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FYI: Call for Chapter Proposals: Digital Business Discourse


Author: Erika Darics

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics

FYI Body: I invite submissions for a volume entitled Digital Business Discourse, to be published by Palgrave in the series Palgrave Studies in Professional and Organizational Discourse.

The main aim of the volume is to bring together research on computer-mediated or digital business discourse, specifically studies that include language or discourse-focussed analysis of naturally occurring digital business interactions. The manuscripts sought are 7,000-9,000 words long, containing original, previously unpublished research.

The submission deadline for Chapter Proposals is 26 May 2013.

For further details, please download the Call for Chapter Proposals from the following website: http://erika.darics.co/currentprojects.php

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