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Language Networks on LiveJournal (pdf)

Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience (pdf)

A Longitudinal Analysis of Weblogs: 2003-2004

Conversations in the Blogosphere: An Analysis "from the Bottom Up" (pdf). Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-38) Best Paper Nominee.

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Women and Children Last: The Discursive Construction of Weblogs

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I do not plan on submitting articles for publication until I have defended my qualifying paper - expected to happen during Spring Semester 2008.

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The Performativity of Naming: Adolescent Weblog Names as Metaphor

Buxom Girls and Boys in Baseball Hats: Adolescent Avatars in Graphical Chat Spaces

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Last Updated November 22, 2005.

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New books are added but reading status is rarely accurate.

November 02, 2007


Ibérica, the Official Journal of AELFE (Asociación Europea de Lenguas para Fines Específicos) will devote a Special Issue to the theme


The issue will be open to papers from a broad cross-section within this field. Contributions are invited to cover traditional areas such as the use of metaphor in field specific academic disciplines, (for example Engineering, Business, Science or Law, to mention a few) and including possible pedagogical consequences but also insightful and innovative proposals researching the use of metaphor in the language deployed in professional or occupational settings, or in writing in general will be welcome.

People wishing to contribute are invited to submit their proposals in keeping with the following conditions and deadlines.


1) Please submit an ABSTRACT (approximately 500 words, including relevant references) giving your tentative title and outlining, among others, the scope of your proposal, the empirical evidence upon which it will be based, the findings expected, underlining their innovative nature and the interest they could have for the research area of metaphor in the language used for specific purposes.
2) Deadline for receipt of Abstracts: 30th November 2007.
3) Abstracts should be edited with the programme MS Word and forwarded electronically as attachments to both the Editor of Ibérica: Ana Bocanegra Valle ([email protected]) and the Guest Editor for the Special Edition: Michael White ([email protected]).
4) On a separate sheet, authors are asked to provide (electronically also) personal contact details, affiliation and, if relevant, a brief account of prior research in the area.

1) Abstracts will be reviews by peer referees. Selection will be made attempting to cater for as broad a cross-section as possible.
2) Authors of the selected proposals will be notified by 10th January 2008.
3) These authors should then submit their finished article by 15th April 2008.
4) Articles should follow the guidelines of AELFE style sheet and (on this occasion) not exceed 6,000 words (guidelines are available at: or directly from the editor).


1) Final articles will be independently reviewed and authors should meet the suggestions indicated.
2) Publication objective: Ibérica, Issue 17, Spring 2009.

Any further queries can be addressed to the Editor or Guest Editor.

Ibérica, the Journal of AELFE, ISSN 1139-7241, is at present covered by the following abstracting/indexing services:
- BLL - Bibliography of Linguistic Literature. Bibliography of General
Linguistics and of English, German and Romance Linguistics
- CINDOC - Centro de Información y Documentación Científica
- Dialnet – Portal de difusión de la producción científica hispana
- DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals
- LATINDEX - Sistema Regional de Información en Línea para Revistas
Científicas de América Latina, el Caribe, España y Portugal
- MLA Directory of Periodicals
- MLA International Bibliography
- SPPELL: Spanish Periodical Publications in English Language and Linguistics
- The Linguist List

and has been accepted for prompt coverage by:
- LLBA: Linguistics and Language Behaviour Abstracts
- Linguistics Abstracts

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