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  • ISSN: 0047-4045 (Print), 1469-8013 (Online)
  • Editors: Professor Susan Ehrlich York University, Canada, and Professor Tommaso Milani University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Editorial board
Language in Society is an international journal of sociolinguistics concerned with language and discourse as aspects of social life. The journal publishes empirical articles of general theoretical, comparative or methodological interest to students and scholars in sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, and related fields. Language in Society aims to strengthen international scholarship and interdisciplinary conversation and cooperation among researchers interested in language and society by publishing work of high quality which speaks to a wide audience. In addition to original articles, the journal publishes reviews and notices of the latest important books in the field as well as occasional theme and discussion sections.
2022 Call for special issues

Language in Society publishes special issues of the journal once a year. As editors, we want to make the selection process for these special issues transparent by issuing a call for proposals at a particular time during the year. These proposals will be reviewed by the editors and relevant members of the editorial board (i.e., editorial board members with expertise in the subject matter of the proposed special issue).  We are seeking collections of articles that make a significant contribution to the advancement of the study of language in society by pushing debates forward in innovative ways or by taking discussions in new directions. We are looking for collections of papers that connect in meaningful ways with each other and which cohere to form something more than the sum of the collection’s parts. 

The deadline for proposals is 31 August 2022Note that these proposals are for a special issue to be published in 2025. Proposals should describe the contribution of the collection as a whole in approximately 2000 words and should also include 250/300-word abstracts from authors. They should be e-mailed to by the deadline. Please address any questions to the editors at this same email address.

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