The Journal of World Languages is a new journal jointly organized by Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, The University of Science and Technology, Beijing and The Halliday Centre for Intelligent Applications of Language Studies, City University of Hong Kong; and is published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis from 2014.

Aims & scope

The Journal of World Languages explores the linguistic, communicative and socio-cultural implications of the global spread of major languages and the impact this is having on the world's linguistic mapping. Recognizing that the phenomenon of becoming a world language encompasses a growing number of languages with significant implications for the development of these languages, the Journal of World Languages encourages a comparative approach to the study of the roles of education, the media, the economy, etc. in contributing to the growth of a world language. It is a cross-disciplinary journal whose coverage of the effects of globalization on languages extends coverage to all world languages.



Professor He Wei,University of Science and Technology, Beijing (China)
Professor Huang Guowen,Sun Yat-sen University (China)
Professor Jonathan Webster, City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Dr. Angel Garralda Ortega, City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Associate Editors

Dr. Adolfo M. García, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC) and
    Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) (Argentina)
Dr. Alice Caffarel-Cayron, University of Sydney (Australia)
Dr. Suzanne K. Hilgendorf, Simon Fraser University (Canada)
Dr. Khawlah Ahmed, American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
Dr. Lise Fontaine, Cardiff University (UK)

Editorial Board Members

Professor M.A.K. Halliday, University of Sydney (Australia)
Professor Ruqaiya Hasan, Macquarie University (Australia)
Professor Chang Chenguang, Sun Yat-sen University (China)
Professor Zhang Jingyuan, University of Science and Technology, Beijing (China)
Professor Mohamed Benrabah, Stendhal-Grenoble III University (France)
Professor Erich Steiner, Saarland University (Germany)
Professor Kingsley Bolton, City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Professor Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)
Professor Masa-aki Tatsuki, Doshisha University (Japan)
Professor Seok-Hoon You, Korea University (Korea)
Professor Zoya Proshina, M. Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)
Professor Kang Kwong Luke, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
Professor Edwin Thumboo, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Professor Francisco Moreno-Fernández, University of Alcala (Spain)
Professor Ronald Carter, Nottingham University (UK)
Professor Sue Wright, University of Portsmouth (UK)
Professor María Cecilia Colombi, University of California, Davis (USA)
Professor Braj B Kachru, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA)
Professor Lewis Lancaster, UC Berkeley (USA)
Professor Hongyin Tao, University of California, Los Angeles (USA)
Professor Peter Lowenberg, San José State University (USA)
Dr. David Butt, Macquarie University (Australia)
Dr. Ahmar Mahboob, University of Sydney (Australia)
Dr. R. Kirk Belnap, Brigham Young University (USA)