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Journal of Politeness Research: Language, Behaviour, Culture

Call Deadline: 01-Aug-2014

Call Information:
Call for Papers: 10th Year Anniversary Issue of the Journal of Politeness Research

The Journal of Politeness Research will be publishing a special anniversary issue to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the journal.

From its conception to its growth over the past ten years, the Journal of Politeness Research has aimed to bring together a multidisciplinary synergy of approaches on politeness as a complex linguistic and non-linguistic phenomenon. In bringing together different research strands that focus on politeness, and by publishing on lesser-studied cultures and languages in relation to politeness, the journal has played a pivotal role in establishing politeness research worldwide, and has served as a catalyst for innovation. For this special issue, the editors invite papers that reflect the diversity and recent developments in the field of politeness research.

The editorial team has consciously chosen not to restrict the subject areas for the special anniversary issue, but seeks to include work with a wide array of approaches to politeness that reflect the diversity and recent developments in the field of Politeness research.

***Submission deadline for abstracts: 01 August 2014***

Topics may include but are not limited to:
- Trends of what has happened in the past ten years in the field of politeness research, and what we would like to happen in the future.
- Reflections on broadening the field versus constraining the field
- Consideration of definitions of im/politeness, and the benefits and disadvantages of using this terms for our research
- Theoretical and methodological considerations in inter-cultural and a cross-cultural examination of im/politeness
- Politeness research on underrepresented languages and cultures
- Historical im/politeness
- Face and identity work in relation to im/politeness
- Ethnography and im/politeness
- Second Language Learning and im/politeness
- Convention, ritual and im/politeness
- Computer-mediated communication and im/politeness

Editor-in-Chief Dr Karen Grainger, Sheffield Hallam University
Associate Editor Isabelle van der Bom, Sheffield Hallam University & University of Sheffield

Submission procedure:
If you wish to contribute to this special issue, please submit an abstract of 500 words including a title and key references, as well as your name and affiliation to the Journal of Politeness Research (

Journal of Politeness Research:
***Submission deadline for abstracts: 01 August 2014***