The American Language Journal features research related to language structure, use and education in North, Central, and South America. As such, articles will be accepted in a number of languages, including (although certainly not limited to) English, Spanish, Navajo, and Mayangna, provided a translated copy (in English) may also be included alongside the original.
The Year of Indigenous Languages is upon us. Let’s reflect collectively on how the issues such as identity, language strategy, and linguistic change impact indigenous communities around the world and resolve to support grassroots language programs, breakdown harmful language policies that have negatively impacted indigenous communities, and lend our services however we can to strengthen the global awakening of indigenous languages.
It has been a busy year for the American Language Journal! We are proud to close out the year with some strong linguistics research and look forward to exciting prospects in 2020. Our Fall / Winter issue features topics related to second language writing approaches, speech communities for invented languages, as well as a deep look at Spanish-English code-switching.
2020 Volume 4 Issue 1
We are currently accepting submissions for our next issue. Please see our Call For Papers for more information.
Our goal is to promote current research throughout the world. We believe in producing strong research that can be accessible to all. We believe the new information and knowledge that results from research should not be exclusively accessible to speakers of only a select few languages, as such, we have published in and about many languages.
Our summer issue of the American Language Journal focuses on language and culture. Each topic works together to weave a stronger, all-encompassing perspective on language, identity, and language education.
This issue of the American Language Journal focused on language education and identity. We wanted to focus on these topics as we prepare for 2019, declared by the UN to be the year of indigenous languages. As such, this issue features new research related to language within the context of identity and psychology.