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Calls: Discourse Analysis, General Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Cognitive Science / Travaux interdiscplinaires sur la parole et le langage (Jrnl)

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Date: 02-Apr-2019
From: Joelle Lavaud <>
Subject: Discourse Analysis, General Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Cognitive Science / Travaux interdiscplinaires sur la parole et le langage (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Travaux interdiscplinaires sur la parole et le langage

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2019

Call for Papers:
How the body contributes to discourse and meaning

Coordination: Brahim AZAOUI (Montpellier University, LIRDEF) & Marion TELLIER (Aix-Marseille University, LPL)

Research on the body, taken in a broad sense (gaze, manual gestures, proxemics, etc.), has recently experienced a renewed interest in various fields in human sciences. Since the praxeological shift in linguistics in the 1950s with the theories of speech acts in particular, interactional linguistics (Mondada, 2004, 2007; Kerbrat-Orecchioni, 2004) has given it a certain place in its work. Similarly, didactics has gradually recognized its importance in the teaching and learning process (Sime, 2001, 2006; Tellier, 2014 & 2016) thanks in particular to the numerous studies carried out in social semiotics (Jewitt, 2008; Kress et al, 2001), in education sciences (Pujade-Renaud, 1983), psychology and cognitive sciences (Stam, 2013) or linguistics (Aden, 2017, Colletta, 2004; Tellier 2008, 2014; Azaoui, 2015, 2019; Gullberg, 2010).

However, if this field of study is gaining in interest, as shown by the number of articles, books and PhD dissertations dedicated to it, it must be noted that few French journals have devoted an issue to it.

This issue of TIPA journal seeks to contribute to the understanding and dissemination of this theme by collecting various contributions to answer the following question: how does the body of speakers co-constructs discourse and meaning in didactic speech? The term ''didactic speech'' will refer to any situation where the discourse of the interlocutors aims to make somebody know/learn. This conception is inspired by Moirand's work on the notion of didacticity (1993), which makes it possible to distinguish discourses whose primary intention is didactic, such as those produced in school situations, from those which are not didactic but have a didactic intent. Therefore, these speeches can take place in contexts other than the classroom, whether in face-to-face or distant interactions (e. g. videoconferencing) or in asymmetric interactions in which an expert must adapt his or her speech to explain to or convince a non-expert (doctor/patient, parent/child, professional/client, political speech...).
The various articles proposed will pertain to a theoretical framework that considers speech and the body as being in constant interaction, the study and understanding of one makes the functioning of the other explicit, or as part of the same cognitive process (McNeill, 2005; Kendon, 2004). The authors will indicate which of the following three areas their contribution will focus on:
- Epistemology
- Analysis of practices
- Training in/through bodily activity

April 1, 2019: first call for papers
June 3, 2019: second call for papers
August 31, 2019: submission of the paper (version 1)
November 15, 2019: Notification to authors: acceptance, proposal for amendments (of version 1) or refusal
January 15, 2020: submission of the amended version (version 2)
March 15, 2020: Committee feedback (regarding the final version)
April 15, 2020: publication

Instructions for authors:
Please send 3 files in electronic form to:,,
- a .doc file containing, in addition to the body of the article, the title, name and affiliation of the author(s)
- two anonymous files, one in .doc format and the other in .pdf format

For more details, please visit the ''instructions to authors'' page at

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