Call for Chapters: Overcoming Transgression on the Internet: Considering Multimedia Forensic and Linguistic Techniques


Piet Kommers, University of Twente, Netherlands
Jonathan Bishop, Crocels, United Kingdom
Alice Lea, Crocels, United Kingdom
Jacob Wiltshire, Crocels, United Kingdom
William Cordell, Crocels, United Kingdom

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: June 5, 2022
Full Chapters Due: June 13, 2022


A wide-ranging investigation of the transgressive internet from a multimedia angle, including Forensic Linguistics. The transgressive internet includes internet trolling, threatening texts and texts which break moral boundaries. In this manner, we will be investigating the issue of arbitrarily set moral boundaries in regards to the transgressive internet. We will also investigate the language of the transgressive internet and will be accessing whether or not a text can be interpreted as a threat. We will also look at the language of rape threats and investigate them in detail.


To better understand the issues of transgressive behaviour on the internet, the impact of it on people's interactions on the internet and the relationship between hate speech and free speech. This book will have academic merit on a relevant, expanding subject whilst approaching the subject from multiple perspectives to develop a well-rounded understanding and comprehension of the subject. The themes of speech, language and subjectivity on the internet will be impacted as it will be analysed from differing specialisations and perspectives from a variety of angles. This will also investigate the issues surrounding arbitrarily set and ever changing social and moral boundaries on the internet.

Target Audience

The book is academic therefore is aimed towards an academic audience, however the book aims to be accessible for other non-specialist readers who are interested in transgressive internet use. The book will be used to understand this subject and provide some unique perspectives and opinions on the subject to help stimulate debate.

Recommended Topics

The Transgressive Internet, Multimedia Linguistics, Forensic Linguistics, Internet Trolling, Comments, Free Speech, Hate Speech, The Twitter Joke Trial, Language of Trolling, History of Trolling, Origins of Trolling, Trolling and Free Speech, Linguistic Properties of Threatening Messages, Forensic Linguistic Multimedia Annotation Methods, Defining and Differentiating between Threats and Trolling, E-Moderation.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before June 5, 2022, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by June 8, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by June 13, 2022, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Overcoming Transgression on the Internet: Considering Multimedia Forensic and Linguistic Techniques. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2022.

Important Dates

June 5, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
June 8, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
June 13, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
June 30, 2022: Final Chapter Submission


If you have any general queries, please contact us by email at Piet Kommers University of Twente Jonathan Bishop Crocels Alice Lea Crocels Jacob Wiltshire Crocels William Cordell Crocels


Computer Science and Information Technology; Education; Library and Information Science; Media and Communications; Security and Forensics; Government and Law; Social Sciences and Humanities
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