LINGUIST List 21.3427

Thu Aug 26 2010

FYI: Call for Contributions for HIV/AIDS Discourse Book

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        1.    Akinola Odebunmi, Call for Contributions for HIV/AIDS Discourse Book

Message 1: Call for Contributions for HIV/AIDS Discourse Book
Date: 24-Aug-2010
From: Akinola Odebunmi <>
Subject: Call for Contributions for HIV/AIDS Discourse Book
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Call for Book Contributions:Face and Identity Construction in HIV/AIDS Discourse

This book, tentatively entitled 'Face and Identity Construction in HIV/AIDSDiscourse', is the second volume of the project Languages, Literatures andCultures: A Compendium. It invites papers that address how language and itsuse situate the condition of HIV/AIDS and the personalities of peopleliving with HIV/AIDS in the social scheme. Also central to its scope ishow the people themselves achieve their face wants and set up theirpersonalities in society. In other words, the book is interested inexploring how face and identity are negotiated in HIV/AIDS discourse. Thisexploration becomes urgent in the current dispensation where comparativelyeffective medical interventions have alleviated considerably thepathological status of HIV/AIDS sufferers and naturally called for asocial-linguistic re-assessment of the condition. Contributions are welcomefrom scholars working on communication and interaction with respect topeople living with HIV/AIDS in the following or related areas:

1. History and sociology of HIV/AIDS2. The politics of HIV/AIDS3. The media and the face of HIV/AIDS4. HIV/AIDS in literary expression5. HIV/AIDS as a scourge6. HIV/AIDS as a burden7. HIV/AIDS and existentialism8. HIV/AIDS and heterosexuality9. HIV/AIDS and sexual minorities10. HIV/AIDS and commercial sex11. HIV/AIDS and family life12. HIV/AIDS and proverbs13. HIV/AIDS and medical communication14. HIV/AIDS and political life15. HIV/AIDS and education16. HIV/AIDS and communal life17. HIV/AIDS and traditional medicine

Every submission, which must tap into language and communication relatingto HIV/AIDS, which must be written in English, and which must betheory-driven, should be between 6000 and 10000 words long and follow theAPA reference style. Proposals for submissions should reach the editorsbetween October 15 and November 15, 2010. Acceptance of proposals will becommunicated to authors by December 1. Full papers are expected to besubmitted by March 30, 2011. These should be sent electronically to AkinOdebunmi (

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

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