LINGUIST List 32.2079

Wed Jun 16 2021

Calls: Discourse Analysis, General Linguistics, Linguistic Theories, Semantics, Sociolinguistics, Lexicography / Linguistica (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 15-Jun-2021
From: Solvita Burr <>
Subject: Discourse Analysis, General Linguistics, Linguistic Theories, Semantics, Sociolinguistics, Lexicography / Linguistica (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Linguistica

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Lexicography; Linguistic Theories; Semantics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Latvian

Language Family(ies): Baltic

Call Deadline: 20-Sep-2021

Call for Papers:

The topic of the latest issue of ''Linguistica Lettica'' is “Give a word”

''Linguistica Lettica'' invites authors from a variety of disciplines to submit papers on the semantic potential of the phrase by disciplinary/interdisciplinary discussion of one of the issues below or by proposing another topic relevant to the thematic scope of the journal.

- How to linguistically analyze different types of promises (e.g., marriage promises, oaths, advertisements, and political commitments) in interpersonal, intergroup, mass, and virtual media communication, literature, theater, music, and cinema? What do the results of such research reveal about language functions, certain eras, people’s values, habits, and communication?

- Who (e.g., field experts, passers-by, organizations, companies, media, and social groups) is most often given a name in Latvian public communication — namely, an opportunity to express their opinion on an issue of individual or social importance? How is this opportunity utilized? On the other hand, whose opinions are not listened to, silenced, or censored in certain areas of life (e.g., politics, education, culture, economics, and media)? Which means of communication and language are used to give or take the floor? What are the linguistic causes of wide discussion/disagreement in society?

- How is the global development of IT, economy, and science (e.g., new technological solutions, products, companies, and newly discovered species) reflected in names, and how are such developments influencing Latvian naming traditions? What strategies, techniques, and linguistic and semiotic tools are most used? How are they related to language and cultural processes in Latvia, the Baltic States, and the world? What do the different names reveal about people’s individual/collective identities, knowledge, habits, and attitudes? Why is something being renamed? What psychological, linguistic, economic, and political factors influence renaming? How does the renaming process occur? What is the effect of renaming on the perception of the named things/processes/places in the short or long term? How is the phenomenon of renaming studied in linguistics, and what has not yet been sufficiently discussed?

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