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LINGUIST List 18.2933

Mon Oct 08 2007

Calls: Discourse Analysis/Socioling/MP: A Feminist Online Journal (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Fatemeh Abdollahi <fatemehlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    April Gentry, MP: A Feminist Online Journal

Message 1: MP: A Feminist Online Journal
Date: 08-Oct-2007
From: April Gentry <gentryasavstate.edu>
Subject: MP: A Feminist Online Journal
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Full Title: MP: A Feminist Online Journal

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 04-Nov-2007

Call for papers for a special issue of MP: A Feminist Online Journal


Back Talk: The Language of Defiance, Denial, Distortion, and Development
Scheduled Publication Date: January 15, 2007

Imus's use of the power of the language to reduce successful young
women to objects of racial epithet got him fired. In a South Philadelphia
neighborhood, a cheesesteak restaurant owner becomes the subject of a
national debate about whether the language of immigrants is valid and
whether it should retain power in the United States, even the simple power
to order a sandwich. Meanwhile, America as a whole asks the question
on the world stage of whether the power of words is permitted to 'enemy
combatants', and even to Congress as they attempt to end the war in Iraq.
President Bush uses the power of words in the form of signing statements,
accompanying each veto of congressional legislation that he sends out.
Internationally, the people of war-torn lands such as Darfur struggle to
find a voice to ask for aid and the women of many countries cry out for
protection against institutionalized rape. Speaking out has been an
important concept in feminism from the beginning. Who owns language?
Who can use its power? And how is that power used in a modern,
technological, global world? How can it be harnessed for good? In this
issue of MP Journal, we seek papers that explore language and its
power and how that relates to national and international issues.


We accept submissions from all types of writers. In order to be
considered, all submissions should:

* be scholarly/academic in nature;
* use MLA format;
* be sent as an attachment (*.doc, *.txt, *.rtf -- no *.pdf, please!);
* include a CV or writing resume and a 50 word bio;
* abide by the copyright and image use information listed on our

Send submission to: lynda_hinkleyahoo.com by November 4, 2007.

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