Call for Papers for a Special Theme Issue of the Journal of American Indian Education: Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Native American Language Act 1990/1992
The editors of the Journal of American Indian Education invite contributions to a Special Theme Issue of the journal to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Native American Languages Act (NALA) of 1990/1992. NALA, developed by grassroots Native language activists and educators, established the federal government’s role in preserving and protecting Native American languages. The policy also established a grant program which serves as the primary federal resource for community and school-based Native language revitalization programs. NALA has also served as a foundation for more recent federal and state levels policies encouraging Native language education.
We seek papers that explore NALA-supported community-based and school-based language revitalization programs and NALA’s impact more generally on the Native language revitalization movement locally, nationally and internationally. We also welcome papers that explore the antecedents of NALA and the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act of 2006. What are the promising language practices and programs that are reversing Native language shift and supporting Native language maintenance? How can we build on federal policies like NALA and the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act for greater support of Native languages? What has the past twenty years taught us about creating sustainable Native language revitalization efforts? What are the ongoing challenges? Submissions may be theoretically and empirically based or address more general issues of policy, practice and program development and evaluation.
Submissions should be submitted no later than October 1, 2011. All manuscripts will be peer- reviewed. Submissions may be full length manuscripts (32 double-spaced pages or 7500-8000 words in length) or follow the Reports from the Field format (20 double-spaced pages or 5000 words, including references). Manuscripts should be formatted in Microsoft Word and blinded for anonymous peer review. On separate pages, please provide a 150-word abstract, 50-word author biographical statement, and author name(s), affiliation(s), and contact information (including email addresses). Please see the Contributor Information on the inside back cover of this issue for further guidelines. All manuscripts should be submitted electronically to jaie at asu dot edu and Larisa.Warhol at asu dot edu. Please contact JAIE Associate Editor, Larisa Warhol (Larisa.Warhol at asu dot edu) with questions or inquiries.
Cash Cash, P. [ILAT] Call for Papers for a Special Theme Issue of the Journal of American Indian (fwd). ILAT listserv (ILAT@LISTSERV.ARIZONA.EDU, 11 Jul 2011).