[UPDATE] Edited Collection: Linguistics & the Study of Comics

full name / name of organization: 
Frank Bramlett/University of Nebraska at Omaha
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Second Call for Proposals

Edited Collection

Linguistics & the Study of Comics 

Submission Deadline: Monday 16 November 2009 <!--break-->

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 * language preservation *


 Contributor Guidelines

·      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 acceptable.

·      Submission deadline: Monday 16 November 2009.

·      Materials should be sent to Frank Bramlett via email <fbramlett at unomaha dot  edu>.