CFP : Journal of Northern Studies – Language and Place in Northern Spaces

Journal of Northern Studies – special issue on language and place in northern space

– Call for Paper


The Journal of Northern Studies would like to invite you to contribute to a special issue on language and place in northern spaces.

The Journal of Northern Studies is a peer-reviewed academic publication issued twice a year. The journal has a specific focus on human activities in northern spaces, and the articles concentrate on people as cultural beings, people in society and the interaction between people and the northern environment. The contributions represent interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches. The journal is published by Umeå University and Sweden’s northernmost Royal Academy, the Royal Skyttean Society. For further information, see

This special issue is organized by the research project Naming and Narrating Places: Empowering Sami Traditions and Identities through Popular Place-Making Processes (Edlund & Andersson; The Research Council Formas, no 254–2132–186).

The aim with this special issue is to bring together research illuminating various perspectives on language and place in northern spaces, for example:

Linguistic landscapes
Language policy and revitalization
The commodification of language in marketing and tourism

What constitutes northern spaces is dependent on point of view and could in this special issue involve both arctic and subarctic geographical contexts, as well as ideas, conceptions and fantasies of northernness manifested elsewhere.

The papers should not exceed 30,000 characters in size, including spaces (c. 5,000 words). This should not include references and illustrations/maps. The contributions will be submitted to peer review.
Procedure and deadline
If you are interested in participating in this special issue, let us know by e-mail no later than October 1, 2016.

The final papers must bu submitted before May 15, 2017
For complete author instructions, see

Correspondance address:
Olle Sundström, editorial secretary

Welcome with your contribution!

Olle Sundström
Editorial secretary
Lars-Erik Edlund
Professor / Scandinavian Languages
Daniel Andersson
Assistant professor / Scandinavian Languages
Journal of Northern Studies
Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden

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