LINGUIST List 31.3568

Fri Nov 20 2020

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Calidoscópio (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 20-Nov-2020
From: Ana Cristina Ostermann <>
Subject: Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics / Calidoscópio (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Calidoscópio

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

Subject Language(s): Portuguese

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2021

Call for submissions for the Special Issue:
Conversation Analysis in Brazil and talk-in-interaction in Portuguese
Calidoscópio Journal
ISSN 2177-6202

Guest Editors:
Ana Cristina Ostermann (Unisinos, CNPq, Brazil) & Pedro de Moraes Garcez (UFRGS, CNPq, Brazil)

Call for manuscript submissions:
It has been now almost 20 years since the first studies of social interaction embracing the ethnomethodological approach of Conversation Analysis (CA) were published by Brazilian scholars (e.g. Garcez, 2002; Gago, 2003; Ostermann, 2003) featuring Portuguese as a language of interaction. Whereas the field of Conversation Analysis has been rapidly expanding, publications focusing on social interactions in Brazilian settings or in Portuguese are still comparatively scarce.

This Special Issue of Calidoscópio grows out as a development of the 2017 AILA symposium ''Innovations and challenges in Conversation Analysis'' (Ostermann, 2017), which discussed the most recent developments and challenges in the Conversation Analysis field by bringing together researchers from a variety of countries and research interests in what concerns social interaction, among them, Lorenza Mondada, Marja-Leena Sorjonen, and Johannes Wagner. During that symposium, the Guest Editors of this special issue, Ana Cristina Ostermann and Pedro de Moraes Garcez (also contributors to that panel), presented an overview of the development of CA research in Brazil. Among a number of challenges discussed then was the applied linguistics agenda of CA studies in the Brazilian context, and the double bind Brazilian conversation analysts work in - addressing issues that are relevant to practitioners in the fields of activity where the talk-in-interactional data they study takes place while also creating and cultivating a discursive arena for their work within the discipline.

In an attempt to foster a more encompassing overview of the development of the field that goes beyond the Brazilian context, this Special Issue welcomes submissions of original studies that investigate social interactions from an ethnomethodological conversation analytic perspective (including papers within the scope of Interactional Linguistics) in any interactional setting in Brazil or featuring Portuguese as a language of interaction. Submission of manuscripts - either in Portuguese or English - should follow the Calidoscópio guidelines for authors available at, use the submission template available at:!4741&ithint=file%2cdocx&authkey=!AN_IjQUuAQgCrx8, and be done directly on the journal website by January 31, 2021.

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