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Acta Linguistica Hungarica
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Acta Linguistica Hungarica, an international journal of general linguistics, is seeking new readers and new contributors.
The journal publishes studies presenting theoretical linguistic research. Papers presenting empirical material must have strong theoretical implications. Discussions of issues related to the Uralic language family are especially welcome. The scope of the journal is not restricted to the traditional research areas of linguistics, it also covers areas such as socio- and psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, discourse analysis, the philosophy of language, language typology, and formal semantics. The journal also publishes book and dissertation reviews. The editors are ready to consider proposals for thematic issues.
Acta Linguistica Hungarica is edited by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. It has four issues per year. Its impact factor for 2012 is 0,098.
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