CFP: Creolistics and Creole Exceptionalism (11/22/03; journal issue)

full name / name of organization: 
Don Walicek


SARGASSO, a Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, and Culture
Edited at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, Department of English
Deadline: November 22, 2003

SARGASSO is now accepting submissions and book reviews for an upcoming issue
to be entitled "Creolistics and Creole Exceptionalism: Linguistics and
Caribbean Languages."

Research on the languages of the Greater Caribbean is a field of inquiry
that has always been and continues to be shaped by knowledge production in
other areas. One of the most provocative assertions made in recent years
concerning the study of Caribbean languages is the notion of Creole
Exceptionalism (cf. DeGraff). This concept exposes the ideological
environment from which the idea of a Creole emerges. It is a concept that
has potential implications for virtually every line of research within
Creolistics. The SARGASSO editorial committee is seeking submissions which,
either explicitly or implicitly, engage the idea of Creole Exceptionalism.
We welcome work by graduate students and researchers who recently have been
awarded doctoral degrees, as one of the goals of this issue is to encourage,
bring together, and promote new and fresh perspectives.

We invite contributions on a variety of topics; these include but are not
limited to:

Language Acquisition, Creole Genesis, Perceptual Dialectology, Substrate &
Superstrate Influences, Formalism vs. Functionalism, Pragmatics, Discourse
Analysis, TMA, Phonology, Syntax, The Use of Creole in Caribbean Literary
Discourse, Postcolonial Approaches to Language, Sociolinguistics, The
History of Creolistics, Language Planning, Language Shift, Standardization,

Essay submissions should be 10-15 pages in length and double-spaced. With
essays, please include an abstract of 120 words or less. Reviews should be
approximately 1,000 words. Books for review need not focus specifically on
the Caribbean but should be published in 2001 or later and be pertinent to
the study of Creoles and / or other Caribbean languages. Submissions are
accepted in English, French, Papiamentu, or Spanish.

Essays and reviews should conform to APA guidelines or to the MLA style
guide. Electronic submissions as attachments in Word, WordPerfect or Rich
Text Format are appreciated. Papers sent through the postal system should
include a SASE and a copy in RTF format on diskette.
Electronic submissions, inquiries, and other questions should be mailed to: Please indicate “Sargasso Submission” in the
subject line.
Secondary email contact address:

Send postal submissions to:
PO Box 22831
University of Puerto Rico Station
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931-2831


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