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Questions and Answers in Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2013

Call Information:
Editor's Note: This is the second call for papers. The deadline has been extended.

Journal Questions and Answers in Linguistics

Special Issue Topic - Adverbials

Traditionally distinguished as (mostly) optional elements modifying the meaning of the 'core' sentence (verb with arguments), adverbs and adverbials proved to be particularly challenging for grammatical theories because of their unclear categorial nature, variable positions (sometimes with different interpretations), strict relative ordering or associated scope effects.

There is an ongoing debate between two major approaches to adverbial constructions: the adjunct view (cf. Ernst 2002; Haider 2000) and the specifier view (cf. Cinque 1999, 2004; Alexiadou 1997). A separate, though related issue, concerns the category of lexical items traditionally identified as adverbs, which can be closely morphologically related to words from various syntactic classes (often adjectives, but also nouns or prepositions).

We invite papers addressing problems of the proper analysis of adverbs and adverbial constructions, including, but not limited to:
- specifier / adjunct controversy
- status of adverbs as a separate lexical category
- relative ordering and scope of adverbials
- adverbial classes
- cross-linguistic differences in adverbial form and meaning
- processing of adverbials
- acquisition of adverbials

Submission

Authors interested in publication should send their manuscripts as well as any questions at:
piotr.gulgowski@gmail.com

Each paper selected for publication will be evaluated by at least two reviewers, following the double-blind review policy. For this reason, an additional anonymous version of the manuscript should be submitted with no obvious information that could be used to identify the author (like name, contact address, academic affiliation, grant information). Both versions should be sent in two formats: a doc or docx file and a pdf file. For more information, including our style guide, visit the QAL website:
http://www.ifa.uni.wroc.pl/linguistics/qal.html


About the Journal

Who are we?
Questions and Answers in Linguistics (QAL) is an open access online peer-reviewed journal published by Center for General and Comparative Linguistics at the University of Wrocław, Poland. QAL presents papers focused on especially problematic areas of linguistic research, based on data from diverse languages. As far as theoretical analyses are concerned, we are primarily interested in works within the generative paradigm, although papers using different theoretical approaches will also be considered. We express an interest in interdisciplinary research employing methods from typology, historical studies, corpus studies and experimental psycho- or neurolinguistics providing an empirical background to purely theoretical research.

Editor-in-Chief
Joanna Błaszczak
University of Wrocław
e-mail: joanna.blaszczak@googlemail.com
Editorial Assistant
Piotr Gulgowski
University of Wrocław
e-mail: piotr.gulgowski@gmail.com

Who can publish?
We accept submissions from professional researchers as well as graduate students.

What can be published?
We are looking for original research papers (presenting formal analyses, fieldwork, corpus research or experiment results) and reviews of current literature. The article must be written in English, it should not be published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere and it should not exceed 30 pages in length.

The deadline for this call for papers is September 15, 2013.


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