Call for contributions: European Journal of Language Policy

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Proposals are invited for contributions to the European Journal of Language Policy / Revue européenne de politique linguistique, which is published by Liverpool University Press, in association with the Conseil européen pour les langues / European Language Council, and edited by Michael Kelly (University of Southampton, UK).

Call for contributions

This is a new peer-reviewed journal, whose first issue appears in Spring 2009. It aims to address major developments in language policy from a European perspective, regarding multilingualism and the diversity of languages as valuable assets in the culture, politics and economics of twenty-first century societies. The journal’s primary focus will be on Europe, broadly understood, but it will be alert to policy developments in the wider world.

The EJLP/REPL invites proposals or manuscripts of articles studying any aspect of language policy, and any aspect of the area of languages for which policies may need to be developed or changed. It particularly welcomes proposals that provide greater understanding of the factors which contribute to policy-making, and proposals that examine the effects of particular policies on language learning or language use.

The EJLP/REPL will present relevant policy documents and reports, particularly where these contribute to debates and decision-making on language policy in Europe and elsewhere. It invites suggestions for such documents.
Articles and other items are accepted in either English or French. Abstracts of articles will be provided in both languages. Materials may be derived from or refer to texts in other languages, and a website associated with the journal will provide access to texts and materials in a wide range of languages.

The second issue will appear in Autumn 2009.  Manuscripts for publication should be submitted to the Editor by 30 April 2009. All correspondence should be addressed to Dr Eleanor Quince (
February 2009

European Journal of Language Policy / Revue européenne de politique linguistique