The Journal of Critical Multilingualism Studies (CMS) is a peer-reviewed, transdisciplinary journal of scholarship on multilingualism, monolingualism, and their related social, cultural, historical, and literary/medial phenomena. CMS is published as an open-access journal out of the University of Arizona, founded by co-editors David Gramling and Chantelle Warner, and now under the aegis of co-editors Janice McGregor and Emma Trentman.
Over the past few decades, scholars and teachers working in a patchwork of implicitly related fields have been coming to new conceptual terms with multilingualism. Social networking, hypertextuality, postnational approaches to civic policy, immigration and national security discourses in North America, the industrialization of multilingualism through data-mining and translation technologies - all of these have pushed multilingualism itself to evolve before our very eyes. As such, we are beginning to see that the nature of multilingualism is unmoored conceptually and at-large socially, while our apprehension of it is increasingly constrained by mono-disciplinary frameworks of knowledge and method.
CMS invites scholarly contributions from various fields that take stock of collective paradigmatic and discursive developments vis-à-vis multilingualism in recent years. Fields from applied linguistics to Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, from film studies to history, from computational linguistics to political geography, from medical translation to security studies, from religious studies to anthropology have all been posing new and nuanced questions about multilingualism. CMS seeks to offer those fields an opportunity to dialogue with one another across and among various disciplinary conventions and vocabularies, while bearing in mind a diverse scholarly audience.