Technology and Language is a new peer-reviewed, open-access, professionally produced online journal. It invites interdisciplinary explorations at the interface of technology and language. The manifold relations of technology and language are subject from the point of view of history, linguistics, cultural studies, anthropology, philosophy, literary and media studies:
Chief science editor: Alfred Nordmann (Institut für Philosophie, Technische Universität Darmstadt)
This is a call for papers for the special theme of the 2022-issue of Technology and Language.
(Deadline January 10, 2022)
The word “robot” is a Czech invention. As the word traveled to English speaking areas and from there to other languages and cultures, did the robot on this journey become something else? For robots and AI, more generally, we want to explore how they are imagined, defined, described, comprehended, constructed or even misunderstood before and after they become a technological reality – how they are constituted in language, how cosmopolitan or intercultural they are. We are hoping for contributions from linguistics, philosophy, cultural and gender studies, history of technology, STS, and literature.
Contributed papers on any topic within the scope of the journal are also welcome.