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Call for papers: Forum Lingwistyczne vol. 12 (H2 2023)

Forum Lingwistyczne (Linguistic Forum) is a peer-reviewed international academic journal founded in 2014 by the Linguistics Institute of the University of Silesia in Katowice. It is published twice a year.

The journal aims to present research that explains phenomena and mechanisms occurring in language. The studies that address universal issues and describe and explain national languages' specificity are published. Through the presentation of currently conducted linguistic research projects, it aims to become a discussion forum available to all contemporary linguistic trends. It includes those considering the broader context of linguistic phenomena (cultural linguistics, sociolinguistics, media linguistics, ethnolinguistics). Also, submissions that demonstrate links between linguistics and other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, such as communication studies, logopaedics, media studies, and sociology, are encouraged.

Forum Lingwistyczne is available in the Open Access Gold formula. The journal is indexed in EBSCO, ERIH PLUS, MLA International Bibliography, BazHum, CEJSH - The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, CEEOL - Central and Eastern European Online Library, DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals, IC Journals Master List, PBN, Linguistic Bibliography Online, iSybislaw, WorldCat, Naviga, INFONA, and Arianta.

I'm glad to inform you that the 12th issue of Forum Lingwistyczne is now in preparation. It will be devoted to persuasive communication's theoretical and practical aspects, especially product promotion, Public Relations, broadly understood marketing discourse, propaganda, and social influence. We are especially interested in the linguistic aspects of communication, their social conditions, changes, and the emergence of new phenomena in the public discourse. Therefore, we encourage Authors to submit theoretical and material studies, methodological considerations, and case studies, which will fall into the following thematic groups:

  • verbal and non-verbal persuasion in public discourse;
  • theoretical issues of marketing discourse;
  • advertising as a cultural text;
  • advertising as a multimodal text;
  • ethical and legal issues of advertising and Public Relations;
  • discourse analysis of persuasive texts;
  • rhetoric and its application to the study of contemporary persuasive texts;
  • linguistic mechanisms of propaganda in the world of new media;
  • influence of the language of persuasion on social relations;
  • social criticism - analysis of the means of social exclusion and inclusion in the public discourse (categories own/stranger/friend/foe/scapegoat).

Submissions suggesting other interesting perspectives on the issues proposed here are also welcome.

The journal accepts articles written in one of the following languages: PolishEnglish, FrenchGermanRussianSpanish, and Italian.

The manuscripts should be formatted according to the 7th edition of the APA.

Articles for submission must be previously unpublished and should not be under evaluation or in the process of being published in another journal. The article should be accompanied by a short abstract (max. 800 characters) in the language of the paper and English. All texts undergo a double-blind review process compliant with COPE ethical guidelines. For further information, look at https://www.journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/FL/dla_autora.

Papers should be submitted via the Open Journal System platform (https://www.journals.us.edu.pl/index.php/FL) by December 31, 2022

We are looking forward to your texts!

Prof. Jacek Warchala
Assist. Prof. Adam Warzecha

Editors of the issue