From: Frank Bramlett <fbramlettunomaha.edu>
Subject: Call for Proposals: Ling and the Study of Comics
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Second Call for Proposals (Edited Collection)
Linguistics & the Study of Comics
Submission Deadline: Monday, November 16, 2009
Scholars are invited to submit their work on the linguistic study of the
comic arts. The chapters in this edited collection will focus on the ways
that linguistic codes function in comics. Any aspect of linguistic theory
and analysis is welcome, and all submissions should appeal to both comics
scholars and linguists. All forms of comics will be considered: graphic
novels, comic strips, comic books, on-line comics, videos, etc. Scholarship
in non-English and multilingual comics is especially encouraged.
Possible topics for this edited collection:
Pidgin/creole studies, politeness theory, conversation analysis, language
variation, speech act theory, bilingual/multilingual texts, intercultural
communication, language & gender, language & sexuality, code switching,
phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, corpus linguistics, cognitive
linguistics, interactional sociolinguistics, standard/prestige language,
language policy, language & ethnicity/race, constructed languages, critical
discourse analysis, language socialization, language death, and language
- Send an abstract of 400-500 words.
- Send a one-page tailored curriculum vitae for each author and co-author.
(Narrative CVs are fine.)
- Submit abstracts and CVs as Word or Word-compatible files. PDFs are also
- Submission deadline: Monday 16 November 2009.
- Materials should be sent to Frank Bramlett via email: fbramlettunomaha.edu.
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics
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