EXTENSION CALL FOR THEMATIC DOSSIER: Language Policies for Multilingualism in the Global South



Kleber Aparecido da Silva - University of Brasília/Brazil/CNPq

Leketi Makalela - University of the Witwatersrand/Johannesburg/South Africa

Paulo Daniel Elias Farah - University of São Paulo/Brazil

Dllubia Santclair - Department of Education of Goiás/Brazil, University of Brasília/Brazil

Simone Maranhão Costa - Federal Institute of Maranhão/Brazil


We live in increasingly plurilingual and multicultural scenarios (BLOMMAERT;RAMPTON, 2011), therefore, the proposed thematic dossier “Language Policies for Multilingualism in the Global South” aims to map the language policies in progress in the Global South that encompass this understanding and, in doing so, contribute to the consolidation and expansion of research in Language Policies among academics in the field of Applied Linguistics (Critical) and Sociolinguistics. Therefore, we conceived this proposal in two complementary parts. The first section of the dossier will bring together articles on onto-epistemological issues for the area, while in the second, a panoramic view of ongoing linguistic processes and policies in the Global South will be presented. By collecting these articles, we intend to make available to the scientific community in the mentioned and related areas, bibliographic reference material that can constitute reading for those interested in language policy issues relating to the different languages spoken and/or taught in the Global South. This thematic dossier aims to problematize the construct of language policies from decolonial perspectives, challenging Euro-American versions of reality. In this special issue, we invite researchers working in the field of Applied Linguistics (Critical) and Sociolinguistics to submit articles/reviews/interviews, which cover, among other possibilities, the following themes: i) language policies; ii) linguistic education; iii) languages in contact; iv) migration, refuge and mobility; v) globalization and superdiversity; vi) multilingualism and multiculturalism; vii) inter/trans/multicultural relations; viii) training of language teachers.


Submissions: 01 July/23 to 08 JANUARY/24.

Sending opinions to authors: by 09 FEBRUARY/24.

Publication scheduled for: March/24.

Texts in Portuguese, English and Spanish will be accepted.

Instructions for authors are available at GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS:


Works presented for evaluation must be submitted online, at the following address:


When submitting, indicate to the editor that the text is intended for the Linguistic Policies Dossier.