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LINGUIST List 22.2375

Tue Jun 07 2011

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics/ LanguageInternet (Jrnl)

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        1.     Irit Kupferberg , LanguageInternet

Message 1: LanguageInternet
Date: 06-Jun-2011
From: Irit Kupferberg <kupirmacam.ac.il>
Subject: LanguageInternet
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Full Title: LanguageInternet

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 23-Jan-2012


Special Issue on Computer-Mediated (CM) Troubles Talk

Call for Papers

Guest Editors:
Irit Kupferberg
Izhak Gilat
Levinsky College, Israel

Important Dates
Abstracts due: August 1, 2011
Manuscript submissions due: January 23, 2012
Decisions sent: April 30, 2012
Final manuscript submission deadline: August 28, 2012
Anticipated publication date: February, 2013

Issue Focus
This special issue aims to present the state-of-the-art in CM troubled
talk. CM troubled talk (also known as 'troubles talk') involves problem
presentation and negotiation of ways of coping and possible solutions.
Participants are help seekers addressing professional help givers (e.g.,
psychologists, doctors and lawyers), para professional volunteers, and
non-professional lay participants communicating via synchronous and
asynchronous channels of communication (e.g., email, forums, chat, blogs,

We seek original discourse-oriented studies exploring dyadic and group
troubled talk that occurs online. Papers may be written from data- or
theory-oriented perspectives (including conversation analysis, critical
discourse analysis, discursive psychology, etc.) and may use qualitative,
quantitative, or mixed methods approaches.

We welcome articles that attempt to provide answers to the following and
related questions:

- How do troubled and often extremely agitated participants in CM troubled
talk deal with the demanding tasks of problem presentation and negotiation
of candidate solutions? Are there particular language resources used by
troubled participants? What is the role of narrative and metaphor? How do
people whose voices are 'broken' because of an illness (Hyden & Brockmeier,
2008) manage to get along in CM troubled conversation?
- What are the characteristics of troubled group interactions?
- What are the characteristics of synchronous (e.g., chat) versus
asynchronous (e.g., forum and email) troubled interactions?
- How do professionals interact with troubled help seekers? Which language
resources do they use? What are the characteristics of troubled talk when
professionals do not participate, or are partially present?
- How do participants overcome interactional turning-points that undermine,
question or challenge their accountability as help-seekers or help-givers
(Kupferberg & Green, 2008) in CM troubled talk?

Guidelines for Submission
Potential authors should submit a preliminary proposal of 500 to 750 words
to both guest editors (kupirmacam.ac.il, gilatinetvision.net.il) by
August 1, 2011.

Proposals should include the aim(s) of the study, research question(s), the
theoretical and methodological frameworks (including description of the
data collected and methods of analysis), findings and implications. Those
interested in submitting a proposal are also encouraged to contact the
guest editors with their questions and ideas.

Authors whose proposals are accepted for inclusion will be invited to
submit a full paper of roughly 7000 words. Authors are requested to consult
the journal Author Style Guide. Non-native authors should have their
manuscripts edited by professional language editors. The anticipated
publication date for the issue is February 2013.

Final submissions should be emailed to both guest editors: Irit Kupferberg
and Izhak Gilat at kupirmacam.ac.il and gilatinetvision.net.il .

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