Language and Public Policy
Language and Public Policy, an online section of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) journal Language, invites submissions of original, high quality scholarship exploring and analyzing areas of public policy that benefit from the findings and methods of linguistics.
Submissions may deal with public policy concerns in the social sciences, education, medicine, and law, among other disciplines, from any level (local to international), that involve language as the topic (as in language policy itself), a focus (as in education policies), an instrument (as in legal policies), or a relevant variable (as in labor or civil rights policies). The section aims to highlight the relevance of language and linguistics to the policy arena through discussion of issues that bring them together. Multi-disciplinary and international contributions are particularly welcome.
As an online publication, articles in this section will be disseminated as soon as they are ready and will be made available to anyone with access to Project MUSE. The articles will then be listed in the subsequent issue of Language and will be paginated in that context. After one year, everything published in Language will be made available on the LSA website to anyone, including non-members, thereby meeting “green” Open Access standards. There are also options for arranging for immediate open access.
Submission of articles to Language is done through the online portal at this link. During the submission process, you will have an opportunity to select Language and Public Policy as the section of your submission. Authors should follow the general guidelines for submission to Language available here. The editorial process for Language will be followed, with double-blind review of manuscripts by expert reviewers.
The Co-Editors welcome inquiries about possible article topics. Please feel free to communicate with us at the email addresses shown below.
Patricia Cukor-Avila, Univeristy of North Texas
Vaidehi Ramanathan, University of California, Davis