"Minority languages, multimedia and the Web"
For The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 2005 (2)
Daniel Cunliffe, University of Glamorgan, UK (firstname.lastname@example.org), Susan Herring, Indiana University, USA (email@example.com)
Information and communications technology, and in particular the World Wide Web, can be a double-edged sword as regards the maintenance and revitalisation of minority languages. On the one hand, minority language communities can be active shapers of these technologies, creating their own tools, adapting existing tools to local needs, and creating culturally authentic, indigenous electronic media. On the other hand, these technologies can be seen as a force for globalisation and neo-colonisation, reinforcing the existing dominance of majority languages and breaking down geographical boundaries that in the past may have protected minority language groups.
Researching the effects of multimedia and the Web on minority languages is challenging, and it is not yet clear how best to utilise these technologies to maintain and revitalise minority languages. This special issue invites researchers and practitioners who are actively engaged in addressing these issues from practical or theoretical viewpoints to share their findings and experiences and to contribute to a platform for future research. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:
Minority language applications:
Influence of ICTs on minority languages:
Measuring online minority languages:
Article submissions should typically be no longer than 7,000 words (excluding references) and should follow the formatting guidelines in the Instructions to Authors on the NRHM web site (www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/13614568.asp). Submissions should be sent by email to the Guest Editors, in Word, rtf or pdf format. If you have any questions concerning the scope of the call or require further information, please contact the Guest Editors. Open topic papers meeting NRHM's scope in general are also welcome (contact the Editor for further information).
Submission deadline: April 30, 2005
Acceptance notification: June 30, 2005
Final manuscripts due: August 31, 2005
NRHM Editor Douglas Tudhope - firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Editor Daniel Cunliffe - email@example.com
NRHM is published by Taylor & Francis
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