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The Sociolinguistics of a Changing World
Submission Deadline: Dec. 30, 2014

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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Lead Guest Editor
Department of English, University of Adrar, Adrar, Algeria
Guest Editors
  • English Language Center, Jaffna, Norther Province, Sri Lanka
  • Department of Humanities, University of Zielona Gora, Poland, lubuskie, Poland
  • Bakhta Abdelhay
    Department of Letters and English, University of Mostaganem, Mostaganem, Algeria
  • Abdelhamid Bessaid
    Department of Letters and English, University of Adrar, Bechar, Adrar, Algeria
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Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.
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Published Papers
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Authors: Yan Chen, Dai Yun
Pages: 1-5 Published Online: Nov. 12, 2014
Views 3228 Downloads 247
2
Authors: Bachir Bouhania
Pages: 6-9 Published Online: Nov. 26, 2014
Views 2981 Downloads 121
3
Authors: Bachir Bouhania
Pages: 10-14 Published Online: Dec. 30, 2014
Views 2848 Downloads 68

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Introduction
Today, the world is witnessing an upheaval of various natures in different parts of the planet. The turmoil is consequent of a multifaceted economic, political and social cause of which the immediate shockwave has induced a dual change of global mentalities and of societal superstructures. By the same token, the changing sociologies have impacted a set of overt and covert sociolinguistic norms onto these societies and their members.

The topics of research that can be drawn out of these issues are numerous. Among these, one can cite:

The emergence of new terminologies reflecting novel social tendencies
Changes in roles and breaking role compartmentalisation
Changes in communication politics and the mass-media
Redefinition of the concept of freedom of speech
Language, social status, and social class
Language and gender
Language policy and education
Language and social change

These topics are by no means exhaustive; they can be enriched with other proposals and discussions. Papers dealing with these aforementioned topics, or any other relevant to the overall theme enunciated in this call, are warmly invited.
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