ISSUE #2 | Contact Linguistics | to appear in Sept 2016

flyer_cover It has almost been a year since 10plus1’s first issue „Media Linguistics“ appeared.
Time flies.
Fortunately, issue #1’s anniversary coincides with the publication of our second issue:

Edited by Marion Schulte (Bielefeld)
Opener by Anne Schröder (Bielefeld)
to appear September 15, 2016



Guest-editor: Dr. Marion Schulte (Bielefeld)
Opener: Prof. Dr. Anne Schröder (Bielefeld)

Download Call for Contributions

10plus1’s second issue focuses on Contact Linguistics. Research within this field is highly diverse as it encompasses a whole range of phenomena related to language contact and investigates them from different theoretical and methodological angles. Topics include changes in one or more of the languages involved in a contact situation, for example through borrowing (e.g., Thomason/Everett 2005), language creation (e.g., Schröder/Rudd fc.), or language death (e.g., Romaine 2013), but also individual and societal bi-/multilingualism and the structural and sociolinguistic implications of these phenomena (e.g., Fuller 2012). Research may be diachronic (e.g., Schulte fc.) or synchronic (e.g., Migge 2015), deal with individual languages or multiple languages (Schneider 2003), and can consider living, endangered, or extinct languages.

Issue #2 welcomes contributions of all formats (see page 1) situated within the broad frame of Contact Linguistics. Papers may deal with specific aspects, or give an overview of a broader field of research. We also invite contributions focusing on theoretical and/or methodological issues.

Marion Schulte is Akademische Rätin at Bielefeld University. She studied English and Music at the universities of Siegen and Maynooth before joining Bielefeld University, where she received her doctorate for a thesis on the semantics of derivational morphology. Her research interests include morphology, language change, and sociophonetics. She is currently working on the semantic integration of borrowed morphology into English as well as the sociophonetics of Irish English.

Your Expression of Interest (EOI) should include

  • the contribution format you are planning to choose,
  • an elaborate description of your ideas (800 to 1000 words, a draft graphic, etc.),
  • a draft outline of your contribution.

Please note that the EOI will be forwarded to the (guest) editors of the respective issue who decide on the basis of the EOI whether or not a contribution will be accepted for publication.
Please include the following information on author and co-author(s):

  • name(s)
  • institutional affiliation(s)
  • contact details

and mail your EOIs to by 15th January 2016.
We are looking forward to your contributions.


Fuller, J. (2012). Bilingual Pre-teens. Competing Ideologies and Multiple Identities in the U.S. and Germany. London: Routledge.
Migge, B. (2015). Now in the Speech of Newcomers to Ireland. In C. Amador-Moreno, K. McCafferty & E. Vaughan (Eds.), Pragmatic Markers in Irish English. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 390-407.
Romaine, S. (2013). Environment: Language Ecology and Language Death. In P. Binder (Ed.), The Language Phenomenon. Berlin: Springer, 217-234.
Schneider, E. (2003). The Dynamics of New Englishes: From Identity Construction to Dialect Birth, Language 79:2, 233-281.
Schröder, A., Rudd, P. (fc.). Language Mixing and Ecology in Africa: Focus on Camfranglais and Sheng. In R. Ludwig, P. Mühlhäusler & S. Pagel (Eds.), Language Ecology and Language Contact.
Schulte, M. (fc.). Language Contact in the History of English. In M. Hartner & M. Schulte (Eds.), Migration in Context: Literature, Culture & Language. Bielefeld: Aisthesis.
Thomason, S. G., Everett, D. (2005). Pronoun Borrowing, Berkeley Linguistics Society 27, 301-315.

10PLUS1 | Issue 1 out now!

Dear all,

we are proud to announce the release of the first issue of 10PLUS1: LIVING LINGUISTICS.

As you can see from our Table of Contents, the first issue on MEDIA LINGUISTICS offers a colourful and interesting mixture of contributions dealing with all sorts of aspects of Media Linguistics using various formats, such as: … is thinking about …, infographics, 3-min-talk, journal article, …

All contributions are online now inviting feedback via the comment function.

We are very thankful for the tremendous support we have received along the way. In particular, we would like to express our gratitude to Jannis Androutsopoulos, Gerd Antos, Alexander Brock, Martin Luginbühl, Jan Oliver Rüdiger, Anne Schröder, Hartmut Stöckl, Jörg Wagner, the participants of the 16th Norddeutsches Linguistisches Kolloquium 2015, and all members of the 10plus1 editorial board.

We hope you enjoy the first issue as much as we did editing it.

🍸 🍸

Peter Schildhauer and Jana Pflaeging

The Final Nightshifts…

In less than one week, the first issue of 10plus1 on Media Linguistics is to be released. Currently, the editors are patiently working on the final touches such as layouting, tagging, stylesheeting etc. Their work is fuelled by (a) lots of Mate and (b) the finish-line in sight! We are happily looking forward to Issue #1 – next week – 15 September!

A New Home for 10plus1

Until shortly before Easter, 10plus1 was a blog. Setting up had been the easiest way for us when we started the project in autumn. With our first issue approaching quickly, we also started to reach the limits of the former environment. Therefore, we migrated our journal to another provider, where we installed the more sophisticated software. We are proud to announce that we mastered these technical steps and are now operating on the new platform. However, it will probably take a couple of days until we will have weeded out all dead links, re-designed our theme and accomplished all the tiny tasks which will reveal themselves only in the process.

Therefore: Please be patient! 10plus1 will re-appear in its full beauty soonish!

Talk on „Generating and Exchanging Knowledge: Re-thinking Current Practices in Linguistics“

At the end of March, we presented 10 PLUS 1 at the 16. Norddeutsches Linguistisches Kolloquium 2015 in Hanover by giving a talk on „Generating and Exchanging Knowledge: Re-thinking Current Practices in Linguistics“. We received valuable feedback including a lot of praise for the project. Many members of the audience liked the unconventional formats 10 PLUS 1 offers, as well as the possibility to share ideas with others at earlier stages of the research process. Also, some colleagues even mentioned that they would appreciate more than one issue per year which we take as a great compliment. Thank you!

Imagine a Linguistic Journal…


  • presenting innovative research in linguistics not only in established formats such as journal articles and review but also in unconventional, creative and entertaining forms such as brainstorming, …is thinking about…, or infographic.
  • offering exactly 10 plus 1 contributions at a time on a broad range of current topics in linguistics such as Media Linguistics (Issue #1) or Contact Linguistics (Issue #2).
  • inviting feedback on the contributions which appear as open-access files on the this website.
  • offering a creative academic space which explicitly welcomes contributions not only from established but also from junior researchers working on excellent papers.
  • for those who consider linguistic curiosity both part of a profession and a unique way of life.

10plus1 is a peer-reviewed academic eJournal offering a platform for innovative work-in-progress in the broader field of (English, German and Applied) linguistics. Each issue of 10plus1 addresses a particular area of linguistic research. Appearing anually, 10plus1 is meant to display a cross-section of the scholarly community – from professors to post-docs, doctoral students and (under)-graduate students working on excellent papers.

In order to make 10plus1 a unique place for academic exchange on linguistics, we have designed a number of contribution formats, such as articles, reviews, brainstormings, notes, infographics, … Ten contributions of this kind and an opener will make up an issue: 10 + 1.

As part of our journal’s philosophy, we are inviting potential contributors and guest editors to send us their ideas for contribution (formats) or topical foci of future issues in addition to the concept of 10plus1 and contribution formats we have sketched out so far.