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Thu Oct 01 2009

Calls: Socioling/Text&Corpus Ling/Mikroglottika (Jrnl)

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        1.    Raul Sanchez Prieto, Mikroglottika

Message 1: Mikroglottika
Date: 30-Sep-2009
From: Raul Sanchez Prieto <raulsanchezusal.es>
Subject: Mikroglottika
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Full Title: Mikroglottika

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics;Sociolinguistics;Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Jan-2010

Minority languages have drawn the attention of sociolinguistic studies for
the last two decades and continue to be interesting not only for the
specialized linguist but also for the general public. At the beginning of
the 21st century minority languages have been given a powerful tool for
intercommunication and dissemination of up-to-then scarcely available
knowledge: the World Wide Web. On the one hand the Internet is being
currently used as an information platform for lesser known languages where
diverse minority language groups express their points of view about the
language related restrictions and conditions they face in daily life. On
the other hand, their speakers have discovered the advantages that this new
digital medium offers. People can now interact with each other in their
mother tongue whenever they wish to and wherever they live. The digital era
favours a multilingual Internet and some languages already have more online
content than printed.

Besides 'classical' websites supporting a closed format, the introduction
of new collaborative and dialogical web types like forums, webs and wikis,
as well as video and photo sharing platforms, have triggered the use of
(European) minority languages on the Net. Almost every Western minority
language community has a more or less extensive range of forum, blog and
wiki activists, passive readers and semi-engaged commentators.

This volume, that will be edited by the Mikroglottika research group
(http://www.mikroglottika.com) and published by major academic publisher
Peter Lang, will tackle the linguistic implications of the so called Web
2.0 or Social Web for minority languages. Theoretical and practical
contributions to the volume are welcomed:

- Theoretical papers can expose methodical aspects on how to conduct
research and describe the importance of interactive web communication for
minority languages or languages of ethnic minorities, as well as analyze a
possible adaptation of existing linguistic theories to the linguistic
description of the Social Web for these languages.

- Practical contributions should concentrate on a specific language.
Especially welcomed will be case studies describing language use in forums,
blogs, wikis and video or photo sharing platforms.

Contributions should not exceed 15 pages (please stick to the style sheet).
They can be submitted in English until the 10/01/2010 to the following
email address as a word file: Prof. Dr. Raúl Sánchez Prieto (University of
Salamanca): raulsanchezusal.es

More information: http://www.mikroglottika.com/calls.html

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