'Truthiness' Across Cutures, Vol. 1 No. 1, Autumn 2009

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Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University
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Presently receiving & reviewing submissions for the Autumn 2009 issue

Authors are asked to consider and/or critically discuss any novel definitions of or new perspectives on 'truthiness' in light of cultures. Authors may also choose to re-negotiate the concept of 'culture' in light of what passes as truth.

We are seeking work rigorous in its scholarship yet accessible in its style to audiences somewhat wider than highly trained specialists in the social sciences, particularly in areas such as applied-linguistics, communication, media studies, semiotics, rhetoric, or literature.

Papers accepted for publication in the online journal will receive subsequent reviews for the publication of future collected and bound volumes.

Possible definitions from Merriam-Webster that may help orient the researcher:

1. truthiness (noun)

a. truth that comes from the gut, not books (Stephen Colbert, Oct. 05)

b. the quality of preferring concepts or facts one wishes to be true, rather than concepts or facts known to be true (American Dialect Society, Jan. 06)

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All submissions will be evaluated using a double-blind (at least three reviewers) peer review process.

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