[xmca] New journal

From: Phil Chappell (philchappell@mac.com)
Date: Fri Jan 27 2006 - 02:41:07 PST

A new journal:


An interdisciplinary journal

Among its collection of journals in the fields of the studies of
communication and discourse, Sage, Ltd. (London) will publish a new
journal as from 2007 that covers the field between these two
disciplines: Discourse & Communication.

The new journal, edited by veteran journal editor Teun A. van Dijk
(Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona), assisted by an international
board of prominent experts in discourse analysis and communication
studies, aims to publish high quality papers that pay specific
attention to the qualitative, discourse analytical approach to issues
in communication research. Besides the classical social scientific
methods in communication research, such a content analysis and frame
analysis, a more explicit study of the structures of discourse (text,
talk, images or multimedia messages) allows unprecedented empirical
insights into the many phenomena of communication. And since
contemporary discourse study is not limited to the account of ‘texts’
or ‘conversation’ alone, but has extended its field to the study of
the cognitive, societal, cultural, political and historical
‘contexts’ of discourse, it is also able to be integrated in the
broader study of these broader dimensions of communication.

Discourse & Communication will publish substantial research papers,
discussion notes as well as reviews and review articles by women and
men from many countries and cultures. Its diversity will also be
apparent in the variety of its theories, methods and approaches, thus
avoiding the frequent limitation to one school, approach or academic
sect. The only criterion will be the quality, the originality and the
analytical sophistication of its articles. Moreover, the style of its
contributions will avoid unnecessary jargon, and thus make the
journal eminently accessible to scholars and students from many

Discourse & Communication specifically addresses readers in any field
of communication who are interested in qualitative, discourse
analytical approaches, on the one hand, and scholars in discourse
studies, linguistics, pragmatics, semiotics and related fields who
are interested in issues of communication, on the other hand.

Discourse & Communication will be published as from 2007, with 4
issues per year.

For submissions and information about editorial policy, write to the
Editor: Teun A. van Dijk (journals at discourse-in-society dot org).
For subcriptions, consult the website of the publisher
www.sagepub.co.uk as soon as there is a webpage for the new journal
(probably as from May 2006).

The (provisional) Board of DISCOURSE & COMMUNICATION

Members of the board (under construction) of the new journal are:
David Altheide, Mats Alvesson, Karen Lee Ashcraft, Francesca
Bargiela, Janet Bavelas, Charles Bazerman, Allan Bell, Vijay K.
Bhatia, Donal Carbaugh, Patrick Charaudeau, François Cooren, Nik
Coupland, Ling Chen, George Cheney, Stanley Deetz, John Downing, Fred
Erickson, Norman Fairclough, Gail Fairhurst, William A. Gamson, Doris
Graber, David Grant, Cynthia Hardy, Janet Holmes, Cheris Kramarae,
Jay Lemke, Tamar Liebes, Per Linell, Sonia Livingstone, Margaret
McLaughlin, Ulrike Meinhof, Dennis Mumby, Sik Hung Ng, Linda Putnam,
Cynthia Stohl, Ron Scollon, John Swales, Karen Tracy, Gaye Tuchman,
Theo van Leeuwen, Ruth Wodak. Further board members who are experts
in this interdisciplinary domain are searched especially in Africa,
China, India, Japan, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle
East. Recommendations for new board members will be welcome._______________________________________________
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