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Post-conference Special Issue on Language and Migration

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Dr. Florentino Paredes-García
Dr. María Sancho-Pascual


The history of the Humanity is a great chain of migratory movements. From the origin of the human being to the contemporary world, a great part of the main historical facts of the world has to do with displacements of population from one region to other, for economic, war reasons or for simple survival. The movement of population from one region to another region is a process with consequences in diverse aspects of individuals and societies; economic, social, political, psychological, cultural and linguistic consequences.

This monograph aims to be a forum of debate and analysis on the study of the relations between language and society where linguistic contact takes place as a result of migratory movements, with special consideration to how migration develops or favors the socio-linguistic integration process. The present call is open to the research community in general, and more specifically, to those who carry out their research in the field of migration from different yet complementary perspectives.

The goal of this Special Issue is to bring together papers related to migration in the following thematic areas:

  1. Discourse analysis
  2. Development of virtual resources for research of language teaching to migrants
  3. Translation and controlled languages

Expected submissions:

  • An analysis of inclusive language in a MOOC for displaced people: a case study - Beatriz Sedano Cuevas, Elena Bárcena Madera, Timothy Read
  • Acquisition and use of discursive markers in immigrant students of Valladolid - Javier Mora García
  • Terminological Disambiguation in the Field of Migration - Fernando Contreras Blanco
  • Culture Shock: cultural workshop for Filipino immigrants in Tarragona - Dan Daryll Genzon Arboleda
  • Written skills development on immigrant children from 6 to 9 years old - Elisa de las Fuentes Gutiérrez
  • That damn financial crisis! A turning point in the linguistic integration of the migrant population - Carmen Valero Garcés
  • An analysis of translators and users of Machine Translation in migrant contexts - Lorena Pérez Macías, Mar Sánchez Ramos, Celia Rico Pérez
  • Negotiation of Meaning in Oral Interaction of Chinese Immigrants and Native Spanish Speakers in Evaluation Context - Tatiana Pliego Cordero, Susana Martín Leralta
  • Migratory Movements in the Press of Spanish speaking  Countries (2017) - Luis Guerra Salas, Mª Elena Gómez Sánchez
  • Lost in migration – Mirandese at a crossroads - Cláudia Martins, Sérgio Ferreira
  • Constructing indentities in Lavapiés: Linguistic Landscape and the press - Ester Saiz de Lobado García, Almudena Revilla Guijarro
  • Challenges and difficulties of translation and interpretation in the migration and refugee crisis in Germany -Elke Cases Berbel
  • There is always time. Spanish L2, ICT and immigrant students - María Jesús Llorente Puerta
  • The Discourse of Migration in English Online Newspapers:  Investigating the Interplay of Text and Images - Helene Schmolz
  • The Thematic Analysis of News Stories on Syrian Refugees in Turkish Daily Newspapers - Gülsüm Songül Ercan, Özgül Başaran
  • The Linguistic and Cultural Atlas of Immigration: research from the classroom - Mª Carmen Fernández López


Authors are kindly invited to register at our paper processing system at: http://www.editorialmanager.com/opli/ and submit their contribution.

Every manuscript should be clearly marked as intended for this special issue. All papers will go through the Open Linguistics’ high standards, quick, fair and comprehensive peer-review procedure. Instructions for authors are available here. In case of any questions, please contact Guest Editor (maria.sancho@uah.es) or Managing Editor (katarzyna.grzegorek@degruyter.com).

As an author of Open Linguistics you will benefit from:

  • transparent, comprehensive and fast peer review managed by our esteemed Guest Editor;
  • efficient route to fast-track publication and full advantage of De Gruyter e-technology;
  • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions.

 The extended deadline is the 15th of April, 2019.