Regional Language Studies...Newfoundland

The periodical Regional Language Studies...Newfoundland (RLS) has been supported by the English Department, at times jointly with the Folklore Department, since 1968. Its original aims have been maintained and developed since then: to spread information about all aspects of linguistics, to print bibliographies, especially to present articles on regional vocabulary and meanings, and to examine place and family names. RLS welcomes submissions from academics, students, and others on topics relating to Newfoundland languages. Articles on non-English language topics in the Newfoundland and Labrador context are also encouraged.

RLS...Newfoundland (2015) Call for Papers

Regional Language Studies ... Newfoundland is seeking contributions on language-related topics from Memorial faculty, students, and others, for possible inclusion in its 2015 issue. RLS welcomes papers and short notes that deal with any aspect of Newfoundland or Labrador English. These include, but are by no means limited to: language in historical perspective; regional or community features (phonetic, grammatical or lexical); social differences in language use; lexical studies; and investigations of place names or family names. Papers that deal with other languages in the province (e.g. French, aboriginal languages) are also welcome.

RLS is published once a year by Memorial University’s English Language Research Centre (ELRC; Founded by Professor Emeritus William J. Kirwin (English), it is currently edited by Professor Emerita Sandra Clarke (Linguistics), Professor Paul De Decker (Linguistics) and ELRC manager Suzanne Power. The deadline for the 2015 issue is June 30, 2015. If you’re thinking of submitting, please contact Suzanne Power at, who can also provide further information.

While there is no set limit on length, papers in recent issues of RLS have not generally exceeded 3500 words (the equivalent of 10 double-spaced pages), excluding references and endnotes. The style of your paper should be fairly non-technical, aimed for a general-interest readership. RLS is published in both print and open-access online formats; its two most recent issues (24 & 25) can be accessed at . Please follow the RLS style sheet, included at the end of each issue. Previous issues of RLS (1 – 23) are available online in Memorial’s Digital Archive Collection, at

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