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Sat Jan 23 2021

Calls: Discourse Analysis / I-LanD: Identity, Language and Diversity Journal (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 18-Jan-2021
From: Roxanne Padley <>
Subject: Discourse Analysis / I-LanD: Identity, Language and Diversity Journal (Jrnl)
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Full Title: I-LanD: Identity, Language and Diversity Journal

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 14-Feb-2021

Call for papers for the special issue (2/2021)

Insights into Diversified Communication, Research and Education during COVID-19:
Changing Times

This special issue of the I-LanD Journal will focus on COVID-19 discourse representation and its role, impact and consequences within education, research and communication. It will be edited by Siria Guzzo (University of Salerno, Italy), Simon McGrath (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom) and Roxanne Holly Padley (University of Salerno, Italy).

Submission of abstracts:
Authors wishing to contribute to this issue are invited to send an extended abstract of their proposed article ranging between 600 and 1000 words (excluding references) in MS Word format to the three editors by the 14th February 2021. Proposals should not contain the authors’ name and academic/professional affiliation and should be accompanied by an email including such personal information and sent to:, and Please indicate “I-LanD Special Issue 2/2021 – abstract submission” in the subject line and include the Journal e-mail address ( by using the Cc option.

In order to meet the editorial process, the most important dates to remember are as follows:

- Submission of abstracts: 14th February 2021
- Notification of acceptance/rejection: 28th February 2021
- Submission of chapters: 23rd July 2021

The questions researchers are called upon to consider, analyse and debate may include the following:

- How has COVID-19 discourse developed within the educational field and within diverse contexts?
- What types of cross-culture and sociolinguistic discourses can be found in relation to COVID-19?
- How are the identities of vulnerable (shielding) groups addressed and explored during this time of pandemic?
- What are the new multimodalities of COVID-19 communication?
- How is COVID-19 represented in varied discourse communities of practice (media, healthcare, business, legal, educational)?
- How are online COVID-19 identity communities being built and represented?
- How are we reimagining and reframing research grounded in human interactions when these very modes have evolved?
- How is international research collaboration envisioned and evolving when faced with extensive travel restrictions?

We welcome papers which explore the following points, though other pertinent submissions will also be considered:
- COVID-19 and education in diverse contexts: challenges and future prospects
- COVID-19 discursive representation and how it morphs and adapts
- Online COVID-19 communities and the construction of new identities
- Multimodalities of COVID-19 communication
- Dissemination of COVID-19 healthcare discourse
- COVID-19 discourse in social media
- COVID-19 discourse and the resulting digitalised cyberworld

Researchers are invited to propose contributions from diverse fields of enquiry including, but not limited to, linguistics, education studies, cultural studies, health humanities and sociology.

For the full call for papers please consult:

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