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LK is an international journal of linguistic research focusing on various aspects of the Lithuanian language: its phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, lexicon and discourse, semantics and pragmatics. Submissions are invited which report empirical findings, advance their theoretical appreciation or refine methodology. The authors are encouraged to submit research articles, review articles and book reviews. Surveys, analytical essays and debate contributions are also welcome.
LK is published in electronic format only, one volume per year.
LK welcomes papers in Lithuanian, English, German, French or Russian. Authors are encouraged to have their manuscript reviewed for language before submission.
Articles submitted to LK are reviewed by at least two anonymous referees, which usually takes one month. The author is obliged to take the reviewersʼ comments into account when preparing the final version of his/her article.
Aims and Scope
Why subscribe and read
- Current research in all fields of Lithuanian Linguistics,
- Forum for both established and young scholars,
- No particular theories or trends favoured,
- Fair and constructive double-blind peer review,
- Fast and efficient publication process.
- Type of Publication:
Instructions for Authors
Guidelines for Contributors
1. Submitting a paper
Authors should submit their manuscript in an MSWord format, adapted for the Windows operating system and DOC or RTF file to the Editor by e-mail with the main body of the e-mail message containing the name/s of the author/s, affiliation and address information. No hard copies are required. If needed, a PDF file of the manuscript can be attached.
Do not submit a paper which has been published previously or is simultaneously being submitted elsewhere.
2. Composition of an article and review
The articleshould start with the name(s) and institutional affiliation of the author/s, followed by the title of the article. An abstract should not exceed 100 words; after it a handful of suggested keywords (both in the case of articles only) should be enclosed. It is desirable to split the body of the paper into smaller sections as needed, to number and to entitle each of them. The article ends with the alphabetically ordered lists of abbreviations and bibliographical references, a full correspondence address and e-mail of the author/s.
For articles, a summary of not more than 300 words is required. The summary should be submitted in the same language as the article; it will be translated into English or Lithuanian by the editors. The translation will afterwards be approved by the author.
Bibliographical references should be given in the main text, not in footnotes. The references contain the authorʼs last name, year of publication and page numbers. Page numbers should be in round brackets, unless the whole reference is already in brackets, e.g., about thie type cf. Stang (1966: 223); or (about this type cf. Stang 1966: 223). Please use endnotes rather than footnotes for any additional information or comments.
Special matter (figures, tables, maps, pictures, other artwork) to be inserted in the body of the paper should be submitted in a separate file. The resolution of point illustrations (e. g., photos) should be smaller than 300 dpi. Each illustration of this kind is to be provided in in a separate file. All tables and diagrams should be numbered consecutively, entitled and provided with legends. Express reference should be made to them in the body of the article (e. g., ... as shown in table 1).
The reviewshould start with full bibliographical details of the book under consideration. Bibliographical references, like in articles, should be given in the main text. An alphabetically arranged full list of references should be given at the end of the review. The review ends with the name(s) of the author/s and institutional affiliation/s, a full correspondence address and e-mail of the author/s.
3. Formatting and style
The authors are requested to use Unicode fonts. It is highly recommended to use the Palemonas font, created for the needs of Lithuanian, Baltic or Indo-European languages. It can be freely downloaded from the website of the State Commission of the Lithuanian Language (www.vlkk.lt), an electronic book with a full description of the font is also available in a PDF file.
Linguistic forms discussed in the body of the text should be italicized and if necessary, followed by glosses, which should be given in single inverted commas. For additional emphasis within italicised examples and for singling out important terms and notions, bold type may be used.
4. List of references
The list of references should be formatted according to the following pattern:
Ambrazas, V. (red.) 2006: Dabartinės lietuvių kalbos gramatika, Vilnius: Mokslo ir enciklopedijų leidybos institutas.
Givón, T. 2001: Syntax. An Introduction 1, Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Hasiuk, M. (ed.) 1993: Contributions to Baltic linguistics, Poznań: Wydawnictwo UAM. (Linguistic and Oriental Studies from Poznań, Monograph Supplement Series 2.)
Ulvydas, K., Ambrazas, V., Valeckienė, A. (red.) 1976: Lietuvių kalbos gramatika 3: Sintaksė, Vilnius: Mokslas.
Holvoet, A. 2006: Dar kartą dėl sintaksinių ryšių skirstymo. Acta Linguistica Lithuanica 54, 104–107.
Huffaker, D. A., Calvert, S. L. 2005: Gender, identity, and language use in teenage blogs. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 10 (2), http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol10/issue2/huffaker.html
Kučinskaitė, A. 2003: Mandagumo žodžiai prašom, prašyčiau. P. Kniūkšta (sud.), Lietuvių kalbos žinynas, Kaunas: Šviesa, 493–524.
Savickienė, I. 2000: Linksniai šnekamojoje kalboje. Darbai ir dienos 24, 89–98.
Searle, J. 1975: Indirect speech acts. P. Cole, J. Morgan (eds.), Syntax and semantics 3: Speech acts, New York: Academic Press, 59–82.
Wierzbicka, A. 1985: Different cultures, different languages, different speech acts: Polish vs. English. Journal of Pragmatics 9 (2–3), 145–178.
- Book reviews, dissertations, abstracts:
Ambrazas, V. (rec.) 2005: A. Holvoet, R. Mikulskas (red.), Gramatinių funkcijų tyrimai. Acta Linguistica Lithuanica 53, 126–131.
Gudavičienė, E. 2007: Lietuvių kalbos direktyvai, Humanitarinių mokslų daktaro disertacija, Vilniaus universitetas.
Rakhilina, E., Krugliakova, V. 2009: Lexical typology: towards a new field of lexicographic research. D. Liutkevičienė, D. Murmulaitytė, R. Šepetytė, J. Zabarskaitė (red.), Nuo Konstantino Sirvydo iki Didžiojo žodyno: tarptautinės mokslinės konferencijos pranešimų tezės, 2009 m. lapkričio 19–20 d., Vilnius: Lietuvių kalbos institutas, 37–38.
Villanueva Svensson, M. (rev.) 2008: W. Smoczyński, Laringalų teorija ir lietuvių kalba. Baltistica 43 (1), 115–123.
Titles of books and journals are italicised. Editors of collective works (collections of articles etc.) should always be mentioned. In the case of books, the place of publication and publisher must be given. In the case of articles, page numbers should always be given. The titles of journals should be given in full.
5. Proofs and offprints
The authors will receive PDF proofs for correction which must be returned to the editor by prescribed dates. Upon publication, the authors will receive electronic offprints of their contribution in a PDF format.
6. The editorial board address:
Department of Lithuanian
Universiteto g. 5
1. LK is an international journal of linguistic research focusing on various aspects of the Lithuanian language: its phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, lexicon and discourse, semantics and pragmatics. Submissions are invited which report empirical findings, advance their theoretical appreciation or refine methodology. The authors are encouraged to submit research articles, review articles and book reviews. Surveys, analytical essays and debate contributions are also welcome.
2. LK is published in electronic format only, one volume per year.
3. LK welcomes papers in Lithuanian, English, German, French or Russian. Authors are encouraged to have their manuscript reviewed for language before submission.
4. Articles submitted to LK are reviewed by at least two anonymous referees, which usually takes one month. The author is obliged to take the reviewersʼ comments into account when preparing the final version of his/her article.
Arturas Judzentis, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Editorial Advisory Board
Aleksej Andronov, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russia
Albinas Drukteinis, University of Klaipėda, Lithuania
Evalda Jakaitienė, VilniusUniversity, Lithuania
Rolandas Mikulskas, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Lithuania
Regina Koženiauskienė, VilniusUniversity, Lithuania
Norbert Ostrowski, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza, Polska
Loreta Semėnienė, Institute of the Lithuanian Language, Lithuania
Antanas Smetona, VilniusUniversity, Lithuania
English Language Editor
Justina Urbonaitė, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Department of Lithuanian
Universiteto g. 5