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Linguistic Typology

Ed. by Plank, Frans

3 Issues per year

ERIH category 2011: INT1


Aims and Scope

Linguistic Typology publishes original work on linguistic diversity and unity. Submissions are invited which report empirical findings about crosslinguistic variation and its limits, advance our understanding of the patterns of diversity and their historical development, or refine typological methodology. All structural domains are covered:  phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax, lexicon and discourse, semantics and pragmatics. All descriptive and theoretical frameworks are welcome which can meaningfully deal with diversity and unity, as are contributions from neighbouring disciplines which can shed light on them.

Regular elements in Linguistic Typology are independent articles; articles with peer commentary; debates; category checks; language profiles, family portraits, area surveys; the Universals Register; review articles and book reviews. Articles can be accompanied by supplementary online materials.

All submissions to Linguistic Typology must be strictly anonymised and are to be sent to the Editor as a PDF. Submissions to Linguistic Typology are peer-reviewed.

Linguistic Typology is published by De Gruyter Mouton for the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT). For membership and subscription details, contact the Secretary: Jean-Christophe Verstraete, Linguistics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Blijde-Inkomststraat 21, 3000 Leuven, Belgium.

Instructions for Authors

Please find the short version below. Here is the link for the full version of the Instructions for contributors.

1. Submitting an article for publication

Submit articles and reviews to the Editor in electronic form (preferably .pdf, email-attached), accompanied by one printout.

Linguistic Typology
Universität Konstanz
78457 Konstanz
Tel: +49-7531-882656/-882552
Fax: +49-7531-884190
email: frans.plank@uni-konstanz.de

Do not submit work that has been published previously or is simultaneously being submitted elsewhere.

The normal language of publication is British or American English.

Divide up your contribution as follows, using those words as headings which are capitalized and italicized in (1)–(10):
(1) title of the article, or full bibliographical details of the book reviewed, followed by the name(s) of the author(s);
(2) Abstract of not more than 100 words, followed by 3–5 suggested Keywords (both in the case of articles only);
(3) body of the work, including footnotes;
(4) full Correspondence Address (i.e. snailmail and email);´
(5) Acknowledgements (if any are due);
(6) Abbreviations, ordered alphabetically, as running text;
(7) Appendix (e.g., for texts or the listing of a sample);
(8) References;
(9) special matter (figures, tables, maps, other artwork), to be inserted in the body of the work at typesetting;
(10) any supporting electronic material not to be included in the printed version, but to be made permanently available online on LT ’s website.

2. Peer review

All submissions to LT are peer-reviewed, with the average reviewing time 2–3 months.

3. Formatting and style

When your submission has been accepted, send an electronic text file to the Editor that can be used for copy-editing and typesetting, accompanied by a .pdf and one printout. Especially at this final stage, follow the De Gruyter Mouton journal style sheet meticulously and avoid anything liable to complicate copy-editing and typesetting from the text file (fancy formatting, unnecessarily complex tables, figures, artwork, unusual fonts for usual characters).

4. Proofs

Authors are asked to check their manuscripts very carefully before submitting them in order to prevent delays and extra costs at proofing. Authors will receive PDF proofs for correction which must be returned by dates given in the publication schedule.

5. Offprints

Upon publication, authors will receive electronic offprints (in PDF format) of their contribution. Guest editors of special issues will receive complimentary print copies of the issue.

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Frans Plank
Universität Konstanz
78457 Konstanz
e-mail: frans.plank@uni-konstanz.de

Editorial Assistant

Wolfgang Schellinger
Universität Konstanz, Germany 

Associate Editors

William Croft (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA)
Larry M. Hyman (University of California at Berkeley, USA)
Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm (Stockholms Universitet, Sweden)
Marianne Mithun (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA)
Brigitte Pakendorf (Dynamique du Langage, Centre national de la recherche scientifique & Université Lumière Lyon 2, France)
Masha Polinsky (Harvard University, Cambridge, USA)
Jae Jung Song (University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand)
Mark van de Velde (LLACAN, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Villejuif, France)
Fernando Zúñiga (Universität Bern, Switzerland)

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