From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Journal of Historical Linguistics from Benjamins
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John Benjamins is proud to announce a significant addition to its program
in historical linguistics. With the long-established journal Diachronica
and now the new Journal of Historical Linguistics, we hope to provide a
platform for the publication of many high-quality papers in this field.
The Journal of Historical Linguistics aims to publish papers dealing with
any language or language family as long as they make a significant
contribution to the theory or methodology of the field of historical
linguistics. In principle, all papers should have a diachronic orientation.
Papers published in the journal are expected to present more than a
repetition of previous studies extended to another dataset, but, e.g.,
bring new perspectives, refine existing methodologies or challenge current
views on general issues based on careful analysis of the extant historical
data. Regarding methodology there is a need to extend methods and
approaches well developed within linguistic typology to historical
linguistics, as there is still a major gap between these two fields. This
does not only mean that historical linguistics could profit from the
contribution of linguistic typology, but also the contrary. Thus,
contributions on diachronic typology, which combine methods from both
fields, would be most welcome.
Papers as a rule should be kept within a maximum of 10,000 words; longer
papers may be considered depending on quality/relevance of the data. All
papers will be peer reviewed by two or three external reviewers and by
members of the editorial board. The journal will publish book reviews of
medium length (up to 4,000 words); review articles (up to 10,000 words)
will also be considered. In addition, the journal will have a section for
book notices (500 words).
To ensure that a submission fits the aim and scope of JHL, authors are
encouraged to send a summary of their paper prior to formal submission, by
electronic mail as regular text or attachment, to the editors:
University of Pavia
Department of Linguistics
Corso Strada Nuova 65
I-27100 PAVIA, Italy
University of Bergen
Dept of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies
P.O. Box 7805
NO-5020 BERGEN, Norway
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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