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Special issue information:

This special issue focuses on Languages for Specific Purposes and welcomes papers taking a research, pedagogical or theoretical perspective on the topic.

Language for specific purposes (LSP) is an approach to language education based on identifying the specific language features, discourse practices, and communicative skills of target academic groups, and which recognizes the subject-matter needs and expertise of learners. It sees itself as sensitive to contexts of discourse and action and seeks to develop research-based pedagogies to assist study, research or publication in English. It requires teachers to identify the diversity of disciplinary languages used in the workplace or academy and encourage students to engage analytically with target discourses and develop a critical understanding of the contexts in which they are used. This is probably the most widely adopted approach to language instruction in higher education today, involving thousands of teachers and students across the world.

Students now take a broader and more heterogeneous mix of academic subjects, some of which involve modular or joint degrees and emergent ‘practice-based’ courses such as nursing, management and social work. Further, they now have to deal with a broad range of modalities and presentational forms beyond written texts, and must learn to negotiate a complex web of disciplinary specific text-types, assessment tasks and presentational modes in order first to graduate, and then to operate effectively in the workplace.

This special issue of Studia addresses research on LSP or the application of understandings from it in the classroom. We are not only interested in empirical research but also classroom practices, and theoretical discussions. A point of central importance is that each chapter is directly about specific language instruction, either using English or another language. We are aware that LSP instruction occurs in a wide range of settings, is aimed at learners with various backgrounds (immigrant, foreign language, 3rd language, etc.), operates in various contexts (e.g., genre-based pedagogy, teaching for general or specific academic/occupational purposes), focuses on different modalities (print-based, digital, multimodal, oral), and encompasses a host of teacher activities (e.g., syllabus design, materials development, instructional delivery, provision of feedback, assessment). We are interested in papers covering any topical aspects in these diverse academic contexts.

Manuscript submission information:

You are invited to submit your manuscript at any time before the submission deadline.

In this Special Issue we are interested in publishing full-length articles (6,000-7,000 words including references). All submissions should be in English and relate to the topic of the Special Issue. Please send your papers to the following email addresses:

Please include the following with your submission:

  • Name(s) of author(s), institutional affiliation and bionote
  • Type of submission
  • Working title

For any inquiries about the appropriateness of contribution topics, please contact:

Please refer to the Instructions for Authors to prepare your manuscript:

Submission deadline: 15 February 2024

More details in the original CFP below:

Editor-in-chief: Ioana Cistelecan

Issue theme: Coping with Reality through Storytelling as a Performative Act

In Somebody Telling Somebody Else: A Rhetorical Poetics of Narrative (2017), James Phelan suggests a transformative approach to narrative theory, shifting the focus from seeing narrative as a mere structural entity to understanding it as a rhetorical act. In this act, the narrator strategically utilizes storytelling tools to achieve specific goals for specific audiences. Inspired by Phelan’s exploration of narrative as a rhetorical process, the 2024 issue of Confluențe. Texts and Contexts Reloaded invites submissions on the theme “Coping with Reality through Storytelling as a Performative Act”. We invite an interdisciplinary dialogue at the intersection of narrative theory, identity narratives in literature and cultural studies, performative teaching techniques, and challenges of storytelling by cultural performance.

Contributions may focus on, but are not limited to:

  • the role of rhetorical and narrative strategies in storytelling as a coping mechanism.
  • Aristotelian diegesis-mimesis-opposition or/and the structuralist showing and telling problems.
  • audience engagement and response in the face of transformative narratives.
  • the impact of narrative structure on perception and understanding of reality.
  • comparative studies of narrative techniques in different cultural contexts as a means of coping.
  • the influence of digital media and technology on the rhetorical aspects of storytelling.


  • Deadline for submission proposals (200-300 words): March 15th 2024
  • Deadline for full articles (6000-8000 words): June 1st 2024

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More details in the original CFP below:

Editor(s): Titela Vîlceanu, Yves Gambier, Ramunė Kasperė, Nadina Vișan 


 “There is a danger (or an illusion) of conceptualising translation (and the translator) in monolithic or universal terms, by giving priority or even exclusive domination to our own concept” (Gambier, 2018: 19). Acknowledging the complex and changing nature of translation practices and translation studies, we have to note that translation has become ambiguous, and that this ambiguity reverberates on other related concepts such as text and context / environment. “In three decades, a new work environment has shaken up the translator’s world. New types of translators are emerging, with a new hierarchy between them, in parallel with a multiplication of labels created for translation” (Gambier and Kasperė, 2021).


  • Deadline for submissions: 21 May 2024
  • Manuscript submission: 21 May 2024
  • Peer review of notification of authors: 21 June 2024 
  • Submission of revised version: 28 June 2024 
  • Editing and proofs to be checked: 28 August 2024 
  • Publication: 30 September 2024

See the Instructions for Authors below.

Contact details

Professor hab. Titela Vîlceanu, PhD
Department of British, American and German Studies,
Faculty of Letters, 
University of Craiova

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