Special Issue on Indigenous Languages

The Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics (TWPL) is currently accepting submissions for a special volume on Indigenous languages (Volume 39). As 2017 marks 150 years of Canadian federation, we resist the celebration of these lands' colonial legacy and invite papers from any discipline intersecting with linguistics and language research that is with and for Indigenous languages and speakers, with particular focus on Indigenous languages of what is now Canada. Submissions that connect to any of the following areas of linguistics are welcome, including, but not limited to:

  • Theoretical: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics (particularly within a generative framework)
  • Language variation: sociolinguistics, dialectology, language variation & change
  • Psycholinguistics: comprehension and production, language acquisition
  • Language revitalization: documentation, teaching and resource development, maintenance

Submissions from students, faculty, and Indigenous authors regardless of institutional affiliation are encouraged. We accept submissions in English and French, although our capacity to process French submissions may be limited by our pool of available editors.

The deadline for submission is October 1st, 2017. Suggestions for the volume’s title are also welcome.

To submit, visit our website (http://twpl.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/twpl), create a login, and follow the submission instructions. Papers submitted by email will not be considered. The TWPL style guides for both Microsoft Word and LaTeX are available on the website.

Please contact us at twpl@utoronto.ca with any questions. We look forward to your submissions.