new journal

Ruth Wodak ruth.wodak at UNIVIE.AC.AT
Thu Mar 8 17:47:35 UTC 2001

Paul Chilton and I would like to introduce our new journal "Language and
Politics". We would be very happy if many of you contribute to this new
enterprise. The first issue will deal with the topic of "Identity Politics".
Please, do not hesitate to contact us!
Paul and Ruth


Journal of Language and Politics

Edited by Ruth Wodak and Paul Chilton
University of Vienna-Austrian Academy of  Sciences/University of East Anglia

Call for Papers

The JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE AND POLITICS represents a forum for analysing and
discussing the various dimensions in the interplay of language and politics.
The basic assumption is that the language of politics cannot be separated
from the politics of language. The notion of 'Political Discourse' does not
remain limited to the 'institutional' field of politics (e.g. parliamentary
discourse, election campaigns, party programmes, speeches, etc.) but opens
to all linguistic manifestations that may be considered to be political,
provided that it is convincingly argued what makes them 'political'. In
order to illuminate new and old forms of political discourses inter- and
transdisciplinary perspectives and elaborated linguistic methodologies have
to complement each other.
Articles should bring together sociological concepts, political theories,
and historical analysis. Methodologies can be qualitative or quantitative
and must be well grounded in linguistics or other relevant disciplines. They
may focus on different dimensions (pragmatics, semantics, social cognition,
semiotics) of political discourse. Since political discourses overlap with
other discourses, e.g. economic and scientific discourses, perspectives of
interdiscursivity and intertextuality are considered to be important.
Articles based on ethnographic studies will be particularly welcome.

The Editors invite relevant contributions.
Please check the Guidelines for authors on the reverse and send to:
Ruth Wodak                                              Paul Chilton
Austrian Academy of Sciences                    University of East Anglia
Research Centre for Discourse, Politics, Identity       School of Lang., Ling. &
Strohgasse 45/8                                 NORWICH NR4 7TJ
A 1030 VIENNA, Austria                          U.K.
Ruth.Wodak at                           P.A.chilton at

Voulme 1 (2002), 2 issues per year
ISSN in application

Published by
 Guidelines for Contributors to Journal of Language and Politics
1.      AUTHORS are invited to initially submit an abstract of their contribution
preferably via email to both editors.
2.      MANUSCRIPT submissions should be accompanied by a biographical note
(50-75 words), an abstract (100-150 words), a short list of key words, and
the author(s)' full name and address.
3.      Manuscripts may be submitted as email attachments if they do not contain
unusual fonts. Otherwise two hard copies should be sent to both editorial
addresses. Upon acceptance the author will be requested to submit the final
version as email attachment or on disk, saved in a standard word processing
format and in ASCII, and two hard copies of the text.
4.      Papers may have approximately 8000 words and should be reasonably
divided into SECTIONS and, if necessary, sub-sections.
5.      Contributions should be in English. Spelling should be either British or
American English consistently throughout. If not written by a native speaker
of English it is advisable to have the paper checked by a native speaker.
6.      Line drawings (FIGURES) and photographs (PLATES) should be submitted in
camera-ready form or as TIFF or EPS files accompanied by a hard copy. They
should be numbered consecutively, with appropriate captions. Reference to
any Figures or Plates should be made in the main text and their desired
position should be indicated on the printout.
7.      TABLES should be numbered consecutively and provided with appropriate
captions. They should be referred to in the main text and their desired
position should be indicated on the printout.
8.      QUOTATIONS should be given in double quotation marks. Quotations longer
than 4 lines should be indented with a blank line above and below the quoted
9.      EXAMPLES should be numbered with Arabic numerals in parentheses and set
apart from the main body of the text with a blank line above and below.
Examples from languages other than Modern English should appear in italics
with a  translation in single quotes immediately below each such example. If
required, a word-by-word gloss (without quotes) may be provided between the
example phrase and the translation. Relevant data in the original language
can be added in an Appendix.
10.     FOOTNOTES should be kept to a minimum. They should be numbered
consecutively throughout the text in square brackets or superscript. They
should be listed in a section 'Notes' following the main text. The notes
should not contain reference material if this can be absorbed in the text
and list of references.
11.     REFERENCES in the text should be as precise as possible, giving page
references where necessary; for example: (Brinton 1996: 37). All references
in the text should appear in the list of References.
12.     The REFERENCES should follow the Notes. References should be listed (1)
alphabetically and (2) chronologically. Names of journals should be given in
full with page references. Please pay special attention to the use of
capitals, italics and punctuation marks given in the following examples:
Brinton, Laurel J. 1996. Pragmatic Markers in English. Grammaticalization
and Discourse Functions. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Jucker, Andreas H. (ed.). 1995. Historical Pragmatics. Pragmatic
Developments in the History of English (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 35).
Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Article in book/journal
Taavitsainen, Irma. 1997. Genre conventions: Personal affect in fiction and
non-fiction in Early Modern English. In: Matti Rissanen, Merja Kytö, and
Kirsi Heikkonen (eds). English in Transition. Corpus-Based Studies in
Linguistic Variation and Genre Styles. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 185-266.
Traugott, Elizabeth Closs. 1989. On the rise of epistemic meanings in
English: An example of subjectification in semantic change. Language 65(1),
13.     Authors are kindly requested to check their manuscripts very carefully
before submission in order to avoid delays and extra costs at the proof
stage. Page proofs will be sent to the (first) author and must be corrected
and returned within ten days of receipt. Any author's alterations other than
typographical corrections in the page proofs may be charged to the author at
the publisher's discretion.
14. Authors of main articles will receive  complimentary copy of the issue.
15. Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be sent to the
Ruth Wodak, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Research Centre for Discourse,
Politics, Identity, Strohgasse 45/8, A 1030 Vienna, Austria.
Ruth.Wodak at
Paul Chilton, University of East Anglia, School of Lang., Ling. &
Translation, NORWICH NR4 7TJ, U.K. P.A.chilton at

Ruth Wodak
Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics
University of Vienna
Berggasse 11
1090 Vienna
Research Center „Discourse, Politics, Identity"
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Strohgasse 45, 1030 Vienna
Tel: 7102510/6201
Fax: 710250710

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