Treatises and Documents, Journal of Ethnic Studies


Since 1960, Treatises and Documents, Journal of Ethnic Studies, publishes a wide range of scholarly articles on ethnic and minority issues, with special emphasis on topics relevant for the so-called Alpine-Adriatic-Pannonian geographical area. Its editorial board consist of distinguished experts and top scientist, such as the famous author in the field of multi culturalism Prof. William Kymlicka, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues Prof. Fernand de Varennes, the world authority on linguistic policies Prof. Colin Williams and many others.


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The editors welcome the submission of articles in the field of ethnic and minority studies, especially on racial and ethnic relations, ethnic identity, nationalism, xenophobia, protection of (ethnic, national, linguistic, religious, and other) minorities, migration, multiculturalism and related subjects. The journal is particularly interested in discussions regarding ethnic and minority issues in the so-called Alpine-Adriatic-Panonnian area and all comparative studies, which include – only partially or as a whole – this geographic area.

All papers are subject to a double-blind review procedure.

Deadline for Issue 88 (June 2022): 15. 2. 2022.


Invitation to read

We invite you to read the article New Speakers in the Context of the Minority Languages in Europe and the Revitalisation Efforts, Leoš Šatava.

Until recently (socio)linguistic studies concerned with minority languages and efforts at their revitalization focused chiefly on native speakers. By contrast this paper concentrates on new speakers as a relevant current sociolinguistic phenomenon and on postvernacular languages or xenolects formed on this basis. The text examines definitions of new speakers and connected terminology; moreover, it deals with a typology of postvernacular languages, with questions of legitimacy and authenticity, or a possible integration of both groups of users. Prospects of these topics are outlined. Micro case studies on the current situation of new speakers in three small vernaculars of Central Europe (Sorbian, Wilamowicean and Huncokár German) are used as comparative material.

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