The Language Acts and Worldmaking editors are actively looking to engage with researchers, teachers, activists, policy makers, students and community advocates to further the research and debates around the core concepts of ‘language acts and worldmaking’. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a new volume or article, please complete the proposal form for consideration by our series editors and advisory board. Please include a recent CV/resume and cover letter, as well as a table of contents and sample material.
We are looking to publish new research that explores the concept of ‘language acts’, i.e., how the languages we use affect the way we think and feel about ourselves, about other people, and about the world around us, and the concept of ‘worldmaking’ whereby language is examined as a material and historical force through which individuals
construct their personal, local and transnational identities.
These could include any of the following, as well as new ideas and research.
1. Immigration and policy
3. Digitial mediation
4. Community outreach projects
5. Multilingual and transligualism
Decision time regarding evaluation of proposals can vary from as little as a few weeks to several months. Although we consider every submission that we receive which is sent according to the above guidelines, we cannot respond personally to each submission. Rest assured that we will be in touch if the series editors feel there is a strong alignment between your work and the direction of the series.
Before any new material can be accepted for publication, it is evaluated by our Language Acts and Worldmaking Series Editors, John Murray Learning editorial staff and by the LAWM Series Advisory Board, and ultimately must be approved by the John Murray Press Editorial Board.