The ESSE Messenger invites contributors to submit professional articles and book reviews for its Summer and Winter issues.

The deadlines for submissions are

  • 1 May for the Summer issue, and
  • 1 October for the Winter issue.

All contributions sent to the ESSE Messenger should observe the Editorial Code and the Stylesheet.

CFP for the Summer 2017 Issue of the Messenger

The topic for professional articles is Towards Common European English?

In recent decades a surge of studies have focused on English as it appears around the globe, giving rise to a plethora of new terms to describe various “types” of English (Global English, English as an International Language, New Englishes, …). The greatest effort has, however, gone into the description of English as it appears in what Kachru (1985) calls the Outer Circle, i.e. countries where English has an official status without being the mother tongue of the inhabitants. The question that this issue of the Messenger wishes to address is whether similar descriptions are possible for English in Europe. Is there, in other words, something like Euro-English? Does English have or need a special status in the countries of Europe?