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Journal of World Languages
Journal of World Languages
Journal Title: Journal of World Languages
ISSN: 2169-8252
ISSN Online: 2169-8260
Publication Frequency: 3 issues per year
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Aim & Scope: The Journal of World Languagesexplores the linguistic, communicative and socio-cultural implications of the global spread of major languages and the impact this is having on the world’s linguistic mapping. Recognizing that the phenomenon of becoming a world language encompasses a growing number of languages with significant implications for the development of these languages, the Journal of World Languagesencourages a comparative approach to the study of the roles of education, the media, the economy, etc. in contributing to the growth of a world language.

The Journal of World Languages welcomes papers on topics addressing questions such as those listed below:

What is a "world language": international? global? Or are these different? How does being a world language impact on local identities, whether ethnic, national, or socio-economic? What is the effect of language technology on the process? What is the effect of the worldwide growth of a language on the writing system, and the distance between speech and writing? What is the effect of world language on multimodal communication? What is the role of language planning:
(i) systemic: reform of script, regulation of grammar or vocabulary;
(ii) institutional: language education policy? What are typical speakers' (users') attitudes to the phenomenon:
(i) L1 (i.e., native speakers of a world language);
(ii) L2 (i.e., non-native speakers of a world language)? What variation is associated with growth towards "world language" status:
(i) Dialectal, i.e., user-based variation?
(ii) Diatypic, i.e., use-based variation (such as register)? What are the implications of the "world language" phenomenon for a general linguistic theory?

The Journal of World Languagesis a cross-disciplinary journal whose coverage of the effects of globalization on languages extends coverage to all world languages.

Peer Review Integrity
All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is double-blind and submission is via email to editorjwl@cityu.edu.hk

Subjects Covered & Scope: Applied Linguistics; English Language; Language & Linguistics; Language & Literature; Language Policy and Planning; Sociolinguistics; World Englishes
Editor Board:  



Jonathan Webster - City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Huang, Guowen - Sun Yat-sen University, China
He, Wei - University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
Angel Garralda Ortega - City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Associate Editors

Khawlah Ahmed - American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Alice Caffarel - University of Sydney, Australia
Lise Fontaine - Cardiff University, UK
Adolfo M. García - Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC) and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Argentina
Suzanne K. Hilgendorf - Simon Fraser University, Canada

Editorial Board

R. Kirk Belnap - Brigham Young University, USA
Mohamed Benrabah - Stendhal-Grenoble III University, France
Kingsley Bolton - City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

David Butt - Macquarie University, Australia
Ronald Carter - Nottingham University, UK
Chang, Chenguang - Sun Yat-sen University, China
María Cecilia Colombi - University of California, Davis, USA
Francisco Moreno-Fernández - University of Alcala, Spain
M.A.K. Halliday - University of Sydney, Australia

Ruqaiya Hasan - Macquarie University, Australia       
Braj B Kachru - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Yamuna Kachru - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA)
Lew Lancaster - UC, Berkeley, USA

Peter Lowenberg - San Jose State University, USA
Kang Kwong Luke - Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ahmar Mahboob - University of Sydney, Australia
Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen -  Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Zoya Proshina -  M.Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Erich Steiner - Saarland University, Germany
Hongyin Tao - University of California, Los Angeles (USA)
Masa-aki Tatsuki - Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
Edwin Thumboo - National University of Singapore, Singapore
Sue Wright - University of Portsmouth, UK
Seok-Hoon You - Korea University, Korea
Zhang, Jingyuan -  Beijing, China


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