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FYI: Language and Linguistics: Five Associate Editors from 15.4 (2014)

Author: Olivia Weng

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin

FYI Body: Language and Linguistics (L&L) is happy to announce that Professors Randy J. LaPolla and Yen-Hwei Lin have kindly agreed to join the journal as Associate Editors from Volume 15, Number 4 (2014), bringing the new editorial team to a total of one Editor-in-Chief (Professor C.-C. Jane Tang) and five Associate Editors (Professors Henry Y. Chang, Randy J. LaPolla, Thomas Hun-Tak Lee, Yen-Hwei Lin and Pei-chuan Wei). The collective expertise and joint service will no doubt broaden the journal’s academic diversities and range of collegial participation while strengthen its role as an open publishing venue for the communities of Linguistics and Chinese Linguistics. So plan to submit your papers to L&L in the future!

Please find a brief introduction of the new Associate Editors below.

Professor Randy J. LaPolla received his Ph.D from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990. He is a Professor of Linguistics at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests and specialization include linguistic typology, historical linguistics, functional syntax, pragmatics and Sino-Tibetan linguistics.

Professor Yen-Hwei Lin received her Ph.D from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989. She is a Professor of Linguistics at Michigan State University, USA. Her research interests and specialization include phonology, phonology-phonetics, phonology-morphology interfaces and Chinese phonology.

L&L invites submissions of research in general or theoretical linguistics on languages of East Asia and the Pacific Region.

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