MINELRES: Fwd: CfP: Special Issue: Patterns of Prejudice on Language and Discrimination

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Special Issue of the Journal Patterns of Prejudice on Language and

Call for Papers Deadline:	 2004-11-30

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
group's 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
Submissions should be sent in the first instance to the address below. 

Barbara Rosenbaum 
Patterns of Prejudice 

79 Wimpole Street 
London W1G 9RY 
United Kingdom 

fax: +44 (0)20 7935 3252 

Email: b.rosenbaum@jpr.org.uk <mailto:b.rosenbaum@jpr.org.uk> 

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