We have received an invitation from the prestigious publishing house, ROUTLEDGE (TAYLOR AND FRANCIS) to publish an edited volume about Multilingualism, Lingua Franca and Translation in the Early Modern Period in the wake of the conference.  The Call for Papers is now open.

Call for Papers: Edited Volume

Multilingualism, Lingua Franca and Translation in the Early Modern Period

In the wake of our successful conference, A Host of Tongues… (, we are now planning to edit a volume of essays to be published with Routledge. The Call is open not only to people that participated in the conference, but to anyone researching language behaviour in the period 1400-1800, from the perspective of Linguistics, Translation Studies, Cultural History, Literary Studies or any other. Hence, we hope to receive papers in any of the fields covered by the conference: multilingualism; lingua francas and vernaculars; translation and translating; linguistics and language learning; processes of cultural transfer, etc.

Papers should be in English, and be between 5000 and 8000 words in length (including bibliography) and formatted in accordance with the Style Sheet attached. If you are not a native speaker of English, you are advised to get your chapter checked for language errors before submitting it. All papers will be peer reviewed by members of our advisory board and/or other international academics working in the field.

Please send the completed article to by 30th June 2019, together with an abstract (<250 words) and biosketch (<100 words).

Proposed schedule:

30th June: reception of complete articles (+ abstracts and biosketches)

30th June to 15th July: selection of articles by editorial board

15th July: formal proposal to Routledge

15th September: response from Routledge about volume design

15th September to 30th September: adjustments to volume design (if necessary)

1st October 2019 to 31st March 2020: Peer reviewing and rewriting of selected articles

1st April to 30th June: Preparation of complete manuscript

30th June 2020: Delivery of complete manuscript

Attached: Style Sheet