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Communication and Argumentation in the Public Sphere

ISSN: 1843 – 7893 (print version)

Communication and Argumentation in the Public Sphere (CAPS) is a new series presenting research in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences. Only the print edition is available. It is published three times a year. 

The journal was established in 2007 and includes articles in English, French and Romanian. Abstracts of all articles are available in English and in the language of publication of each article. The journal is meant to gather articles presented in the annual editions of the conference and other submitted manuscripts in the form of articles, short essays (or squibs), book reviews, conference chronicles, and announcements relative to communication and argumentation as objects of research and study. 

CAPS welcomes papers on aspects of linguistic, philosophical, and socio-linguistic research. Languages of publication from now on : English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese. Articles can be submitted throughout the year. 

The first issues were published on the occasion of the First Conference with the same name, held on the premises of Dunarea de Jos University, Galati, Romania, in April 2007. This conference (2007, 2008, 2009) is held in spring each year. The theme of the First Conference Communication and Argumentation in the Public Sphere was the dichotomy Public Space vs Private Space. The First Conference was organized by a team of professors and post-doc researchers in the framework of the DISCORPS CEEX PD17 Project, Discourse and Communication in the Romanian Public Space, financed by the Romanian Ministry of Education, Research, and Youth. 

Several fields of interest and research are present in the first contributors’ approaches: social and political sciences, philosophy, linguistics, discourse analysis, media analysis, pragmatics, education, religious studies. Among the topics of the articles: the concept of public space, the cultural public sphere, issues of citizenship in the public space, cooperation and conflict in the public sphere, conviviality in the public space, the public sphere and argumentative practice, media strategies, linguistic issues connected to the public sphere, various public spaces, transformation of private space into public space, religious issues in the public sphere, persuasion strategies in citizen representation and in the public sphere, educational and pedagogic aspects in the public space, translation as a public space issue, the transnational and transcultural public sphere, literary representations of the private and of the public, values in the public sphere communication. 

Full text articles are not available on-line, but may be obtained by request. 

Editors: Anca Gata, Adela Dragan