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LINGUIST List 19.3110

Tue Oct 14 2008

FYI: Handbook of Digital Discourse- 2nd Call for Proposals

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Message 1: Handbook of Digital Discourse- 2nd Call for Proposals
Date: 13-Oct-2008
From: Roitimi Taiwo <ferotaiyahoo.com>
Subject: Handbook of Digital Discourse- 2nd Call for Proposals
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Call for Chapter Proposals

Proposal Submission Deadline: November 15, 2008
Handbook of Research on Discourse Behavior and Digital Communication:
Language Structures and Social Interaction
Editor: ‘Rotimi Taiwo
Albert-Ludwigs University

Introduction: The advent of the computer as a medium for human
communication in the Digital Age has radically reconfigured patterns of
social interaction. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) as a research
focus has attracted scholars from different fields, particularly scholars
concerned with human social interaction. Some popular forms of
communication by humans through computer-mediated formats, upon
which much research has been done, are Internet Relay Chats (IRCs), e-
mails, Instant Messaging (IM), text messaging, bulletin boards, listservs,
blogs, wikis, podcasts, online conferencing, and so forth. The Handbook of
Research on Discourse Behavior and Digital Communication: Language
Structures and Social Interaction is aimed at providing comprehensive
coverage of contemporary issues and trends in discourse behavior and
language structures in social interactions in the different forms of
communication through the new media.

Objective of the Book: The major objective of this handbook is to provide a
comprehensive collection of academic research papers written by scholars
and professionals of varied backgrounds that will serve as a resource book
for professionals and academics who are interested in the discourse of
digital communication.

Target Audience: The target audience of this book will be composed of
scholars, researchers and professionals working in the field of information,
communication and media studies. These include linguists, communication
and media scholars, sociologists, psychologists, information scientists,
educational technologists, and so on.

Recommended Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
-Discourse process: repair mechanisms, turn taking, discourse acts, moves,
exchanges, markers
-Discourse cohesion and coherence
-Politeness and Face
-Speech acts and conversational implicature
-Conversational structures: opening, closing, negotiation and exchange in
conversational floors
-Discursive dominance, manipulation
-Power enactment, negotiations and relations,
-Gender and age differences
-Multilingualism, code-switching/mixing
-Thematic structure and progression
-Topic organization
-Cultural discursive practices
-Critical discourse analysis
-Online education and computer assisted language learning (CALL)
-Social identity and interpersonal relationship
-Linguistic structures
-Language and Identity construction and representation in CMC
-Paralinguistic and graphic features
-Socio-Psychology of CMC
-Intercultural communication
-Information and Communication Technology ICT in L2 learning

Submission Procedure: Researchers, scholars and professionals are invited
to submit on or before November 15, 2008, a chapter proposal of not more
than 2 pages, clearly stating the purpose of the chapter and its contents, as
well as how the proposed chapter relates to the overall objectives of the
handbook . Submissions should be in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format.
Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by December 1, 2008. Upon
acceptance of their proposals, authors will have until March 15, 2009 to
prepare their chapters of 5,000-7,000 words. All submitted chapters will be
reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Guidelines for preparing chapters
will be sent upon acceptance of proposals. This handbook is tentatively
scheduled for publishing in 2010 by IGI Global, (formerly Idea Group Inc.),
publisher of the “Information Science Reference” formerly Idea Group
Reference) and “Medical Information Science Reference” imprints. For
additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word
document) or by mail to:
Rotimi Taiwo
Department of English
Albert-Ludwigs University
Reparstr. 15 D-79085,
Freiburg, Germany
Tel: +49 1754292811 or +49 17626932857

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

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