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Date: Mon, 6 Mar 95 22:45:32 CSTspecial journal issue on Computer-Mediated Discourse Analysis
From: Susan Herring <susanutafll.uta.edu>
Subject: special journal issue on Computer-Mediated Discourse Analysis

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 CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS

 ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION/
 LA REVUE ELECTRONIQUE DE COMMUNICATION

 Special Issue on

 "Computer-Mediated Discourse Analysis"

 Guest Editor: Susan Herring

One of the most exciting recent developments in discourse analysis is
the availability of data from computer-mediated interactions, such as
those that take place on the Internet, Usenet, and in synchronous modes
such as Chat and MUDs/MOOs. Computer-mediated interaction raises
intriguing issues of how the communicative medium shapes language use,
as well as providing large quantities of authentic, pre-transcribed data
which can be used to shed light on existing problems of linguistic
analysis.

This special issue will be the first publication devoted exclusively
to the linguistic analysis of computer-mediated discourse. While any
application of linguistic methodology to computer-mediated data is
welcome, manuscripts are especially encouraged that report on pragmatic,
sociolinguistic/interactional, or textual analyses, or focus on issues
of methodology or genre.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

 - use of orthographic conventions, including emoticons, in computer-
 mediated language

 - analysis of turn-taking, topic nomination and development,
 reference and cohesion, discourse markers, speech acts, politeness
 etc. in computer-mediated discussions

 - linguistic characterization of CMC genres and text types

 - lexico-grammatical analysis of CMC corpora

 - the negotiation of meaning in computer-mediated interaction

 - the use and representation of languages other than English; code
 switching and language contact on computer networks

 - gender differences in computer-mediated interaction

 - the effects of CMC on 2nd language acquisition

 - psycholinguistic processing of computer-mediated messages

 etc.

About the Journal:

The EJC/REC is an electronic journal that adheres to rigorous standards
of peer review. Only original work that has not been published previously
will be considered for publication. Authors wishing to submit manuscripts
for consideration should prepare them in electronic format according to
the EJC/REC Author Guide, which is available on the World Wide Web at

http://trill.berkeley.edu/guide-to-the-lab/Resouces/People/CMC.html

or by request from susanutafll.uta.edu. Manuscript length should
ideally be between 5000 and 7500 words, although shorter and longer
manuscripts may also be considered.

Deadline:

The deadline for receipt of manuscripts is May 25, 1995.

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E-mail questions and requests for Author Guide to:

 susanutafll.uta.edu

or send by regular mail or fax to:

 Susan Herring
 Editor
 Special EJC/REC Issue on Computer-Mediated Discourse Analysis
 Program in Linguistics
 University of Texas
 Arlington, TX 76019 USA

 fax: 817 273-2731

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