Tropical Tongues: Language Ideologies, Endangerment, and Minority Languages in Belize

The Institute for the Study of the Americas is pleased to announce the inaugural publication of  its “Studies in Latin America” series: Tropical Tongues: Language Ideologies, Endangerment, and Minority Languages in Belize by Jennifer Carolina Gómez Menjívar and William Noel Salmon.  Tropical Tongues examines the precarious state of languages in coastal Belize in the years  following independence in 1981, offering new perspectives on language shifts and loss as a result of large-scale politico-economic restructuring.  More information on Tropical Tongues see:https://www.uncpress.org/book/9781469641393/tropical-tongues/

Studies in Latin America is an initiative in open access publishing from the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (ISA), UNC Press, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library. This series will feature short works, approximately 20,000 to 35,000 words in length, published by ISA. A paperback edition of each work will be distributed by UNC Press and open access digital editions will be hosted by the library.

Studies in Latin America promotes new scholarship on Latin America and the Caribbean focusing on the social sciences-principally anthropology, geography, history, political science, and sociology-and featuring diverse methodological approaches and perspectives on vital issues concerning Latin America and the Caribbean, past and present. Studies in Latin America welcomes English-language manuscripts by senior scholars as well as by junior scholars. Submissions undergo a formal peer-review process as part of the publication decision. The Institute for the Study of the Americas and UNC Press anticipate a wide distribution of the scholarship included in Studies in Latin America by taking advantage of the digital publishing environment.

For more information and inquiries about submissions please visit the series page:https://www.uncpress.org/series/studies-latin-america/

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