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Sat Nov 12 2011

Calls: Text/Corpus Ling/ International Journal of English Studies (Jrnl)

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Message 1: International Journal of English Studies
Date: 10-Nov-2011
From: Ángela Almela <angelalmum.es>
Subject: International Journal of English Studies
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Full Title: International Journal of English Studies


Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2012

IJES 12.2 (2012): A New Approach to Literature: Corpus Linguistics

Computer-aided research based on the large amount of linguistic corpora
available, ensures the reliability of the findings, revealing patterns of usage of
which linguists had only a vague notion or even no knowledge at all. It seems
that this approach can appeal to all linguists who would like to see the
findings of linguistic science grounded in real language and not in
theoretically-based constructs. Not only linguists, but also any philologist
working with literary texts can benefit from corpus linguistics, which can
cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from the quantitative relationship
between lexis, morphology and syntax to the issues of morality, feminism or
sexism in language.

The tools developed within the framework of corpus linguistics provide a
convenient construct for studying, among other subjects, how a writer uses
certain words and phrases, whether there are specific patterns in his/her use
of language, and what issues these patterns may identify. This kind of
research can make a substantial contribution in bringing together corpus data,
linguistic analysis and stylistic interpretation. This work may address a wide
range of fundamental questions concerning the nature of linguistic and literary
originality and creativity, and how corpus data can be used (or misused) in
assessing a particular author or text in this regard.

The objective of this issue of IJES is to propagate this new approach to
literature by presenting papers from a broad variety of research
methodologies, including interdisciplinary research. This monograph intends
to offer a new computational outlook for broadening the scope of literary
analysis. In this way, we welcome papers which examine any kind of literary
text from a corpus perspective. Due to the active interest you have taken in
corpus linguistics throughout your academic career, we would really
appreciate your contribution for this forthcoming issue of our journal.

Published twice a year, IJES attracts contributions from both nationally and
internationally acclaimed scholars and is indexed, among others, in DICE,
ISOC, MLA, IBZ, LLBA and Academic Search Complete.

Suggested Topics:

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

- Quantitative aspects of literary genres
- Resources and techniques for the study of literature using corpora
- The interface of corpus linguistics and stylistics
- The interface of forensic linguistics and stylometry
- Corpus annotation as a means of performing a thorough analysis of
linguistic features in literary texts
- The role of computational stylistics in the teaching of literature
- Creativity in language, as analysed by means of corpus evidence
- Stylometric study of the idiolects of literary characters
- Theoretical and practical problems with the use of corpora in literary study
- Computer stylometry in practice

Submission Procedure:

At this stage, it would be useful if you could send us an expression of
interest (angelalmum.es).

Please submit full papers (7,000-8,000 words) in English and a short author's
statement by January 31, 2012, with notification and reviews by February 29.
Final manuscripts will be due by April 1, 2012. Guidelines for authors can be
found on the IJES website (http://www.um.es/ijes/index.php).

Proposals must be submitted to the editors: angelalmum.es and
kirinaum.es

More information about the Journal: www.um.es/ijes

Dr. Irina Keshabyan and Ángela Almela, MA
English Department
University of Murcia



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