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Tue Mar 26 2019

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, General Linguistics, Pragmatics / Bulletin suisse de linguistique appliquée (Jrnl)

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Date: 21-Mar-2019
From: Biagio Ursi <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, General Linguistics, Pragmatics / Bulletin suisse de linguistique appliquée (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Bulletin suisse de linguistique appliquée

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Pragmatics

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 15-May-2019

Call for Papers:

Since the beginning of the years 2000, the domain of interactional studies has been characterized by ''a real burst of works on multimodality'' (Traverso 2012: 8, our translation) - or, in Nevile's terms (2015), an embodied turn. However, in Romance languages' studies, the multimodal approach still seems to be relegated to a marginal place today, despite remarkable exceptions (De Stefani 2011, Traverso 2012, Mondada 2014, inter alia).

This issue aims to reduce this gap by collecting original multimodal studies of interactions in Romance languages (L1 or L2, monolingual or plurilingual), in various contexts: ordinary conversations, interactions in commercial settings, health care, administration, classroom interactions, vocational training, screen-based interactions and so on.

The purpose of this special issue is to present current works and unexplored aspects on interactions in Romance languages, to highlight common elements and viable research paths in this domain. Young researchers working on these issues are strongly encouraged to submit a contribution, proposals for studies on languages and varieties that are still under-represented in the literature (e.g. Catalan, Portuguese, Romanian, dialects of Italy) are very welcome.

Submission format:
This special issue will host selected research papers based on naturally occurring data in Romance languages (French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, as well as regional languages) and plurilingual contexts (including at least one Romance language or variety).

Interested contributors are requested to e-mail a short abstract submission of about 300 words in English, French or Italian to the guest editors ( and

Proposals are due by May 15th 2019.

Authors of selected contributions will be invited to submit a full paper of less than 45000 characters (spaces, footnotes and bibliography included). Papers can be written in French, Italian or English. All submitted papers will undergo a double-blind peer review process.

Additional information can be found on the VALS-ASLA web page:

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