LINGUIST List 31.2111

Mon Jun 29 2020

Calls: Historical Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics, Translation, Lexicography, Writing Systems, Ling & Literature / Journal of Comparative Philology (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 27-Jun-2020
From: Alireza Korangy <>
Subject: Historical Linguistics, Text/Corpus Linguistics, Translation, Lexicography, Writing Systems, Ling & Literature / Journal of Comparative Philology (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Journal of Comparative Philology

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Lexicography; Ling & Literature; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation; Writing Systems

Call for Papers:

Philology is a rigorously scientific approach to the study of the phenomenon of language as mediated by texts. While literary texts remain the primary subject of philological inquiry, we consider philology to embrace the study of orally-transmitted texts as well, thereby encompassing both the oral and literary manifestations of language. Traditional Philology also encompasses elements of Historical and Comparative Linguistics, but is not limited in its scope to these disciplines. Comparative Philology, by contrast, entails the study of language, as mediated by texts, across geographic, chronological, and scholarly boundaries. The Journal of Comparative Philology is therefore committed to publishing philological scholarship that reflects explicit diachronic, multicultural, crosslinguistic, and/or transdisciplinary approaches.

We deem such contributions to be rigorously scientific if they are precise (that is, it is made clear from the outset what the author's contribution is, in terms of the problem, the hypothesis, and any conclusions, using vocabulary in a way that is either commonly accepted or, where a scholarly consensus does not exist, is defined in such a way as to acknowledge both the author's point of view as well as potential differences of opinion in the literature), reproducible (that is, anyone with the same data could potentially come to the same conclusions), falsifiable (which simply entails that the author give some consideration as to what conditions or outcomes would disprove his or her hypothesis and any conclusions that arise from the research, and make a good faith effort to demonstrate that these do not obtain), and parsimonious (that is, they reflect the least complicated explanation, provided that all other reasonable explanations have been acknowledged and consciously excluded). We ask that all contributions heed these scientific approaches prior to submission.

Journal of Comparative Philology welcomes and explores highly researched articles in the field that speak to philology and its core constituents. The regional reach of the journal is non-specified and the editors welcome all (world) philological research. We are particularly (definitely not exclusively) interested in philological research that has an interdisciplinary and/or comparative edge. At its heart, philology entails making sense of texts. Practitionists of this ''Queen of the Sciences'' distinguish themselves from other literary interpreters by means of close readings informed, constrained, and fundamentally structured by historical and comparative linguistic considerations. The Journal of Comparative Philology navigates multiple dimensions of language, grammar, and text by encouraging essays that explore a broad cross-section of disciplines, in order to cultivate a fuller understanding and appreciation of the text. The journal offers studies on more fundamental issues involving the question of how linguistic principles sustain and influence expression. Compounding this interplay is the role that linguistic discourse itself plays in scholarly disputes negotiating intent and result. In this regard, the journal also focuses on the question of how older philology impacts its modern forerunner.

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