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Fri Feb 17 2006

FYI: Text Perspectives in Media and Academic Discourse

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        1.    Alexandre Pastoukhov, Call of Papers: Text Perspectives in Media and Academic Discourse


Message 1: Call of Papers: Text Perspectives in Media and Academic Discourse
Date: 14-Feb-2006
From: Alexandre Pastoukhov <pastalexorel.ru>
Subject: Call of Papers: Text Perspectives in Media and Academic Discourse


Call for Papers

Text Perspectives in Media and Academic Discourse (TPMAD) is soliciting
traditional research and theory-based articles for the upcoming Vol. 3
(2006) issue. The papers from graduate students and scholars from the
humanities and social sciences are welcome.

TPMAD is a scholarly publication that is an intellectual canvas where the
cultural and linguistic spaces and experiences of new media and scientific
discourse are theorized and rigorously explored within global and local
contingencies of the present and past.

In particular, we encourage submission of cross-disciplinary research of
new media and academic texts, users and technologies. Works that
incorporate humanities and social science approaches to scholarship are
welcome.

The media discourse has taken place mainly through the channel of writing,
this definition includes a large number of functions, and the variety of
forms that this means of communication can discover the diversity of its
conditions of production and reception. Relatively little research has been
carried in this area. Text perspectives in media, their social and cultural
aspects are important areas, but research should also consider more
language-related aspects (while also taking into account their social and
cultural contexts). If we want to gain a better understanding of the
pragmatics of natural languages, we need to understand the nature, the
roles and the functions of the various genres and types of media text and
the forms of language and of textuality of each type of text.

The notion of academic discourse has been under debate for a considerable
length of time. Some scholars suggest academic discourse is a genre of its
own while others maintain that it is a domain-based / discipline-bound
phenomenon.

Furthermore, relatively few researchers have been interested in comparing
academic discourse practices and traditions across disciplines and
languages. A further issue largely debated in the European context is the
impact of the linguistic research area and the relevance it bears to the
structuring of argumentation of academic discourse. In this discussion
language policy aspects are also for importance.

The aim of the book is widely to provide a multidisciplinary forum for
discussing theoretical issues and innovative methodological approaches in
order to stimulate the on-going debate in this field.

We invite papers on different linguistic subfields responding to the theme
of the volume. Papers may interpret the theme broadly, including but not
limited to the following areas:

-- Multidisciplinary Approaches to Discourse (typology, structure, forms
for Media and Academic Texts and their purposes).
-- Cross-cultural and Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Media and Academic
Discourse (e.g. the question of (cultural) identity, rhetorical traditions
and argumentation)
-- Genre-related linguistic issues
-- Communication & culture in language usage, typology, and universality
-- Popularisation and Translation of Media and Academic discourse
-- Impact of new technologies on media and academic discourse
-- Applications of the computer-based text-research

The editors encourage the submission of papers on proposed themes as well
as on other topics relevant to the interest of the book.
The language of publication is English, German, French and Russian.

Format:
1. The length of a manuscript should not exceed 12 pages.
2. A 50-word abstract and keywords should be given at the beginning of each
manuscript.
3. Manuscripts should be submitted on A4 paper, with the margins at least 3
cm on all four sides of each sheet. They may be single-spaced.

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: Apr 1, 2006.
Notification of acceptance: Apr 15, 2006

Submissions:
1. Electronic submissions are strongly preferred. Acceptable file formats
are Portable Document Format (.pdf) and MS Word (.doc). Please send your
file in an attachment to: pastalexorel.ru
2. All submission should follow the latest APA style and citation guidelines.
3. For your submissions, please send your paper, accompanied by a cover
letter which includes the author's name, affiliation, address and
e-mail-address of the author(s), home or office phone numbers and title for
the proposed paper to:

Dr. Alexandre Pastoukhov, Editor
Department of Foreign Languages
State Institute of Arts and Cultures
ul. Leskova, 15
302020 Orel
Russian Federation
e-mail: pastalexorel.ru

Students, faculties, and scholars interested in participating in the
administration, editing, and creative endeavors of the issue, please email
the editor at pastalexorel.ru

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics



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