LINGUIST List 27.909

Fri Feb 19 2016

Calls: General Linguistics/ Language and Linguistics in Melanesia (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <>

Date: 19-Feb-2016
From: Ray Stegeman <>
Subject: General Linguistics/ Language and Linguistics in Melanesia (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Language and Linguistics in Melanesia

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

This is a general call for papers to be submitted for publication in Language and Linguistics in Melanesia, Vol. 34, 2016.

Language and Linguistics in Melanesia (LLM) is published by the Linguistic Society of Papua New Guinea.

Aims and Scope

Language and Linguistics in Melanesia (originally Kivung) is a peer-reviewed journal which promotes linguistic thought in Melanesia and the South Pacific. ''It is concerned with all branches of linguistics, with preference being given to contributions of general theoretical interest, to articles dealing with the languages of Papua New Guinea, and to the application of linguistic research to the teaching of language.''

LLM online seeks to stimulate linguistic endeavours and help researchers and professionals in the field of linguistics and applied linguistics to record, publish, and share ideas and research findings that serve to enhance our understanding of human language and its role in society. Please send in your original articles, case studies, book reviews and communications of interest dealing with all languages of Melanesia to or to the editor at

Submissions Guide for LLM Contributors

Despite general flexibility with regard to length, articles should not, on average, exceed 8,500 words (6,000 word limit for reviews).

LLM has been traditionally flexible with regard to format, provided it is not too esoteric, and that it is consistent throughout the article/review. Some things, however, are 'musts' for publishing online, and Rule #1 is to avoid all extraneous formatting, in order to make your submission as 'web-friendly' as possible.

Basic Formatting

Please Use:

I. MS Word (not higher than MS Word 2010)
II. Times New Roman 12 point font throughout the document; bold caps size 12 for headings
III. Spacing: 1.5 between lines
IV. Paragraphs: Double space between paragraphs
V. Margins: 1 inch (2.54 cm) on all four sides of the page
VI. Minimize all text formatting (e.g., italics, bold, etc.)
VII. Left-align throughout the document (do not justify)
VIII. Simple footnotes at the bottom of the page; avoid end notes
IX. Number pages serially in the bottom centre of each page

Do Not Use

I. 'Smart tags' or hyperlinks
II. Section breaks: these interfere with formatting
III. Headers / Footers.
IV. Any automatic software for referencing, footnotes, headers, footers, etc.
Language & Linguistics in Melanesia style sheet
Despite a long historical association with the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) guidelines, LLM online will largely follow the 2007 Unified Style Sheet for Linguistics, as most linguistics journals have now adopted its guidelines on all major points. It's online at:

Abstract: The abstract should contain an informative summary of the main points of the article, including, where relevant, the article's purpose, theoretical framework, methodology, types of data analysed, subject information, main findings, and conclusions. The abstract should reflect the focus of the article. Abstract should not exceed 250 words.

Keywords: List 4-7 keywords to facilitate locating the article through keyword searches (place after the abstract: Keywords: X, Y …)

Special Matter: graphs, charts, tables / other objects/illustrations: embed in the body of the document.

Phonetic transcription: Please use IPA SIL Unicode for MS Windows XP

Citations: Unified style sheet for linguistics was developed to serve as a flexible 'default' spiced with common sense.

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