25.3140, Calls: Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics/ Lingue Culture Mediazioni / Languages Cultures Mediation Select Journal (Jrnl)

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Subject: 25.3140, Calls: Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics/ Lingue Culture Mediazioni / Languages Cultures Mediation Select Journal (Jrnl)

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Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2014 02:15:25
From: Giuliana Garzone [giuliana.garzone at unimi.it]
Subject: Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics/ Lingue Culture Mediazioni / Languages Cultures Mediation Select Journal (Jrnl)

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Full Title: Lingue Culture Mediazioni / Languages Cultures Mediation 


Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics 

Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2014 

Issue nr. 1 vol. 2 (2015)  of the journal Lingue Culture Mediazioni/Languages Cultures Mediation (LCM, http://www.ledonline.it/index.php/LCM-Journal) will focus on the following theme: Tourism Communication, Representation and Mediation Between East and West (see Rationale below).

Authors are cordially invited to submit an abstract of 300 words (and selected bibliographical references) in Italian, or English, or French, or Spanish to the following address: LCM-journal at ledonline.it, by 15 August 2014. 

Schedule
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 August 2014
Notification of abstract acceptance: 30 August 2014
Deadline for paper submission: 20 December 2014
Notification of paper acceptance: 25 January 2014
Deadline for revised version submission: 28 February
All articles will undergo double-blind peer review.

Tourism Communication, Representation and Mediation Between East and West
Editors: Donatella Dolcini & Rana P.B. Singh

Today not only is tourism an extremely important economic resource for many countries, but it also represents an extraordinary opportunity for mediation between languages, cultures and civilizations, both in terms of individual experience and on a systemic and institutional level, being a site of exchanges and encounters.  Given that occasions of mediation are all the more meaningful the greater the geographical and anthropological distance between the places and the communities involved, of special interest are representations of the West and its manifold territories and cultures addressed to the emerging sector of Asian tourism and, symmetrically, representations of Eastern landscapes and civilizations for the benefit of the Western tourist.

In light of the unprecedented expansion of tourist flows between East and West, also resulting from the opening of the big tourist markets of India and China, issue nr.2 of LCM is open to contributions that explore the strategies of mediation enacted in this sector to communicate and represent places, cultures and civilizations in various forms of discourse - traditional, multimodal and digital - deployed in tourism activities and in travel literature: tourist guides, texts for destination promotion (fliers, brochures, advertising campaigns), newspaper and magazine articles, documentary films and movies, literary works, websites, blogs and travel journals. Especially welcome are research works that investigate communication about and representation of Europe and other countries in tourist communication aimed at Asian audiences (e.g. India, Pakistan, China, Middle East) as well as studies focusing on the representation of Asia in tourist communication addressed to Western markets.






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