Graduate Journal of Social Science
Special Issue: Formal Methods of Temporal Analysis
Call for Papers Date:
Social scientists are increasingly employing narrative techniques to study social life: working with events rather than variables. Formal analytic techniques such as Event Structure Analysis, Optimal Matching, Semantic Grammars and Comparative Narratives have accompanied these methodological advances. This special issue solicits papers from across the social sciences that employ formal methods of temporal analysis. As sequence analysis involves a distinct set of problems such as duration, enchainment, emplotment and colligation, we are also interested in papers that investigate the theoretical issues raised by these methods.
Potential authors should submit a preliminary proposal of no more than 500 words by 1 August 2005 to the special issue editor, Jeffrey Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The proposal should include the research question(s), the theoretical and/or empirical basis for the paper and preliminary findings. Accepted authors will be invited to submit a full paper of approximately 5,000-8,000 words by 1 January 2006. Anticipated publication date for the issue is Spring 2006.
Those interested in contributing are encouraged to contact Jeffrey Roberts with questions and ideas.
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