CIRLM:
The National Research Hub on Official Language Minority Communities

Minorités linguistiques et société/Linguistic Minorities and Society

Minorités linguistiques et société / Linguistic Minorities and Society is a scientific journal that aims to promote, in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspective in the social sciences and humanities as well as in sociolinguistics, research and reflections on Canada’s official language communities in minority contexts, as well as on other linguistic minorities in Canada and elsewhere. Because of its openness to international and comparative studies, it aims to shed more light on linguistic minorities in Canada and elsewhere in the world.

The journal welcomes contributions that focus on official language minorities and public language policymakers. Calls for papers for thematic issues focus on research to support the various official language minority stakeholders and public policymakers on language issues, as well as research that can contribute to a better understanding of official language minority communities (OLMCs). Each issue has a Varia section that brings together texts of a non-thematic nature. These articles must contribute to the production of new knowledge on OLMC issues or allow for comparison with other minority language groups in Canada (First Nations, Métis, Inuit and non-official languages) or elsewhere in the world.

The journal is particularly interested in receiving proposals on minority populations, community development; policy, influence and governance; language rights, recognition and legitimacy; as well as on memory, identity and diversity.

Whereas interdisciplinarity is valued, the research subjects must be directly related to linguistic minorities. For instance, immigration and diversity are relevant themes if they are considered from the perspective of linguistic minorities. The media may be a suitable subject if the situation of media in minority language communities or discourses about language or language rights in the media are examined.

The journal’s mandate is directly related to the mission of the Canadian Institute for Research on Linguistic Minorities, which is to produce and publish knowledge on the situation of Canada’s official language minorities and the priority issues affecting them.

In accordance with the good practices of Open Access and Plan S., the journal is released under a CC BY 4.0 Creative Commons License. Is offered as a continuous publication, with articles being uploaded up to three times for each issue. All issues are thematic and include a varia section to publish non-thematic articles. The issues are fully processed on Érudit and the function to automatically generate PDFs from XML are available. The articles are therefore available in pdf and html formats.

Continuous publication as well as the varia section in each issue allow the LMS journal to considerably reduce its release time.



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