18.680 call for papers: "Minority languages, multimedia and the Web

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2005 15:55:46 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 680.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2005 15:46:58 +0100
         From: "Cunliffe D J (Comp)" <djcunlif_at_glam.ac.uk>
         Subject: "Minority languages, multimedia and the Web"

Special Issue Call for Papers: "Minority languages, multimedia and the Web"
Submission deadline: April 30, 2005

For The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 2005 (2)

Guest Editors:

         Daniel Cunliffe, University of Glamorgan, UK (djcunlif_at_glam.ac.uk)
         Susan Herring, Indiana University, USA (herring_at_indiana.edu)

Information and communications technology, and in particular the World Wide=
Web, can be a double-edged sword as regards the maintenance and=20
revitalisation of minority languages. On the one hand, minority language=20
communities can be active shapers of these technologies, creating their own=
tools, adapting existing tools to local needs, and creating culturally=20
authentic, indigenous electronic media. On the other hand, these=20
technologies can be seen as a force for globalisation and neo-colonisation,=
reinforcing the existing dominance of majority languages and breaking down=
geographical boundaries that in the past may have protected minority=20
language groups.

Researching the effects of multimedia and the Web on minority languages is=
challenging, and it is not yet clear how best to utilise these technologies=
to maintain and revitalise minority languages. This special issue invites=20
researchers and practitioners who are actively engaged in addressing these=
issues from practical or theoretical viewpoints to share their findings and=
experiences and to contribute to a platform for future research. Relevant=20
topics include, but are not limited to:

Minority language applications:
=95 designing, implementing and evaluating applications =95 measuring the=20
impact of applications on language use =95 promoting indigenous production=
and participatory design

Influence of ICTs on minority languages:
=95 adaptation of languages to online environments, e.g., Romanisation =95=
behaviour of minority language speakers in online environments

Measuring online minority languages:
=95 quantitative and qualitative measurement of online presence and use =95=
content related analysis of online presence and use

Strategic issues:
=95 understanding barriers to online minority language use =95 integrating=
multimedia and the Web into language planning

Article submissions should typically be no longer than 7,000 words=20
(excluding references) and should follow the formatting guidelines in the=20
Instructions to Authors on the NRHM web site=20
Submissions should be sent by email to the Guest Editors, in Word, rtf or=20
pdf format. If you have any questions concerning the scope of the call or=20
require further information, please contact the Guest Editors. Open topic=20
papers meeting NRHM's scope in general are also welcome (contact the Editor=
for further information).

Submission deadline: April 30, 2005
Acceptance notification: June 30, 2005
Final manuscripts due: August 31, 2005

NRHM Editor Douglas Tudhope - dstudhope_at_glam.ac.uk
Associate Editor Daniel Cunliffe - djcunlif_at_glam.ac.uk NRHM is published by=
Taylor & Francis, see=20

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