(apologies for cross posting)
the first issue of SLC is now online.
Studies in Language and Capitalism is a peer-reviewed online journal
that seeks to promote and freely distribute interdisciplinary
critical inquiries into the language and meaning of contemporary
capitalism and the links between economic, social and linguistic
change in the world around us. The journal is a project of the LNC
group listserv and stems from our shared concern regarding the global
spread of new economic ideologies and specifically the way that
neoliberals attempt to naturalise, and hence entrench, social,
political and economic inequalities. It is our hope that various
groups of people will use and contribute to the journal, including:
researchers analysing language in use, activists in social movements
who see language use as part of their concerns, journalists concerned
with language and rhetoric, and social researchers in other fields
where the politics of language use is an issue.
The contents of the first issue are:
Marnie Holborow Putting the social back into language : Marx,
Volosinov and Vygotsky re-examined
Robert de Beaugrande Critical Discourse Analysis: History, Ideology,
Phil Graham 'Capitalism' as False Consciousness
Panayota Gounari Reclaiming the Language of Possibility: Beyond the
Cynicism of Neoliberalism.
Carmen Luke Eduscapes: Knowledge Capital and Cultures
Peter Ives ‘Global English’: Linguistic Imperialism or Practical
Adrian Blackledge ‘The men say “They don’t need it”’. Gender and the
extension of language testing for British citizenship.
Richard Jackson Genealogy, Ideology, and Counter-Terrorism: Writing
Wars on Terrorism from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush Jr.
Each article can be downloaded separately, or you can also download
the complete issue as a single pdf file.
Studies in Language and Capitalism will produce up to three issues a
year and occasional issues devoted to a special topic. Persons
wishing to organize a special issue are invited to submit a proposal
which contains a three hundred-word description of the special issue
together with a list of potential contributors and paper subjects.
Proposals are to be accepted only after review by the journal editors.
For further details see: http://www.languageandcapitalism.info/_______________________________________________
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