LINGUIST List 25.2363

Sat May 31 2014

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Text/Corpus Linguistics/ Fachsprache (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 30-May-2014
From: Stanislaw Gozdz-Roszkowski <>
Subject: Discourse Analysis, Text/Corpus Linguistics/ Fachsprache (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Fachsprache

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Jun-2014

Special Issue of Fachsprache on Legal Phraseology and Specialised Meanings in Multilingual Settings

Guest editors:
Stanisław Goźdź-Roszkowski (University of Łódź)
Gianluca Pontrandolfo (University of Trieste)

The editors invite submissions that present innovative studies addressing empirical/data-driven investigations on phraseological patterns in legal discourse/institutional settings, especially from a contrastive, cross-linguistic and/or corpus perspective. Special emphasis should be placed on the role of phraseological items and patterns in expressing and encoding specialised meanings, including social, interactive and cognitive aspects linked to knowledge maintenance structure and transfer, generic integrity and variation.

Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

1. How phraseological patterns reflect conceptual knowledge frames, scripts and mental models in which legal terms are embedded;
2. How phraseology is used to express evaluation, evidentiality and stance;
3. How phraseological patterns can be used to examine variation in legal genres;
4. How phraseology can contribute to maintaining generic integrity;
5. The relationship between terminology and phraseology in legal discourse;
6. Data-driven studies on traditional phraseological patterns (e.g. lexical collocations, lexical bundles, routine formulae, doublets and triplets, etc.);
7. Phraseology and legal translation;
8. Translation-oriented studies of phraseological patterns;
9. Translated vs. non-translated legal phraseology;

Submission of abstracts to

Abstracts of up to 700 words (exclusive of references) should clearly state research questions, approach, method, data and (expected) results.
20 June 2014 Submission of Abstracts
15 July 2014 Notification of acceptance
1 January 2015 A journal-ready paper for review to be submitted by email
Mid-November 2015 publication

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