Call for Blogs, Language Rights Blog, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.

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About the blog :

Understanding the meaning of “language” and its impact is crucial in recognizing its power and how it shapes the world around us. Language is more than a means of communication. It is intrinsically linked to the development of individual consciousness and a sense of group / cultural identity.

In a world where languages ​​are not treated equally, a person’s ability to speak the dominant language becomes a privilege. Linguistic privilege determines the accommodation of a linguistic minority in terms of access to social, political and educational institutions. It further intersects with privileges revolving around race, nation and social class, thus manifesting itself as a site of discrimination and exclusion for minority languages. It is therefore essential that the right to use one’s language in the private sphere as well as in the public sphere be protected.

The Language Rights Blog aims to shed light on the prejudices suffered by linguistically marginalized people and to engage in a multidisciplinary approach to language and language rights.

Theme:

We encourage submissions from students, academics and language rights enthusiasts in the following areas:

1. Language rights and education

2. Language rights, access and participation

3. Language rights and health

4. Language rights and the law

5. Linguistic rights and identity

6. Language rights and culture

7. Language rights and cognition

8. Language rights and employment

9. Language rights and labor

10. Language rights and disability

11. Language rights and discrimination

12. Language rights and social justice

13. Language rights and genocide

14. Language rights, accent and discrimination

15. Language rights and conflicts

Submission guidelines:

TYPES OF SUBMISSION

1. BOOK REVIEWS – A book review should contain a review of any book relating to one or more of the topics mentioned in the blog available here. The book itself can be in any language, but the review must be in English. The word limit for a book review is 1,000 to 1,200 words.

2. CASE COMMENTS – A case commentary should have a detailed analysis of the judgment as well as the author’s opinion / position on it and should engage directly with one or more of the themes mentioned. in the scope. The word limit for a case commentary is 800 to 1000 words.

3. ARTICLES – A research article should have a detailed and comprehensive analysis of any topic related to one or more of the given topics. The word limit for a research article is approximately 1,500 words. If the article is longer than the stated word limit and the editors deem it necessary, the word limit may be increased.

4. POLICY ANALYSIS – A policy analysis should contain a thorough analysis of any policy, including its formulation, adoption and implementation. It must relate to one or more of the themes mentioned in the scope. The word limit for the same is 1500 to 2000 words. The word limit may exceed the limit if the scan is of exceptional quality. In this case, the submission will be published in several parts.

FORMATTING GUIDELINES

1. Content should be written in Times New Roman font with a size of 12. Line spacing should be 1.5.

2. All references must be in the form of hyperlinks within the body of the submission itself. Footnotes should be used for offline sources only.

3. The body of the email should contain the name, institutional affiliation, title and category of the submission, contact information for the author (s) and a brief description of the submission.

VERIFICATION PROCESS

In accordance with our two-step review process, the Editorial Board may take up to 7 days to provide comments on the submission. Any delay will be notified to the authors.

SUBMISSION POLICY

1. We follow a continuous submission policy. Therefore, there is no deadline for submitting articles.

2. The submission must be an original work by the author and not be considered for publication in any other journal or blog. Submissions will be reviewed for plagiarism.

3. The co-creation of a maximum of 2 authors is authorized.

4. The article should be submitted in an MS-Word document to [email protected] the subject of the e-mail must be “SUBMISSION – TITLE”. The Editorial Board will send an acknowledgment email upon receipt of the article. Authors are requested to return the submission if they do not receive an acknowledgment.

5. Submissions may be accepted / rejected at the sole discretion of the Editorial Board. Regarding all disputes, the decision of the Editorial Board will be final and binding.

6. We allow reposting of blog posts published on other platforms. The second post must first acknowledge the post on this blog by saying, “First posted to The Language Rights Blog on dd / mm / yyyy.”

Contact:

Email ID: [email protected] or Riddhi-9989066811

Please find the site link here: https://thelanguagerightsblog.nalsar.ac.in/

WARNING:

We do not charge any publishing or processing fees whatsoever.


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