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FYI: Call: Continuum Critical Introductions to Ling

Author: Andreas Musolff

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: Submissions of book proposals are invited for the ''Continuum Critical
Introductions to Linguistics'' series, which is committed to providing
original introductions to core areas in linguistics that give accessible
overviews from a critical perspective. They present key issues and
methods of the given area and demonstrate their application to
empirical language data, as well as highlighting underlying theoretical
assumptions and new research perspectives, and reflecting them
critically, in the tradition of Roger Fowler’s Critical Linguistics approach.
The series is targeted at academics and advanced undergraduate
students and postgraduate students in applied linguistics.

Particular emphasis is put on analyzing examples from language use in
the real world, as well as from a wide variety of languages, with a view
to comparative cross- and inter-cultural observations. Theoretical and
methodological disputes in the relevant research fields are considered
primarily in relation to their contribution to solving descriptive and
explanative issues arising from the data, rather than being assessed
on theory-internal grounds. On the other hand, the contributions to the
series strive to relate the respective research traditions to general
questions about the epistemological status and the socio-cultural
function of linguistics.

Areas covered include not only systemic linguistic domains of
phonology, syntax and semantics but also more applied and open-
ended fields such as discourse types, cross-cultural pragmatics
dimensions and translation concerns. In particular, we are inviting book
proposals in the following areas:

Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Corpus Linguistics
Conversation Analysis
Discourse Analysis
Forensic Linguistics
History of Linguistics
Intercultural Pragmatics
Language and Education
Language and Gender
Language of Advertising
Media Discourse
Multimodal Discourse Analysis
Politeness Studies
Relevance Theory

Existing titles:

Boase-Beier, Jean (2011) A Critical Introduction to Translation Studies.
Lodge, Ken (2009). A Critical Introduction to Phonetics.
Miller, Jim (2011). A Critical Introduction to Syntax.
Silverman, Daniel (2006). Critical Introduction to Phonology: Of Sound,
Mind, and Body.

For enquiries and proposals please contact the new series editors,
Andreas Musolff and Gabrina Pounds (,

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