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LINGUIST List 23.1569

Wed Mar 28 2012

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics/ Critical Discourse Studies (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Brent Miller <brentlinguistlist.org>

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Date: 28-Mar-2012
From: David Machin <portvale100gmail.com>
Subject: Critical Discourse Studies
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Full Title: Critical Discourse Studies

Call Deadline: 01-Jul-2012

Critical Discourse Studies

Special Issue on Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis

David Machin (Cardiff University), Guest Editor

Over the past decade there has been a surge in interest in multimodality with
its associated innovative approaches to analyzing communication. This
interest has come from across a range of disciplines, in educational studies,
business studies, media and cultural studies, etc, and especially from within
linguistics. Much of this work has reflected the research interests and
procedures of those fields. However, considering that the work of some of the
pioneers in multimodality is in the first place critical it is of note that the
majority of work labelling itself multimodal is not. Much of it is highly
descriptive of visual communication and often having as its primary aim to
show how it is much like language and can be best analyzed using linguistic

The proposed special edition would invite authors to analyze the multimodal
realisation of discourses from a critical point of view. Authors would be
invited to consider the way that images, drawings, sounds, architecture,
sculpture, gesture, artifacts, fashion, textures, etc, can be exploited in the
interests of institutions and ideologies. Just as language based critical
analysis seeks to reveal not just what texts communicate ideologically but
how they accomplish this in a way not necessarily immediately obvious to
the casual reader so authors would be asked to show how multimodal
discourse analysis can do the same as regards other forms of

Papers will include systematic analysis of relevant examples. A
consideration of the way that different semiotic modes combine is
encouraged as are papers which place discourses in historical context.

Themes could include but are not restricted to:

Political use of images
School books
Video games
Public Space


Submission of abstract: July 1, 2012
Submission of manuscript: December 1, 2012


Inquiries specifically about the theme of this special issue can be directed to
the guest editor:
portvale100 [at sign] gmail [dot] com

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