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LINGUIST List 22.3584

Wed Sep 14 2011

Calls: Historical Ling, Syntax/ Journal of Historical Syntax (Jrnl)

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        1.     George Walkden , Journal of Historical Syntax

Message 1: Journal of Historical Syntax
Date: 14-Sep-2011
From: George Walkden <gw249cam.ac.uk>
Subject: Journal of Historical Syntax
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Full Title: Journal of Historical Syntax


Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2012

The all-new Journal of Historical Syntax (JHS) is a peer-reviewed open
access publication hosted as part of the Linguistic Society of America's
eLanguage platform. JHS is intended to present theoretically-informed papers
dealing with any aspect of historical syntax, whether diachronic change or the
synchronic description of historical language states. This subfield of
linguistics has never in the past had its own journal, but the flourishing of
work in the area since the 1970s, bringing with it advances in the
understanding of typical pathways of change as well as in the understanding
of the relationship between syntactic theory and diachrony and in the tools of
the discipline (large annotated corpora), means that such a journal is long
overdue.

The open access, online-only format of the journal makes it ideal for hosting
articles that go beyond the limitations of print. For instance, in historical
syntax, corpus queries and collections of data can be linked to from within
the article, making high quality quantitative work replicable in a way that is
impossible in traditional print journals, with no limit on length within reason.

The journal is now accepting submissions! Papers that combine philological
expertise with insights from linguistic theory are particularly welcome, though
no particular theory or framework will be given precedence. Alongside full-
length articles, squibs of up to 3,000 words and book reviews are also
welcome.

The speed of publication should be much greater than that found in traditional
print journals or printed conference volumes: authors should hear back within
twelve weeks, and articles will be published online as soon as they are
accepted.

In his plenary address at the 2011 LAGB Annual Meeting in Manchester,
Mark Liberman mentioned historical syntax as one of the subdisciplines of
linguistics that is currently at the dawn of a new golden age. JHS hopes to
aid in the dissemination of this golden-age research - we welcome your
submissions!



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