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Call for Chapters: Rhetoric and Sociolinguistics in Times of Global Crisis

  • 1.  Call for Chapters: Rhetoric and Sociolinguistics in Times of Global Crisis

    Posted 23 days ago

    Please see the following link and submit a 350 word chapter proposal to the following e-mail if interested

    Dr. Eda Başak Hancı-Azizoğlu & Dr. Maha Alawdat

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    Language and society are not independent: The definition of language includes in it a reference to society (Wardhaugh, 2010, p.1). A crisis, which often changes the dynamics of a society too suddenly to control, refers to having experiences that reflect intense struggle and jeopardy. Crises often leave people in vulnerable situations in which a moment in time can function as a turning point of a catastrophic situation for the better or worse. From another perspective, the concept of crisis signifies losing control of everyday privileges, a good example is the COVID-19 crisis. Therefore, the interaction of rhetoric and sociolinguistics in times of crisis is inevitable. What's more striking, it is crucial to internalize how rhetoric, an effective skill from ancient times to make meaning of sociologically breakthrough events, changed the course of events as well as the fate of humanity. Within the same context, this interdisciplinary work invites scholars from diverse disciplines to explore, investigate, and analyze the concept of "crisis" from global, sociolinguistic, and rhetorical perspectives.


    This book aims to explore and situate the concept of global crisis within rhetoric and sociolinguistics as well as other disciplines such as education, technology, society, language, and politics. The purpose of this book is also to bridge the gap to initiate a discussion on understanding how rhetoric and sociolinguistics could create critical awareness for individuals, societies and learning environments during crisis times. Thus, this interdisciplinary book invites scholars from diverse disciplines to consider the course of unpredictable and life-changing events from an innovative and critical perspective in times of crisis.

    Call for Chapters

    Proposals Submission Deadline: July 29, 2020
    Full Chapters Due: October 11, 2020
    Submission Date: November 30, 2020

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    Eda Hanci-Azizoglu
    Indiana University Of Penn