About the Journal

The editors of Multilingual Margins: A journal of multilingualism from the periphery invite prospective authors to submit articles based on original research around topics relating to multilingualism and marginality, decolonial theory and practice, and Southern theory for consideration for publication. Proposals for Special Issues on these topics are also encouraged. We anticipate that the submissions will advance interdisciplinary comment and address how analyses of multilingualism on the margin speak to work from the geopolitical North.

Multilingual Margins aspires to deliver incisive theorizations that critically deconstruct ways of talking about language and multilingualism that emanate from the Center. It seeks to provide a forum for the emergence of alternative discourses of multilingualism rooted in close (historiographical) accounts of local language practices and ideologies of the translocal and entangled communities of the geopolitical South. To the extent that margins are productive spaces of annotation and commentary on the body or main theme of a text, an approach to multilingualism from the geopolitical margin promises also to contribute to reflection and afterthought, and to new epistemological approaches to language formulated in the Center.

We invite authors to submit electronic contribution to qwilliams@uwc.ac.za or cstroud@uwc.ac.za. All articles submitted will benefit from a rigorous international peer-review process.

For detailed information on article submission please refer to the General Submission Guidelines as well as the Style Guide.