1. Introduction: are discourse analysts 'essential workers' Rodney H. Jones; 2. The veil of civilization and the semiotics
of the mask Rodney H. Jones; 3. Communicating expertise in the COVID-19 pandemic: a genre analytical perspective Christoph
Hafner; 4. Face masks and cultural identity on YouTube Wing Yee Jenifer Ho; 5. Investigating media representations of SARS-CoV-2
in the UK, USA and Germany: what can a comparative corpus-based discourse analysis contribute to our understanding of the
pandemic? Sylvia Jaworska; 6. Sense and sensibility: urban public signs during a pandemic Zhu Hua; 7. When the internet gets
'coronafied': pandemic creativity and humour in internet memes Erhan Aslan; 8. #HateIsAVirus: talking about COVID-19 'hate'
Carmen Lee; 9. Order out of chaos: coronavirus communication and the construction of competence Rodney H. Jones; 10. How to
make sense of communication and interaction in a pandemic Elisabetta Amadi.