Journal of SocioLinguistics
ISSN (printed): 1360-6441. ISSN (electronic): 1467-9841.
In four issues of 160 pages each per year the Journal of Sociolinguistics is an international forum for multidisciplinary research on language and society. The journal promotes sociolinguistics as a thoroughly linguistic and thoroughly social-scientific endeavour. We encourage submissions which forge innovative links theoretically or empirically between social systems and linguistic practices. The journal is concerned with language in all its dimensions macro and micro as formal features or abstract discourses as situated talk or written text. Data in published articles represent a wide range of languages regions and situations - from Alune to Xhosa from Cameroun to Canada from bulletin boards to dating ads. The journal publishes occasional thematic issues on new topics of wide relevance to sociolinguistics such as 'Styling the Other' (1999 edited by Ben Rampton) and 'Non-standard orthographgy and non-standard speech' (2000 edited by Alexandra Jaffe). We publish and encourage articles that build or critique sociolinguistic theory and the application of recent social theory to language data and issues. The journal's Dialogue section carries opinion pieces and exchanges between scholars on topical issues including in 2000 Jan Blommaert Tove Skutnabb-Kangas and Robert Phillipson on sociolinguistics and linguistic human rights.
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