Publishing

Together with David Nathan I co-edit and manage EL Publishing, an online platform that publishes quality peer-reviewed open access electronic journals, multimedia, and monographs on documentation and support of endangered languages. We publish on the theory and practice of language documentation, language description, sociolinguistics, language policy, and language revitalisation. All publications are free to download under a creative commons licence.

  • Language Documentation and Description — this is our flagship journal, and 18 volumes have been published so far. Language Documentation and Description includes four types of articles:
    • general research articles on the theory and practice of language documentation, language description, sociolinguistics, language policy, and language revitalisation, with a focus on minority and endangered languages
    • Language Contexts articles with detailed information on the contexts in which languages or varieties are spoken, providing social and cultural information, such as about speaker populations, social organisation, cultural aspects, linguistic ecology, multilingualism, language vitality, and language use and transmission in the community, diaspora and cyberspace. For more information see the Language Contexts page.
    • Language Snapshot articles providing compact overviews of one or more languages or varieties, with up-to-date key data on language facts and speakers, and current research activity. For more information see the Language Snapshots page.
    • book reviews
  • Books — we publish multi-chapter books and conference proceedings:
  • Multimedia — our first multimedia products is Hearing Voices by John Wynne and Robert Munro, a free interactive multimedia app that features recordings and fieldwork by John Wynne in collaboration with visual artist Denise Hawrysio and linguist Andy Chebanne, conducted with speakers of highly endangered Khoi and San languages in the Kalahari Desert in 2003. The audio includes 10 original song recordings and interviews with 8 speakers of 5 different Khoi/San languages. These are all high quality professional recordings which highlight the extraordinary audio features of these click languages. All are accompanied by English translations.

You can find out more about publishing with us on the EL Publishing website, or contact us at elpublishing2017@gmail.com.