LINGUIST List 13.2893

Fri Nov 8 2002

TOC: Lingua Franca articles in Lingua, Vol 113 Iss 2

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  1. Neden, Julie (ELS), Lingua Franca articles in Lingua, Vol 113 Iss 2

Message 1: Lingua Franca articles in Lingua, Vol 113 Iss 2

Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 15:26:55 -0000
From: Neden, Julie (ELS) <>
Subject: Lingua Franca articles in Lingua, Vol 113 Iss 2

Julie Neden
Elsevier Science

Dear Linguist List Readers,

Lingua is introducing a series of provocative articles under the
general heading of Lingua Franca. Initially, essays are invited on a
favourite topic. These essays voice strong opinions and are supported
by arguments in an entertaining manner. Obvious examples of the genre
include Geoff Pullum's Topic/Comment contributions to Natural Language
and Linguistic Theory and Neil Smith's and Elan Dresher's columns for
Glot International. Following publication of the initial provocative
essay, responses are elicited and published. The original contributor
then has their opportunity to reply.

Where someone is an obvious target of a particular contribution, he or
she will also be sent a copy and invited to respond, usually in the
same issue of the journal. Other responses are welcome, provided new
points are being made, and will be published on an ongoing basis. The
editors retain the right to decide on publication, to edit exchanges,
and to close off the discussion.

The following two articles published in Lingua, Vol 113 Iss 2 are
examples of Lingua Franca.

Phonology and the Holy Grail
A. McMahon, pp 103-115
Full text via ScienceDirect :

Reactions to April McMahon's paper
M. Yip, pp 117-121
Full text via ScienceDirect :

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