CFP Legacies of Black Lives Matter

“PublicationCall for Papers: The Legacies of Black Lives Matter: Language, Communication, and Social Psychological Perspectives toward Social Justice as a special issue of the Journal of Language and Social Psychology. Deadline: Letter of Intent at around 1500 words due at earliest convenience. Final deadline of accepted proposals: April 21, 2021.

Guest Editors: Howard Giles (University of California, Santa Barbara), Natasha Shrikant (University of Colorado, Boulder), and Shardé M. Davis (University of Connecticut).

JLSP is committed to understand, learn from, and enable change from our sub-disciplinary perspective. To this end, editors invite submissions that highlight how LSP approaches can reveal ways that racism, social justice, and social change appear in everyday language and communication and submissions that illustrate ways LSP approaches can be used to address and, most importantly, remedy these social problems. How do communities discuss, define, or ask for social change? How is language symbolically impacted in these processes as a tool to uphold structural racism or to promote social justice?

Books Available for Review

Several books currently available for review at the Journal of Language and Social Psychology have potential overlap with the areas of specialization related to intercultural dialogue:

*Ellis: Fierce entanglements: Communication and ethnopolitical conflict.
Peter Lang.
*McLeod and Shah: News frames and national security. Cambridge.
*Jefferson: Talking about troubles in conversation. Oxford.
*Holtgraves (Ed.): The Oxford handbook of language and social psychology.
*Bell: The guidebook to sociolinguistics. Wiley-Blackwell.

If you are interested in reviewing one of them, please contact Jake Harwood, book review editor, who says:

“Any additional information you can provide on your interest/qualifications for reviewing would help me to assign the books most appropriately. Please don’t request to review unless you can make a firm commitment to actually write the review…! Reviews range
from approximately 1000-3000 words, and reviews need to be completed
within 3 months. I can supply a copy of the book.”

Books available for review

The following books are available for review at the Journal of Language and Social Psychology.  If you are interested in reviewing, please email the book review editor (Jake Harwood:, including brief indication of which book(s) you wish to review, any relevant qualifications/conflicts of interest, and a mailing address. A copy of the book is provided, and reviews are expected within 3 months of receipt of the book.

Language and sexism (Mills) — Cambridge
A history of communications (Poe) — Cambridge
Emotions in multiple languages (Dewaele) — Palgrave
Anti- and Pro-Social Communication (Kinney & Porhola) — Lang
Cultural processes (Leung et al.) — Cambridge
Conversation and gender (Speer and Stokoe) — Cambridge
English around the world (Schneider) — Cambridge
Dialogue: The mixed game (Weigand) – Benjamins
Social psychology and discourse (McKinlay & McVittie) — Wiley
Variation in indigenous minority languages (Stanford & Preston) — Benjamins
Clinical pragmatics (Cummings) — Cambridge
Sign languages (Brentari) — Cambridge
The social psychology of English as a global language (McKenzie) — Springer
Language, migration, and identity (Goebel) – Cambridge
Investigation in sociohistorical linguistics (Trudgill) — Cambridge
The language of statutes (Solan) – Chicago
Language, gender, and sexual identity (Motschenbacher) — Benjamins
Motivation and second language acquisition (Gardner) — Lang
Predicative minds (Bogdan) – MIT Press
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