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Folia Linguistica

Acta Societatis Linguisticae Europaeae

Editor-in-Chief: Cuyckens, Hubert / Ritt, Nikolaus

3 Issues per year

Folia Linguistica
IMPACT FACTOR 2014: 0.314
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.434

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2014: 0.316
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2014: 0.922
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2014: 0.407

Folia Linguistica Historica
IMPACT FACTOR increased in 2014: 0.429

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2014: 0.104
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2014: 0.554
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2014: 0.103

ERIH category 2011: INT2


Aims and Scope

Folia Linguistica and its supplement Folia Linguistica Historica are the peer-reviewed journals of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE). Each volume consists of two issues of Folia Linguistica plus one issue of Folia Linguistica Historica.

Folia Linguistica covers all non-historical areas in the traditional disciplines of general linguistics (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics), and also sociological, discoursal, computational and psychological aspects of language and linguistic theory. Other areas of central concern are grammaticalization and language typology. Folia Linguistica Historica is exclusively devoted to diachronic linguistics (including both historical and comparative linguistics), and to the history of linguistics.

The journal consists of scientific articles presenting results of original research, review articles, overviews of research in specific areas, book reviews, and a miscellanea section carrying reports and discussion notes. In addition, proposals from prospective guest editors for occasional special issues on selected current topics are welcomed.

Folia Linguistica is a peer-reviewed journal of international scope.

Additional websites for the journal can be accessed at www.folialinguistica.com and http://folh.univie.ac.at/home/ (hosted by the University of Vienna).

Instructions for Authors

1.  Contact details
All correspondence concerning Folia Linguistica should be sent to the Editor:

Prof. Dr. Hubert Cuyckens
KU Leuven (University of Leuven)
Department of Linguistics
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21
PO Box 3308
3000 Leuven

All correspondence concerning Folia Linguistica Historica should be sent to the Editor:

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Ritt
University of Vienna
English Department
Uni-Campus AAKH
Hof 8
Spitalgasse 2
1090 Vienna

2.  How to submit a paper for consideration for publication in FoL

Normally at least one author of any article PUBLISHED in Folia Linguistica must be a member of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE). However, NON-MEMBERS MAY ALSO SUBMIT MANUSCRIPTS FOR CONSIDERATION. Once the review process has been completed, if their papers are accepted for publication they will be required to join SLE.

Contributions are to be in the English language only. Spelling should be British English or American English and should be consistent throughout the paper. Contributors whose native language is not English should have their manuscripts carefully checked by a native speaker.

Submission of an article implies that it has not previously been published, and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Only papers of no more than 40 pages formatted as specified below, including references and footnotes, will normally be accepted.

Authors submitting papers for consideration should send an anonymized electronic copy of the paper submitted as a PDF file and in a word-processor format compatible with PC/Windows XP/MS Word, both as e-mail attachments. After producing the PDF file, check it to make sure that figures appear as intended and that the correct fonts have been used for special characters such as phonetics.

Author details should not be included in the electronic files: the name(s) and address(es) of the author(s) should appear in the body of the e-mail message accompanying the submission, together with the paper's title and the total number of words.

Texts should be SINGLE-SPACED with all pages numbered consecutively. Use a standard typeface such as the Times New Roman fonts that ship with Windows Vista and Windows 7, or download a modern Unicode font such as SIL Doulos (a Times New Roman lookalike) at this address:

These fonts can be used on Macs and PCs. They contain many character sets (Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, phonetics, much math, etc.).

Notes MUST appear as FOOTNOTES, not as endnotes. All figures, charts and tables MUST be left in the appropriate place in the manuscript rather than moved to the end.

An ABSTRACT OF ABOUT 100-200 WORDS IS REQUIRED ALREADY AT THIS STAGE. Do not duplicate the abstract in the introduction or the conclusions, and vice versa. Please remember also that an abstract merely states what the article is about: it is not a summary. Do not argue any points, and do not give references unless the article is about someone else's work.

Within forty-eight hours of submission authors will receive an acknowledgement of receipt via e-mail.

3.  The reviewing process

Submitted articles are sent to two qualified reviewers for peer review. FoL seeks to conduct the review process and respond to authors regarding the outcome of the review within 8 weeks of receipt.

4.  Form of manuscripts accepted for publication

Authors whose manuscripts have been accepted for publication should send an electronic copy of the article submitted as a pdf file and in a word-processor format compatible with PC/Windows XP/MS Word, both as e-mail attachments.

Concerning the overall form of the manuscript, authors are asked to keep formatting to a minimum; do NOT use right-justified margins and do NOT divide words at ends of lines.

The title page should include the title of the article, an abstract of about 100-200 words, suggested keywords (from four to six), author's name and affiliation, and full address, including e-mail and fax information, indicating - in case there is more than one author - who will be responsible for proofreading and correspondence.

An acknowledgements footnote should be marked with a superscript '1' (not an asterisk) at the end of the title.

The various components of the article manuscript (with the exception of the Notes, see above) should follow the specifications of the De Gruyter Mouton journal style sheet.

5.  Proofs

Authors will receive proofs for correction, which must be returned by dates determined by the publication schedule.

6.  Offprints

On publication, an electronic offprint (a PDF file) will be sent free of charge to each  author.

Book Review Information

All correspondence concerning book reviews in Folia Linguistica should be sent to the Review Editor:

Javier Pérez-Guerra
Department of English, French and German
Universidad de Vigo
Campus Universitario
36310 Vigo

All correspondence concerning book reviews in Folia Linguistica Historica should be sent to the Review Editor:

Brigitte L. M. Bauer
Department of French and Italian
University of Texas
Austin, TX 78712-1197

Authors of book reviews should follow the guidelines provided above and pay special attention to the following additional specifications:

1. Length
Reviews in FoL are generally between 1,500 and 3,000 words in length, as commissioned by the Editor.

2. Style and formatting
Reviews are headed by the details of the book under review and the reviewer's name and affiliation. The latter must be right-aligned. Note the typographic conventions, punctuation and order of information in the following example:

Frits Beukema & Marcel den Dikken, eds. 2000. Clitic phenomena in European languages (Linguistics Today 30.) Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Pp. ix + 320. ISBN 90-272-2751-9.

Reviewed by JUAN PÉREZ, University of Santiago de Compostela

Review texts are usually NOT divided into sections and subsections.

All the pages must be numbered continuously throughout, starting from the main text, then the bibliographical references, then the reviewer's address, and finally footnotes, if any.

References should be kept to a minimum. As a rule of thumb there should be no more than twelve references in a 3,000 word review and no more than nine in a shorter review.

When referring to chapter titles or the titles of individual papers in a collective volume, the following format should be used:

In Chapter 8, "The changing status of infinitival to", Los explores the implications of the analysis of the to-infinitive as a subjunctive equivalent…

The seventh paper in the volume is by Volkmar Lehmann, entitled "Grammaticalization via extending derivation"…

The author's or editor's name, and the names of the authors of individual papers in an edited volume should be given in full at first mention, that is, by first name and surname, and referred to by surname alone subsequently, as in the above examples.

Page references to passages in the book under review are given in parentheses and preceded by the abbreviations p. or pp., as appropriate. E.g. (p. 24), not just (24).

Review author's full postal and e-mail addresses immediately follow the bibliographical references. The following exact format should be used:

Reviewer’s address
Department of English
Facultad de Filología
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
E-15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
-mail: jperez@usc.es

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Folia Linguistica

Prof. Dr. Hubert Cuyckens
KU Leuven (University of Leuven)
Department of Linguistics
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21
PO Box 3308
3000 Leuven

Review Editor
Prof. Dr. Javier Pérez-Guerra
Department of English, French and German
Universidad de Vigo
Campus Universitario
36310 Vigo

Editorial Board
John Ole Askedal (University of Oslo, Norway)
Balthasar Bickel (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Sonia Cristofaro (University of Pavia, Italy)
María Josep Cuenca (University of Valencia, Spain)
Wolfgang U. Dressler (University of Vienna, Austria)
Teresa Fanego (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Salomé Gutiérrez Morales (CIESAS-GOLFO, Xalapa, Mexico)
Knud Lambrecht (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Elisabeth Leiss (University of Munich, Germany)
Silvia Luraghi (University of Pavia, Italy)
Belén Méndez-Naya (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
Amina Mettouchi (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, France)
Heiko Narrog (Tohoku University, Japan)
Jean-Christophe Verstraete (University of Leuven, Belgium)
Letizia Vezzosi (University of Perugia, Italy)
Douglas C. Walker (University of Calgary, Canada)

Folia Linguistica Historica

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Ritt
University of Vienna
English Department
Uni-Campus AAKH
Hof 8
Spitalgasse 2
1090 Wien

Review Editor
Brigitte L. M. Bauer
University of Texas at Austin, USA

Editorial Team
Andreas Baumann
Kamil Kaźmierski
Lotte Sommerer
Márta Sarolta Viola
(University of Vienna)

Editorial Board
Anders Ahlqvist (University of Sydney, Australia)
Henning Andersen (UCLA, USA)
Brigitte L. M. Bauer (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Bert Cornillie (University of Leuven, Belgium)
Wolfgang U. Dressler (University of Vienna, Austria)
Jacek Fisiak (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan, Poland)
Piotr Gasiorowski (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan, Poland)
Hans Heinrich Hock (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Johanna Laakso (University of Vienna, Austria)
Roger Lass (Cape Town, South Africa)
John Charles Smith (University of Oxford, UK) (Squib Editor)

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