Invitation to contribute: Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities

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Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities: Invitation for Contributions to Future Volumes (2020 onwards)
Published by Gallaudet University Press

The Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities series invites manuscript submissions or proposals for future volumes of the Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities series published by Gallaudet University Press.

Since the series started in 1995, we have published annual volumes covering a range of topics in sociolinguistics such as sociolinguistic variation, language attitudes, discourse analysis, language contact, and multilingualism. Volumes in this series have traditionally been available in two formats: manuscripts by a single author, and edited books containing contributed articles on a single theme. Recent publications in the first format include Eyasu Tamene’s 2017 volume on language attitudes in Ethiopian Sign Language and Lori Whynot’s 2016 volume on the production and comprehension of International Sign. Volumes in the second format include Rachel Rosenstock & Jemina Napier’s 2015 edited volume on use and attitudes of International Sign and Cynthia B. Roy’s 2011 edited volume on discourse in signed languages.

We anticipate the 2020 volume will consist of a manuscript by a single author (i.e., similar to the 2016 and 2017 volumes) based on unpublished work within the field of sociolinguistics and sign languages. If you would like to be considered for this volume, please contact Jordan Fenlon (Editor) at with a 500-word abstract and a brief CV. The deadline for submissions for the 2020 volume has been extended to the 31st October 2018. Expressions of interest will be reviewed by the editor and the editorial board. We strongly encourage submissions from under-represented countries and sign languages.

For more information on past editions of the Sociolinguistics in Deaf Communities series, visit our webpage:

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