LINGUIST List 32.3389

Thu Oct 28 2021

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Text/Corpus Linguistics / Frontiers in Psychology (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 27-Oct-2021
From: Helmut Gruber <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Text/Corpus Linguistics / Frontiers in Psychology (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Frontiers in Psychology

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to contribute to a special issue of the Open Access journal “Frontiers of Communication” on the topic “Recontextualization: Modes, Media, and Practices.” Detailed information about the special issue follows below. This information can also be found on the special issue web page

Helmut Gruber – University of Vienna
Michael Haugh – University of Queensland
Chaoqun Xie – Zhejiang International Studies University

About this Research Topic:
Recontextualizing semiotic material is a discursive practice through which intertextual (and interdiscursive) relations between two utterances produced at different historical moments are established. Since its introduction in Bernstein’s writings on pedagogical discourse in the late 1980s, the concept has gained increasing attention in discourse studies (see e.g. van Leeuwen 2008). It involves formal (modes of discourse representation), as well as socio-pragmatic aspects (positioning of message producers towards, as well as transcontextual audience effects of, recontextualized material; changes in illocutionary and perlocutionary aspects; possible loss of original meaning aspects and addition of new meaning aspects of recontextualized items).

In the field of pragmatics and discourse studies, recontextualization practices have been studied in the context of traditional mass media, investigating their use of different forms of quotations and their discursive effects. Since the advent of computer-mediated communication and social media, with their technically afforded ease of reusing others’ messages, practices of “linguistic recycling” have become ubiquitous in everyday communication as well. The technical affordances of these electronic media have also broadened the semiotic and contextual effects that recontextualization practices may have.

This Research Topic aims to bring together contributions that deal with both traditional and “new” practices of recontextualization, while specifically encouraging scholars who are dealing with so far under-researched aspects of recontexualization practices (e.g. cross-modal, cross-media recontextualization, genre-oriented recontextualization), and who are investigating communication on different social media platforms.

Contributions should be based on the analysis of empirical data and combine empirical rigor with theoretical and analytic strength. They may deal with their research question from a synchronic or diachronic perspective. All contributions will be peer-reviewed

Submission Deadlines:
Abstract: 30 January 2022
Manuscript: 31 July 2022

Article Processing Charge (APC)
As “Frontiers of Communication” is an open access journal it charges an Article Processing Charge (APC) on acceptance of papers. If your paper is not accepted there is no charge. For some authors this APC will be covered by institutional agreements. In other cases you will need to source these funds yourself. You can find out more information about this here:

As APCs are waived on an institutional basis you will need to find out for yourself whether this would apply to your submission.

We are looking forward to your contribution!

Best wishes,

Helmut Gruber
Michael Haugh
Chaoqun Xie

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