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Wed Dec 14 2011

FYI: Linguistic Variation Now Twice Per Year Journal

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Message 1: Linguistic Variation Now Twice Per Year Journal
Date: 12-Dec-2011
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Linguistic Variation Now Twice Per Year Journal
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John Benjamins Publishing announces that Linguistic Variation (LV),
the continuation of the Linguistic Variation Yearbook, now has a
publishing frequency of two numbers per year.

Linguistic Variation is an international, peer-reviewed journal that
focuses on the theoretical study of linguistic variation. It seeks to
investigate to what extent the study of linguistic variation can shed light
on the broader issue of language-particular versus language-universal
properties, on the interaction between what is fixed and necessary on
the one hand and what is variable and contingent on the other. This
enterprise involves properly defining and delineating the notion of
linguistic variation, identifying possible loci of variation, investigating
what the variable properties of natural language reveal about its
underlying invariant core, and conversely, exploring the range and type
of variation that arises from the interaction between several invariant
principles.

Empirically, these issues can be investigated on the level of both intra-
and interlinguistic differences, of closely related languages
(microvariation, dialectology) and larger typological groups
(macrovariation). Theoretically, these questions can be addressed from
the point of view of syntax, morphology, phonology, phonetics,
acquisition, psycholinguistics and semantics.

Linguistic Variation aims to provide a forum for the discussion of these
and related topics. It welcomes both empirically and theoretically
oriented papers that further our understanding of linguistic variation by
relating patterns of variation to the organization of the language
faculty.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics


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