воскресенье, 5 февраля 2012 г.

Discourse Context & Media

Discourse Context & Media
new journal

This year we are starting a new journal, Discourse, Context & Media, published by Elsevier. There has been a lot of exciting work at the intersection of discourse and media in the last twenty years, as evidenced by seminars, workshops, conference panels, and special issues of journals. But studies of media discourse often have to be shoehorned into linguistics journals, where they may not be seen as foregrounding linguistic issues, or cut back for communication journals, where editors and referees may have little patience with the detailed analysis that discourse analysts, conversation analysts, corpus researchers, and sociolinguists bring to media texts. The new journal is planned around the kind of interdisciplinary discourse analysis now emerging on such topics as new media, mobile media, social networks, viral advertising, changes in journalistic practice, changes in political communication, and new kinds of audiences.
There are three ways you may be able to help us: contributing, suggesting topics, and/or reviewing.

Contributing: We would particularly like to see a broad range of articles in the first issues, in terms of the kinds of media analysed, the languages studied, the academic approaches, and the disciplines of authors, so that potential contributors to later volumes can see the breadth of the field and the kind of scholarly rigour that it demands. Please pass this message on to anyone you know who is working on a paper on media discourse that they might want to submit.

Topics: If you are aware of emerging areas or cross-disciplinary intersections that you think have not been sufficiently covered by existing outlets, maybe something you would like to read about, rather than something you are writing about yourself, please suggest it to the co-editors and we can follow it up as a possible special issue, review article, or comment and response forum.

Referees: As a new journal, we are still building up our list of referees. We have an excellent Editorial Board (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/discourse-context-and-media/editorial-board/), but please suggest other scholars so that we can cover the full range of the field, and draw on the broadest geographical and interdisciplinary range.

Contact person: Greg Myers
email: g.myers@lancs.ac.uk
Address: Department of Linguistics and English Language
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YL
United Kingdom

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