LINGUIST List 10.407

Tue Mar 16 1999

Calls: Asia-Pacific Langs, Discourse/Youth Identities

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  1. WATTERS Paul Andrew, Asia-Pacific Language Research
  2. Jannis K. Androutsopoulos, Discourse constructions of youth identities

Message 1: Asia-Pacific Language Research

Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 19:54:15 +1100 (EST)
From: WATTERS Paul Andrew <>
Subject: Asia-Pacific Language Research

 ISSN 1441-8533

Editorial Board
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Maya Khemlani David, University of Malaya, MALAYSIA
Howard Giles, University of California, USA
Ee Li Hong, Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE
France Mugler, University of the South Pacific, FIJI
Otto Nekitel, University of Papua New Guinea, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Joseph Te Rito, Faculty of Maori Studies, EIT Hawke's Bay, NEW ZEALAND
Paul A. Watters, Macquarie University, AUSTRALIA

Call For Papers
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Asia-Pacific Language Research (ISSN 1441-8533) 
is a new multi-disciplinary journal dedicated to 
the advancement and promotion of Asian and Pacific 
languages and cultures through scholarly research. 
Original research papers and literature reviews will 
be published with book reviews of contemporary volumes 
of interest.

Possible topic areas for publication include: 

* Historical Linguistics
* Contemporary Language Use
* Communication Studies
* Psycholinguistics
* Sociolinguistics
* Computational Linguistics (including Machine Translation)

The Editorial Board of Asia-Pacific Language Research
is soliciting contributions for Volume 2. Manuscripts
can be sent to any of the Editorial Board, whose 
addresses appear in our electronic resource centre at:

We look forward to receiving your manuscript.
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Message 2: Discourse constructions of youth identities

Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999 16:05:26 +0100
From: Jannis K. Androutsopoulos <>
Subject: Discourse constructions of youth identities

This is a call for a limited number of high-quality contributions to
be included in a book volume we are editing entitled "Discourse
constructions of youth identities". The aim of the collection is to
bring together variationist, interactionally sociolinguistic,
conversation- and discourse-analytic studies of youth identities in
diverse contexts of communication, ranging from face-to-face to
(computer)-mediated communication. Whereas a growing number of
scholarly publications have recently explored youth identities within
cultural studies and from a variety of other perspectives, as yet no
collection has focused on the linguistic aspects of youth identity
constructions, thus reflecting the diversity and richness of
traditions of linguistic research on social identities. Our intention
is to foreground language and youth identity problematics vis--vis
current linguistic research on identity constructions.

Contributions are expected to provide a clear outline of their
theoretical and analytical framework as well as to report empirical,
data-driven research. Possible contexts of youth interaction to be
explored include situations of language contact, peer-group, and
intergenerational interaction. Possible areas of focus cover any
social aspects of language use and devices for constructing and
negotiating youth identity or for making it relevant or salient within
a given interaction. We would especially encourage submissions based
on data from languages other than English.

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 Jannis K. Androutsopoulos is currently a post-doctoral fellow
of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and is working on mediated
communication in youth culture. He is the author of Deutsche
Jugendsprache: Untersuchungen zu ihren Strukturen und Funktionen.
VarioLingua Series 6 (1998, Frankfurt a.M: Peter Lang) and the
co-editor (with Arno Scholz) of the collection Jugendsprache - langue
des jeunes- youth language. Linguistische und soziolinguistische
Perspektiven. VarioLingua Series 7 (1998, Frankfurt). His current
research interests include sociolinguistic and discourse aspects of
youth media and youth literacy.

 Alexandra Georgakopoulou is a Lecturer in Modern Greek
Language & Linguistics, King's College London. She is the author of
Narrative Performances: A Study of Modern Greek Storytelling.
Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 46 (1997, Amsterdam/Philadelphia) and
the co-author (with D. Goutsos) of Discourse Analysis: An Introduction
(1997, Edinburgh) and Text and Communication (in Greek; 1999,
Athens). She has published widely in the area of spoken and mediated
communication, with a special emphasis on narrative in Greek. Her
articles have appeared in, among others, Text, Anthropological
Linguistics, Journal of Narrative & Life History, Journal of
Pragmatics, Linguistics, Narrative Inquiry, etc.

Please forward an indication of interest and a one-page abstract of
the proposed contribution by April 15, 1999 to:

Dr Alexandra Georgakopoulou,
Dept. of Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies,
King's College London, Strand, 
London, WC2R 2LS, UK.
Tel: +44- 171-873-2629 
Fax: +44 - 171- 873-2830
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