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Guidelines for special issues

The editors welcome proposals for special issues via our contact form.

Special issue proposals (between 1 and 3 pages long) should

  • briefly situate the theme of the issue in the current state of the art
  • discuss the specific research questions to be addressed by the issue
  • show how the issue can help foster crossfertilization between at least two out of the three broad areas of interest represented in ETC (literary studies, linguistics, and applied linguistics/ELT)
  • list potential (or confirmed) contributors and (if already known) article topics.

Upon acceptance of a special issue proposal, the editors will work together with the guest editors to determine a pool of referees suitable to the special issue's theme and focus.

Exceptions notwithstanding, special issues are published in the Spring issue of a given volume, as this allows some flexibility in regard of total page count.

Special issues to date

ETC 1:1 (2008), a de facto special issue on "Varieties of voice" guest-edited by Kristin Blanpain, Elke D'Hoker, and Liesbet Heyvaert (University of Leuven). [contents and abstracts]

ETC 3:2 (2010), a special issue on "Textual choices and discourse genres: Creating meaning through form" guest-edited by Barbara Dancygier (University of British Columbia) and José Sanders (Radboud University Nijmegen) [contents and abstracts]
Republished as volume 40 in the Benjamins Current Topics Series, Textual Choices in Discourse: A View from Cognitive Linguistics.

ETC 5:1 (2012), a special issue on "Intersections of intersubjectivity" guest-edited by Lieselotte Brems (University of Liège & University of Leuven), Lobke Ghesquière (University of Leuven) and Freek Van de Velde (University of Leuven) [contents and abstracts]
Republished as volume 65 in the Benjamins Current Topics Series, Intersubjectivity and Intersubjectification in Grammar and Discourse: Theoretical and Descriptive Advances.

ETC 6:1 (2013), a special issue on "Multilingualism in the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries" guest-edited by Dirk Delabastita (University of Namur) and Ton Hoenselaars (Utrecht University) [contents and abstracts]
Republished, with a new afterword by Marianne Montgomery, as volume 73 in the Benjamins Current Topics Series, Multilingualism in the Drama of Shakespeare and his Contemporaries.

ETC 9:1 (2016), a special issue on "The dynamicity of communication below, around and above the clause" guest-edited by Ben Clarke (University of Portsmouth) and Jorge Arús Hita (Complutense University of Madrid) [contents and abstracts]

ETC 10:1 (2017) featured a special section on "Adaptation" guest-edited by Johan Callens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) [contents and abstracts]

ETC 10:2 (2017), a special issue on “Grammar, usage and discourse: Functional studies offered to Kristin Davidse” guest-edited by Lieven Vandelanotte (University of Namur & KU Leuven), Wout Van Praet (FNRS, University of Namur & KU Leuven) and Lieselotte Brems (University of Liège & KU Leuven) [contents and abstracts]

ETC 11:1 (2018), a special issue on "Revisiting Shakespeare's language" guest-edited by Annalisa Baicchi (University of Pisa), Roberta Facchinetti (University of Verona), Silvia Cacchiani (University of Modena) and Antonio Bertacca (University of Pisa) [contents and abstracts]