LINGUIST List 30.1557

Wed Apr 10 2019

Calls: General Linguistics / Lingua (Jrnl)

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Date: 10-Apr-2019
From: Rachel Conway <>
Subject: General Linguistics / Lingua (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Lingua

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call for Special Issue Proposals:

Lingua welcomes submissions from all linguistic disciplines, not only general linguistics (i.e. phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics) but also philosophy of language, rhetoric, historical linguistics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, cognitive linguistics, functional linguistics, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics.
Lingua continues the tradition of SPECIAL ISSUES focused on topics of current interest. The topic must represent an area of high interest and relevance for the journal. Special Issue proposals do not have to focus on research areas that have already been extensively covered in the journal. However, please consider that the following topics have already been addressed in recent Special Issues of Lingua: Diachronic and synchronic Chinese linguistics, Current Trends in Afro-Hispanic Linguistics, Linguistics of humour, Essays on evidentiality, Understanding Possession and Linguistic Research in the CLARIN Infrastructure.

Proposals for a Special Issue should have a well-articulated unifying theme and reflect, at an international level, the best work in a particular research area, either a mature area or an important emerging area, in which future investigation may be boosted by the publication of a set of excellent papers. Usually Special Issues contain contributions of researchers from a number of different countries.
Specifically, a proposal for a Special Issue should include:

- Working title
- Guest editor(s) and affiliation(s)
- Rational (500 words, explaining the scope and significance of the proposed theme)
- List of contributors, affiliations, article titles and abstracts
- Proposed timeline
- Any additional information (multimedia, guest editorial, promotional opportunities, e.g. relevant conferences)

Please note that an author can be involved in only one paper. The maximum length of a paper is 20,000 words (including references, tables and figures).
Please complete the Special Issue Proposal Form at
Proposals for Special Issues should be sent directly to the Editor-in-Chief, Professor Marta Dynel at who will then evaluate the proposal with the help of the Associate Editors, Professor Hilary Nesi and Dr. Lise Fontaine. The selection of the highest-quality proposal is the outcome of a collaborative evaluation by all members of the editorial team according to the following criteria:

- Suitability of the topic for Lingua
- Overall quality of the proposal: originality and contribution to the field
- Theoretical background and rationale of proposal and individual papers
- Methodological adequacy of the individual papers
- Clarity and significance of the results
- Quality of discussion and conclusions
- Completeness of the proposal
- Guest editor(s)' experience in editorial work

The proposal review process will take a maximum of 3 weeks. Once the highest-quality proposal has been selected among those submitted, it will be the responsibility of the Guest Editor(s) to proceed within the agreed time-line. The papers for the selected proposal should be submitted online. Each will undergo a regular peer review.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Editor-in-Chief for further details and clarifications.
We are looking forward to receiving your creative proposals.

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