LINGUIST List 33.333

Thu Jan 27 2022

Calls: Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics / Anglistica (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Sarah Goldfinch <>

Date: 21-Jan-2022
From: Anna Mongibello <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics / Anglistica (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Anglistica

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 11-Feb-2022

Call for Papers:

The special issue of Anglistica AION, ''Indigenous Resistance in the Digital Age: the Politics of Language, Media and Culture'', edited by Bronwyn Carlson (Macquarie University, Australia) and Anna Mongibello (University of Naples “L’Orientale”, Italy), aims at widening the current critical debate on Indigenous resistance in digital environments so as to include a combination of theoretical approaches and methodologies that range from Indigenous Studies, Critical Discourse Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, Multimodal Analysis, Media Studies, Social Media Studies, among others, that may offer new perspectives and insights. We welcome empirical papers that investigate specific forms of Indigenous digital activism as counter-discourse, analyzing the linguistic and semiotic practices of resistance across channels and cyber- environments. The editors are particularly interested in the linguistic and discursive dimensions of this phenomenon.

Indigenous digital activism in response to social and political injustices has reclaimed counter-discursive spaces of resistance in the cybersphere, entering the public arena with digital movements such as #idlenomore (Mongibello 2018), #SOSBLAKAUSTRALIA and #IndigenousDads (Carlson 2019) as well as Facebook posts, Instagram stories, Twitter hashtags, YouTube videos, blogs etc. Indigenous digital media innovators are using Web 2.0 technologies in highly creative digital projects such as CyberPowWow and Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace. New dynamic forms of Indigenous self-determination and network sovereignty (Duarte 2017) through social media, in particular, allow Indigenous people to “agitate, demand political recognition for Indigenous causes, and proffer contesting and challenging views that dismantle colonial preoccupations with Indigenous political unity” (Carlson and Frazer 2016).

Potential themes/topics of this special issue include but are not limited to the following:

- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social networks as new frontiers for Indigenous activists
- Corpora, annotation schemes and other resources and methods for analyzing Indigenous resistance
- Linguistic, multimodal, critical analysis of dissent and online struggles
- Metaphors, tropes, narratives and other devices used in Indigenous digital activism on social media
- Language, memory and Indigeneity in virtual worlds
- Sovereignty, Indigenous lands and the cyberspace
· Online/offline Indigenous self-representations and their multiple expressions
- Responses to online anti-Indigenous racism
- Indigenous (self- and other) representations in video-games
- Contemporary online Indigeneity and global connectivity
- Indigenous knowledge, artificial intelligence and digital worlds
- Technology and decolonization
- Emancipatory role of digital technology for Indigenous people
- Data, information, connectivity, digital technologies and control
- Educational technology (e.g., virtual labs, e-learning, mobile apps) for Indigenous languages revitalization
- Ancestral languages and cultural heritage in online environments

About the Journal:
Anglistica AION is an open access, double blind peer-reviewed journal. It has no article processing charges (APCs) and no article submission charges. Anglistica AION is included in EBSCOhost and DOAJ. It has been a leading publication in the field of English Studies. Due to the range and quality of its coverage, it attracts contributions on the language, literature and culture of the contemporary English-speaking world. The position of Anglistica AION: An Interdisciplinary Journal in these areas is widely recognized by its international readership and its International Advisory Board.

For more info, visit Anglistica website:

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