LINGUIST List 15.1128

Tue Apr 6 2004

All: SWJL Editor Position Announcement

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  1. Peter Gingiss, SWJL Editor position announcement

Message 1: SWJL Editor position announcement

Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 16:01:57 -0400 (EDT)
From: Peter Gingiss <>
Subject: SWJL Editor position announcement

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SWJL Editor position announcement

Applications and nominations for the position of Editor of the
Southwest Journal of Linguistics (SWJL) are invited. The current
Editor, Jon Jonz, has announced his retirement effective the end of
2004. The Executive Committee of the Linguistic Association of the
Southwest (LASSO), with which SWJL is associated, wishes to name a
successor at the annual meeting in September 2004 The new editor will
serve a 3-year term (2005-2007, volumes 24-26), which may be renewed.

SWJL is a peer-reviewed journal published in two issues per year (June
and December). The journal publishes papers across a broad range of
topics in linguistics, though research papers dealing with the
languages of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico are
especially encouraged. The journal also publishes scholarly reviews of
the literature, book reviews, and occasional commentary on topics of
concern to the readership. Thematic issues and issues prepared by
guest editors occasionally occur. Further information on the journal
is available in any recent issue of SWJL and at the SWJL web site:

The SWJL Editor directs and implements journal policy within the
mission and financial parameters established by the LASSO Executive
Committee. The Editor is responsible for all aspects of the journal,
from acquisition of manuscripts to production and mailing of the
journal. The responsibilities include handling manuscript submissions,
securing peer reviews of materials that represent a variety of
linguistic orientations and research methods, editing manuscripts for
content and style, and maintaining the overall academic quality of the
journal. The editorship is a volunteer position; no salary or
honorarium is provided by LASSO. It is highly desirable that the host
institution provide appropriate support to the Editor as well as for
the journal.

The association seeks individuals with a broad perspective on the
profession, proven organizational abilities, and a strong commitment
to excellence in research. Although the editorship has traditionally
been held by one person, the search committee welcomes any expressions
of interest in a co-editorship or other arrangements.

Expressions of interest and preliminary applications are welcome at
any time. Review of final applications will commence May 1, 2004, and
continue until a set of recommendations can be submitted to the LASSO
Executive Committee. Final applications should include a letter of
application, a curriculum vitae, and a supporting letter from the
applicant's host institution specifying any institutional support.

Inquiries should be submitted electronically to the chair of the
search committee, Peter Gingiss ( Questions about
current operations may also be directed to Editor Jon Jonz
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