CFP: Linguistics of Lying Special Issue

Deadline: July 31, 2021

Dear authors!

Scientific professional journal Linguistic and Conceptual Pictures of the World (Editor: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Assigned by Category B, Order of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine № 157, September 2, 2021) invites authors to submit papers for the thematic issue “Language of Lying”.

Since being established in the middle of the 20th century by H. Weinrich, D. Bolinger and others the Linguistics of Lying has become especially relevant at the beginning of the 21th century in the context of active mediatization of society. The degree of significance of the informational, semiotic space for the average person is sometimes equal to or even exceeds the degree of direct presence in his life of the real, extrasemiotic world.  Such a being’s environment is ideal for reference deviations, zero and faked denotations, in other words, for lies. Thus, we aim at exploring the following issues:

Ø Fake news, informational viruses, discursive strategies of history falsification; 

Ø Applied aspects of the stated problem: linguistic aspects of development of concrete strategies of information wars, counteraction to information attacks, recognition of misinformation, and implementation of linguistic examination as a special genre based on critical text reading;

Ø Lying as a special communicative act in the coordinates of intentionality / non-intentionality, acceptability / unacceptability under certain conditions (for example, in case of the so-called «Carnegie lying», if it is a compliment to a woman, or if someone threatens our safety);

Ø Differences in attitudes towards lying in different linguistic cultures at different stages of historical development;

Ø Falsifications in literary texts: discussions about the authenticity, authorship or chronological relevance of certain texts (mystifications such as the image of Cherubina de Gabriac in the Russian linguistic culture, the need of proving the authorship of «And Quiet Flows the Don», the authorship and dating of «The Tale of Ihor’s Campaign», etc.).

Paper submissions are accepted until July 31,

The papers submitted according to the guidelines will be sent on a review. If the editors find that the submitted paper does not fulfill the requirements, they send it back to author for correction. The guide to the article writing can be found on the website of the Edition:

Publication of papers is free.

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If you have any questions regarding this project, please write directly to Hanna Chernenko: