LINGUIST List 24.1450

Thu Mar 28 2013

Calls: Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Semantics, Syntax, Typology/ Questions and Answers in Linguistics (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <>

Date: 28-Mar-2013
From: Piotr Gulgowski <>
Subject: Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, Semantics, Syntax, Typology/ Questions and Answers in Linguistics (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Questions and Answers in Linguistics

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2013

About the Journal

Who are we?
Questions and Answers in Linguistics (QAL) is a free 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.

Joanna BłaszczakUniversity of Wrocław

Manuscripts should be sent in two formats: a doc file and a pdf file. Submitted papers should follow the style guide available from:

Each paper selected for publication will be evaluated by at least two reviewers, following the double-blind review policy. For this reason, the manuscript should contain no obvious information that could be used to identify the author (especially in the case of self references). Please provide your personal data (name, contact address, academic institution) in the submission e-mail.

For more information, visit the QAL website:

Issue Topic

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

June 30, 2013

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