This special issue of AMERICANA presents a selection of linguistics papers on language contact of American relevance as well as three book reviews of a wider, sociolinguistic focus. Four of the five research papers included in this issue deal with immigrant varieties of European (specifically, Finno-Ugric) languages spoken in North America: American Finnish, Canadian Estonian, and American Hungarian. The fifth paper discusses methodological issues of language attitude research in a situation of language contact, i.e. the attitudes of English major Hungarian students towards American English. The issue is guest edited by Anna Fenyvesi.