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Sintagma. Journal of Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2013

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Sintagma. Journal of Linguistics

Call for Papers

Sintagma (ISSN 0214-9141) is open for reception of contributions (articles and reviews) for issue number 26 (December 2014).

Sintagma is a journal of linguistics that aims at promoting the exchange of knowledge in this area, regardless of any theoretical framework. Studies in both theoretical and applied linguistics are welcome, as well as works on any language or language variety, and contrastive linguistics. The only condition is that all submissions must be original and must not be under consideration by other journals or have been published elsewhere.

Sintagma is a yearly publication founded in 1988. Each number includes research papers. In addition to its printed edition, the journal is also available online at: www.sintagma.udl.cat. English version: http://www.sintagma.udl.cat/en/

Scientific Committee

Joan A. Argenter (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Vivian Cook (NewCastle University)
Tracey M. Derwing (University of Alberta)
Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University)
Peter Garrett (Cardiff University)
Salvador Gutiérrez (Universidad de León)
James R. Martin (University of Sydney)
Juan Carlos Moreno Cabrera (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Trudel Meisenburg (Universität Osnabrück)
Leo Van Lier (Monterey Institute of International Studies)
Patrick Saint-Dizier (Université Paul Sabatier)
Félix San Vicente (Università di Bologna)
Victoria Vázquez (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela)

Notes for Contributors

-Authors should send the originals in electronic format by email to sintagma@dal.udl.cat.
-Papers should not exceed 5,000 words (including references, tables and annexes).
-Direct references that may help identify the author should be omitted within the text. Name and affiliation of authors will be indicated in a separate file.
-The deadline to send contributions is November 30th , but it could finish before this date if a sufficient number of papers have been accepted to close the issue in process.
-Papers can be written in Catalan, English, French or Spanish.

Review Processes

Originals will be sent out for anonymous evaluation to two independent reviewers.

Authors will be informed about the result of the anonymous peer review process within the period of four months (maximum) after reception of original manuscripts.

Final acceptance will require the implementation of any modifications suggested by the reviewers and the adoption of the norms of publication of the journal.

All texts published in the journal's print format are also published online at www.sintagma.udl.cat, as well as in any documentary retrieval system in which this journal is included.


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The deadline for this call for papers is November 30, 2013.