Call for Papers

The 2008 Fall publication of ~BOCA~ The South Florida Journal of Linguistics will have a thematic focus of Culture and Language Change. While papers addressing any facet of this field will be considered, the editors are especially interested in papers addressing the following:

  • Language change as a function of global and/or local contact
  • Dialectical differences related to, or resulting from, socio-cultural factors
  • Theories, especially socio-cultural ones, which aim to explain how and why languages change
  • Developments or modifications of cultural identities as a function of linguistic change or contact
  • Arenas of human interaction that are fertile grounds for language change
  • Socio-cultural factors that drive similarities and differences within languages, and within patterns of linguistic change

Submissions should be no more than 25 pages, or approximately 7,000 words, and should follow the guidelines of the Linguistic Society of America’s Language and the Unified Linguist Style Sheet—available through the Linguist List.

Reviews of books which address these issues are also welcome. These submissions should be between 1,000-2,000 words.

A separate title page should include the author’s name, e-mail address and mailing address. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript pages to allow for blind review.

Submissions must be received by December 1, 2008 and should be sent as attachments using Microsoft Word to: