The journal Languages (ISSN 2226-471X) is currently running a Special Issue entitled "Institutional Discourse and the Covid-19 Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities". Dr. Anne Bannink and Dr. Jet Van Dam are serving as Guest Editors for this issue.
This Special Issue seeks to draw together research from a variety of theoretical angles and methodological approaches to the study of institutional discourse data. These range from, but are not limited to, conversation analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, pragmatics, (critical) discourse analysis, ethnography of communication and linguistic anthropology. We welcome original data-based research articles, methodological articles, and perspective articles from researchers investigating the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic on language use and communication in a wide range of institutional settings in the field of e.g. education, medicine, politics, traditional/social media, and business.
For further reading, please follow the link to the Special Issue Website at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/languages/special_issues/Institutional_Disc...
The submission deadline is 1 May 2021. You may send your manuscript now or up until the deadline. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to submit a proposed title and an abstract of 400-600 words summarizing their intended contribution. Please send it to the guest editors (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Languages editorial office (email@example.com). Abstracts will be reviewed by the guest editors for the purposes of ensuring proper fit within the scope of the special issue. Full manuscripts will undergo double-blind peer-review.
Languages is fully open access. Open access (unlimited and free access by readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as indicated by several studies. Open access is supported by the authors and their institutes. An Article Processing Charge (APC) of CHF 1000 currently applies to all accepted papers.
For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions for authors at the journal website (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/languages).