contributions will be subject to peer review and the editors' decisions will be final. Further notes for contributors can be found on the journal's webpage (www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/rpopauth.asp). Submissions should be sent in the first instance to the address below.
Patterns of Prejudice
79 Wimpole Street
London W1G 9RY
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