Slavonic and East European Gender and Queer Linguistics

Editors' Preface ...

The idea of creating the series Slavonic and East European Gender and Queer Linguistics first arose at the conference “Language as a Constitutive Element of a Gendered Society – Tendencies, Perspectives, and Possibilities in Slavonic Lan-guages” [Sprache als konstituierendes Element einer gegenderten Gesellschaft – Entwicklungen, Perspektiven und Möglichkeiten in den slawischen Sprachen] which was held at the University of Innsbruck in October 2014. After having refined the concept for two years, the series was finally initiated in 2016. Apart from its raison d’être as the medium of publication for the international research group of Slavonic Gender and Queer Linguistics, which was also founded in 2016, it is an important medium of publication in the field of Slavonic and East European gender and queer linguistic research in general. The series offers a platform not only to distinguished scholars but also to junior researchers desiring to publish their innovative and excellent work. In doing so, it will open up new research fields, spread new research questions, and pro-mote new ideas in and for research. Not least, this is the first series ever to be dedi-cated exclusively to Slavonic and East European gender and queer linguistic research.The main objective of this series is to strengthen gender and queer research in Slavonic and East European linguistics and thereby to firmly establish it in the international arena and to further its integration into networks of scholars. Because of this, we have decided that this series will not be restricted to unpublished work. We also welcome works which have already been published in parts. Reprints of works that are relevant to the study of gender and queer linguistics will also be considered for publication.All volumes published in this series are peer reviewed. Their primary focus is on linguistic questions, which explicitly includes works based on an interdisciplinary approach combining linguistics, cultural studies, and other academic fields.

Dennis Scheller-Boltz
Alla Arkhangelska
Ursula Doleschal
Alla Viktorovna Kirilina