Post-Conference Monograph
on CMC and Social Media Corpora for the Humanities

After a very successful conference on Computer-Mediated Communication and Social Media Corpora for the Humanities that took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia in September 2016 we are preparing a post-conference monograph to be published by the Scientific Publishing House of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana in the fall of 2017 as an e-book under the Creative Commons licence.

We invite unpublished original work focusing on the collection, analysis and processing of computer-mediated communication, such as exchanges on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), forum posts, news comments, wiki discussions and blog entries as well as e-mail, SMS, WhatsApp, YouTube and discussions in multimodal environments.

Topics of interest

  • Development of CMC corpora
    • Building CMC corpora: from data collection to publication
    • Open data for research on CMC: questions of ethics and rights
    • Annotation of CMC genres: representation of CMC genres, annotation of linguistic phenomena, metadata
    • Multimodal corpora
  • Analysis of CMC corpora
    • Sociolinguistic studies of CMC
    • Discourse analysis of CMC
    • Linguistic characteristics of CMC
    • Multimodal aspects of CMC
    • Language in contact and code-switching in CMC
    • CMC in language learning & teaching
  • Natural Language Processing of CMC
    • Normalization
    • PoS Tagging
    • Lemmatization
    • Syntactic parsing
    • Named-entity recognition

Submission format

  • The foreseen length of book chapters is 6,000-10,000 words.
  • Formatting and citation instructions can be found here: [sumission guidelines]

Submission procedure

Important dates

  • expression of interest (send us the title, list of co-authors and abstract): 15 January 2017
  • submission of book chapters: 15 March 2017
  • notification of acceptance/rejection: 1 June 2017
  • submission of camera-ready version: 1 July 2017
  • submission of proofs: 1 September 2017
  • publication of the book: 15 September 2017
    (just before the new edition of the CMC conference in Bolzano which will take place 3-4 October 2017)