LINGUIST List 32.2269

Sat Jul 03 2021

Calls: General Linguistics / Lexique (Jrnl)

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 30-Jun-2021
From: Lucie Barque <>
Subject: General Linguistics / Lexique (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Lexique

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2022

Call for proposals:
Lexique 31

Empirical approaches to regular polysemy

Editors : Lucie Barque (Université Sorbonne Paris Nord & LLF) et Pauline Haas (Université Paris Nord, Pléiade & Lattice)

Regular polysemy, which refers to regular sense alternations in word classes, is a key notion in the study of both the dynamic structure of lexicons and the organization of speakers’ mental lexicons. Many theoretical studies have been devoted to investigating regular polysemy. More recently, empirical studies based on the analysis of lexical, distributional, experimental or typological data have confirmed the fundamentally gradual and heterogeneous nature of this phenomenon.

The aim of this special issue is to collect studies focused on the empirical assessment of regular polysemy in order to provide answers to theoretical issues raised in the literature and to investigate new research directions.

Topics that could be addressed in the submitted papers include, but are not limited to:
- Assessment of polysemy patterns and of their degrees of regularity based on the analysis of corpus and/or lexical data,
- Links between regular polysemy and morphological derivation for regular sense alternations observed in the morphologically complex lexicon,
- Experimental assessment of the mental representation and processing of regular polysemous words, as compared to irregular polysemous words and facet words (i.e words with multiple but compatible meanings, such as book),
- Identification of cross-linguistic sense alternations and language-specific conventions in contrastive studies.

Recommendations to the authors:
- Submission statements including a (provisional) title, the names of the authors, a list of keywords, as well as a summary that should not exceed 3000 signs (spaces included), are to be sent by email to and to before September 15th, 2021.
- Submitted papers should not exceed 55 000 signs, spaces, bibliography and graphics included. They can be written in French or in English ; the summaries should be written both in French and in English. Please use the following formatting guidelines: Please send your submission before February 15th, 2022 to and to
- Submission format: docx or odt, and PDF

Important deadlines:
- Reception of abstracts: 15th September, 2021
- Reception of articles: 15th February, 2022
- Double-blind peer review: from 15th February to 1st June 2022
- Notification of acceptance: 1st June, 2022
- Revision of the articles: 1st September, 2022
- Final formatting and composition: November 2022

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