Happy anniversary

Today, 18th July 2018, marks the fourth anniversary of the launch on EL Publishing (ELPub), which was established by Peter K. Austin, David Nathan and Julia Sallabank to publish top quality peer-reviewed open access electronic and print journals, multimedia and monographs on documentation, description and support of endangered languages. We publish on the theory and practice of language documentation, language description, sociolinguistics, language policy, and language revitalisation. In 2016 we established the Language Contexts series, edited by Peter K. Austin and Lauren Gawne, to publish information about the contexts in which a given language or variety is spoken, rather than about the structure of the language/variety itself. Articles include information about speaker demography, social organisation, culture, linguistic ecology, language vitality, and language use and transmission in the local community, its diaspora and the Internet, as well as discussion of the range of languages/varieties in use by speakers, including socio-cultural factors affecting language/variety choice.

All our publications are free to download under a Creative Commons CC-BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial) licence and are published at no cost to authors. Design and layout is managed by Tom Castle, a professional designer and artist based in London, and David Nathan designs and manages our catalogue and website.

To date we have published 15 volumes of Language Documentation and Description and are currently working on two future volumes, including a special issue edited by Candide Simard (University of South Pacific) on the Sylheti language spoken in Bangladesh, India, London and elsewhere. We also have a multimedia publication, and a book-length edited collection Language, Land & Song: Studies in honour of Luise Hercus. A second edition of this work is being published in print as a hard-bound book by Batchelor Institute Press. All publications on our website are fully indexed and searchable via a Search facility designed and built by Edward Garrett of Pinedrop.

For up-to-date information on EL Publishing visit our website or like and follow us on Facebook. If you are interested in submitting a paper or a book proposal for publication please contact elpublishing2017@gmail.com.