JOPOL 1(2019)

Postcolonial Linguistics: The Editor’s Guide to a New Interdiscipline

“The launching of a new journal is a very special event. Like when tectonic plates rumble for a while to make room for a new island in the ocean, the world of research keeps creating new ideas, some of which surface and take material shape in the form of new conferences, associations, and journals. The new Journal of Postcolonial Linguistics is a sign of academic tectonics in action. It is a sign that the community of researchers for whom postcolonial linguistics matters has grown and matured. It has become increasingly clear that the study of postcolonial linguistics needs a journal of its own, in which the study of language in postcolonial contexts and the postcolonial study of linguistics can be integrated and explored in new ways.”