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Open Linguistics

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    Overview

    Open Linguistics is a new academic peer-reviewed journal covering all areas of linguistics. The objective of this journal is to foster free exchange of ideas and provide an appropriate platform for presenting, discussing and disseminating new concepts, current trends, theoretical developments and research findings related to a broad spectrum of topics: descriptive linguistics, theoretical linguistics and applied linguistics from both diachronic and synchronic perspectives.

    Open Linguistics invites to submit proposals on computational linguistics, language education and speech processing at The Global Conference on Applied Computing in Science and Engineering 27th-29th July 2016
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    The journal collaborates with the following conferences:

    International Gesture Conference in Paris / Gesture - Creativity - Multimodality to be held on 18th-22th July 2016
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    International Conference on Perspectives on Language Sustainability: Discourses, Policies and Practices to be held 16th and 17th September 2016 at University of Zadar
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    Topical Issues:

    Treebanking and Ancient Languages: Current and Prospective Research
    Coordinating Editors: Giuseppe G. A. Celano and Gregory Crane

    Place reference in conversation,
    Coordinating editors Lila San Roque and N.J. Enfield

    Sign Linguistics and Gesture Studies
    Coordinating Editor: Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen

    Personal narrative online
    Coordinating Editor: Daria Dayter and Susanne Mühleisen

    A Multilingual Focus on Lexicography and Phraseograhy
    Coordinating Editor: Maria Isabel González-Rey

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read

    Open Linguistics provides an international publishing platform for research topics in linguistics. The journal publishes the most up-to-date developments, discoveries and practice.

    Why submit

    All authors of Open Linguistics enjoy the following benefits:

    • no publishing fees in the first two issues (one issue per year);
    • fast, comprehensive and transparent peer-review;
    • efficient route to fast-track publication;
    • free language assistance for authors from non-English speaking regions;
    • worldwide distribution and promotion of articles.

    Completed Topical Issues:

    Other-initiated repair across languages
    Coordinating Editor: Mark Dingemanse and N. J. Enfield

    Translation Techniques in the Ancient and Oriental Cultures
    Coordinating Editor: Artemij Keidan

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    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Manuscripts
    Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via online submission system Editorial Manager available for this journal at http://www.editorialmanager.com/opli/. In case of problems, please contact the Managing Editor via email Katarzyna.Grzegorek@degruyteropen.com.

    EDITORIAL POLICY
    Unpublished material:
    Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described is not copyrighted, published or submitted elsewhere, except in abstract form. The corresponding author should ensure that all authors approve the manuscript before its submission.

    Conflict of interest: When authors submit a manuscript, they are responsible for recognizing and disclosing financial and/or other conflicts of interest that might bias their work and/or could inappropriately influence his/her judgment. If no specified acknowledgement is given, the Editors assume that no conflict of interest exists.

    Copyright: All authors retain copyright, unless - due to their local circumstances - their work is not copyrighted. The non-commercial use of each article will be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license. The corresponding author grants the journal exclusive license for commercial use of the article, by signing the License to Publish. Scanned copy of license should be sent to the journal, as soon as possible.

    Authorship: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be named in an Acknowledgement section. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the author list of the manuscript, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

    Peer Review process: The Editors reserve the right to decline the submitted manuscript without review, if the studies reported are not sufficiently novel or important to merit publication in the journal. Manuscripts deemed unsuitable (insufficient originality or of limited interest to the target audience) are returned to the author(s) without review. The Editor seeks advice from experts in the appropriate field. Research articles and squibs are refereed by a minimum of two reviewers, review papers and position papers by at least three. Authors are requested to suggest persons competent to review their manuscript. However, please note that this will be treated only as a suggestion, and the final selection of reviewers is exclusively the Editor's decision. Reviews are single blind, that is the authors' names are revealed to the reviewers but not vice versa. The final decision of acceptance in made by Managing Editor or, in case of conflict, by the Editor-in-Chief.

    Scientific Misconduct: This journal publishes only original manuscripts that are not also published or going to be published elsewhere. Multiple submissions/publications, or redundant publications (re-packaging in different words of data already published by the same authors) will be rejected. If they are detected only after publication, the journal reserves the right to publish a Retraction Note. In each particular case Editors will follow COPE's Code of Conduct and implement its advice.

    SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
    Cover Letter

    Each manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter (which may be placed in 'comments' section in the Editorial Manager) which should explicitly state that the authors have the authority to publish the work and that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration by another journal. All authors of the manuscript are responsible for its content; they must agree to its publication and give the corresponding author the authority to act on their behalf in all matters pertaining to publication. The corresponding author is responsible for informing the coauthors of the manuscript status throughout the submission, review, and production process.

    Manuscripts that have been previously rejected or withdrawn after being returned for modification may be resubmitted if the major reviewing comments have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided.

    Cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal. If related work has been submitted, then we may require a preprint to be made available. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between the related submissions.

    Formatting Requirements
    Our contributors are asked to make sure their submissions comply with rules governing the formatting. Although the journal can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to deliver a properly formatted electronic version of the article.

    We accept submission of text, tables and figures as separate files or as a composite file. For your initial submission, we recommend you upload your entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file. If you are invited to submit a revised manuscript, please provide us with individual files: an editable text and publication-quality figures.

    • Text files can be submitted in the following formats: MS Word - standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.RTF) (preferred); LaTeX; PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below)
    • Tables should be submitted as MS Word or PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below). Please note that a straight Excel file is not an acceptable format
    • Graphics files can be submitted in any of the following graphic formats: EPS; BMP; JPG; TIFF; GIF or PDF. Please note that Powerpoint files are not accepted

    When the manuscript is accepted for publication, text files of the revised manuscript and tables are required for use in the production.

    Any articles that have been prepared in LaTeX will be accepted for review, but only in PDF format. When the manuscript is accepted for publication, text files of the revised manuscript and tables are required for use in the production. Authors are encouraged to use De Gruyter Open LaTeX template file.

    Authors should clearly indicate location of tables and figures in the text if these elements are given separately or at the end of the manuscript. If this information is not provided to the editorial office, we will assume that they should be left at the end of the text.

    Fonts: Only use Unicode fonts (e.g. Times New Roman, Arial).

    Colored Text: Set the font color to black for the majority of the text. De Gruyter Open encourages authors to take advantage of the ability to use color in the production of figures, maps, images, and graphs. However, you need to appreciate that this will cause some of your readers problems when they print the document on a black and white printer. For this reason, you are advised to avoid the use of colors in situations where their translation to black and white would render the material illegible or incomprehensible.

    Symbols and abbreviations: The use of special symbols, abbreviations, and acronyms is permitted so long as they are defined upon first mention in the article.

    Headings: Headings (e.g., title of sections) should be distinguished from the main body text:

    • Clearly indicate the heading hierarchy.
    • Be consistent in whether or not you use headline case, or you capitalize the first word and leave the rest in lower-case.

    Footnotes: Footnotes and endnotes should be avoided. Allowable footnotes/endnotes may include: the designation of the corresponding author of the paper, the current address of an author (if different from that shown in the affiliation), abbreviations and acronyms.

    References: References should be listed in the alphabetical order. In the text, citations should be indicated by the last name and a year (e.g. Smith 2007). References in figure captions and tables should be listed after references in the text.

    Please use the following style for the reference list:

    Books
    Roberts, Ian. 2010. Agreement and head movement: Clitics, incorporation, and defective goals. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

    Allan, Keith, Julie Bradshaw, Geoffrey Finch, et al. 2010. The English language and linguistics companion. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Lahiri, Aditi (ed.). 2000. Analogy, leveling, markedness: Principles of change in phonology and morphology (Trends in Linguistics 127). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

    Book chapters
    Abbott, Barbara. 2010. Conditionals in English and first order predicate logic. In Shu, Dingfang, Ken Turner (eds.), Contrasting meaning in languages of the east and west. Oxford: Peter Lang, pp. 579-606.

    Gilmore, Perry, Leisy Wyman 2013. An ethnographic long look: Language and literacy over time and space in Alaska native communities. In: Hall, Kathy, Teresa Cremin, Barbara Comber et al. (eds.), International handbook of research on children’s literacy, learning and culture. Wiley-Blackwell.

    Published papers
    Foley, William. 2006. Universal constraints and local conditions in Pidginization. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 21 (1), pp. 1-44.

    Accepted papers and works
    Vajda, Edward, Heinrich Werner, Etymological Dictionary of the Yeniseic Languages. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. (in press).
    Electronic journal articles
    Klassen, Gabrielle, John W. Schwieter. 2013. The morphosyntactic interface of determiner phrases. Open Journal of Modern Linguistics 3, pp. 360-366. doi: 10.4236/ojml.2013.34047.

    Theses
    Yu, Alan Chi Lu. 2003. The morphology and phonology of infixation. PhD thesis. Berkeley, CA: University of California, USA.

    Conference proceedings
    Gibbon, Daffyd, Jolanta Bachan, An automatic close copy speech synthesis tool for large-scale speech corpus evaluation. In: K. Choukri (ed.), Proceedings of the Sixth International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08), 28-30 May 2008, Marrakech, Morocco. Paris: ELDA 2008, pp. 902-907.

    Newspaper articles
    Bredow, Rafaela von. Brazil's Pirahã Tribe: Living without Numbers or Time. Spiegel Online, 3rd May 2006. http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/brazil-s-piraha-tribe-living-without-numbers-or-time-a-414291.html (10.01.2014).

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    • Baidu Scholar
    • CEJSH (The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities)
    • Celdes
    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
    • CNPIEC
    • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
    • EBSCO (relevant databases)
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • Genamics JournalSeek
    • Google Scholar
    • J-Gate
    • JournalTOCs
    • Linguistic Bibliography Online
    • Linguistics Abstracts Online
    • Naviga (Softweco)
    • Primo Central (ExLibris)
    • ReadCube
    • ResearchGate
    • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
    • TDOne (TDNet)
    • Thomson Reuters - Emerging Sources Citation Index
    • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
    • WorldCat (OCLC)

    Editorial Information

    Editor-in-Chief
    Sabine Ehrhart, Université du Luxembourg, Luxembourg

    Managing Editor
    Katarzyna Grzegorek

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Barbara Abbott, Michigan State University, USA
    Willem Adelaar, Leiden University, Netherlands
    Keith Allan, Monash University, Australia
    Albert Bastardas-Boada, University of Barcelona, Spain
    Teresa Cadierno, University of Southern Denmark. Denmark
    Guy Cook, King's College London, UK
    George van Driem, University of Bern, Switzerland
    Anna V. Dybo, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
    Elisabeth Engberg-Pedersen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Nicholas Evans, Australian National University, Australia
    William Foley, The University of Sydney, Australia
    Alexandre François, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
    Daffyd Gibbon, Bielefeld University, Germany
    Perry Gilmore, University of Arizona, USA
    Rachel Giora, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    Kleanthes K. Grohmann, University Of Cyprus, Cyprus
    Federica Guerini, University of Bergamo, Italy
    John A. Hawkins, University of California Davis, USA
    Bernd Heine, University of Cologne, Germany
    Jack Hoeksema, University of Groeningen, Netherlands
    Hans Ladegaard, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
    Randy LaPolla, National Technological University, Singapore
    Anatoly Liberman, University of Minnesota, USA
    Ceil Lucas, Gallaudet University, USA
    John Lynch, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji
    Frederick J. Newmeyer, University of Washington, USA
    Klaus-Uwe Panther, Nanjing Normal University, China/ University of Hamburg, Germany
    Andrew Pawley, Australian National University, Australia
    Ian Roberts, University of Cambridge, UK
    Susan Rothstein, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
    Jerrold M. Sadock, The University of Chicago, USA
    Hans-Jörg Schmid, Munich University, Germany
    Mark Turner, Case Western Reserve University, USA
    Søren Wichmann, Leiden University, Netherlands
    Donald Winford, Ohio State University, USA
    Edward Vajda, Western Washington University, USA
    Alexander Vovin, L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France
    Ghil'ad Zuckermann, The University of Adelaide, Australia

    Section Editors

    Phonetics and phonology:
    Shigeto Kawahara, Keio University, Japan
    Katarzyna Klessa, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
    Omar Velázquez-Mendoza, University of Virginia, USA
    Agnieszka Wagner, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

    Syntax (generative frameworks):
    Angel J. Galego, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

    Syntax, semantics, pragmatics (Role Reference Grammar):
    Mitsuaki Shimojo, University at Buffalo / The State University of New York, USA

    Syntax, semantics, pragmatics (Functional Discourse Grammar):
    Hella Olbertz, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Semantics:
    Heberto Fernandez, Research Consultant, Canada

    Pragmatics:
    Carla Amorós Negre, University of Salamanca, Spain
    Silvia Dal Negro, Free University of Bozen/ Bolzano, Italy

    Historical linguistics:
    Heberto Fernandez, Research Consultant, Canada
    Omar Velázquez-Mendoza, University of Virginia, USA
    Silvia Dal Negro, Free University of Bozen/ Bolzano, Italy

    Comparative linguistics:
    John Ivan Palagar, Bahrain Training Institute, Kingdom of Bahrain
    Kazuhiro Teruya, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

    Language policy:
    Carla Amorós Negre, University of Salamanca, Spain
    Silvia Dal Negro, Free University of Bozen/ Bolzano, Italy

    Sign linguistics:
    Thomas Doukas, University College London, UK

    Linguistic typology:
    Silvia Dal Negro, Free University of Bozen/ Bolzano, Italy

    Anthropological linguistics:
    Seyyed-Abdolhamid Mirhosseini, Alzahra University, Iran
    Carla Amorós Negre, University of Salamanca, Spain

    Sociolinguistics:
    Heberto Fernandez, Research Consultant, Canada
    Duck-Young Lee, Australian National University, Australia
    Omar Velázquez-Mendoza, University of Virginia, USA
    Seyyed-Abdolhamid Mirhosseini, Alzahra University, Iran
    Carla Amorós Negre, University of Salamanca, Spain
    Silvia Dal Negro, Free University of Bozen/ Bolzano, Italy
    John Ivan Palagar, Bahrain Training Institute, Kingdom of Bahrain

    Ethnolinguistics:
    Jozsef Szakos, Hong Kong Polytechnic University/ National Cheng Chi University, Hong Kong/ Taiwan

    Documentary linguistics:
    Katarzyna Klessa, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
    Jozsef Szakos, Hong Kong Polytechnic University/ National Cheng Chi University, Hong Kong/ Taiwan

    Computational and mathematical linguistics:
    Katarzyna Klessa, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
    Agnieszka Wagner, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

    Discourse analysis:
    Duck-Young Lee, Australian National University, Australia
    Seyyed-Abdolhamid Mirhosseini, Alzahra University, Iran
    John Ivan Palagar, Bahrain Training Institute, Kingdom of Bahrain
    Agnieszka Wagner, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

    Metaphor studies:
    Paula Pérez-Sobrino, University of Birmingham, UK

    First language acquisition and second language acquisition :
    Thomas Doukas, University College London, UK
    Omar Velázquez-Mendoza, University of Virginia, USA
    Seyyed-Abdolhamid Mirhosseini, Alzahra University, Iran
    Agnieszka Wagner, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

    Assistant Editors
    Irma Bochorishvili, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
    Qizhong Chang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Annamaria Fabian, University of Passau /University of Regensburg, Germany
    Ulrike Hendus, Netherlands
    Vesna Lazović, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
    Allison Kirk, Webster University
    María Aloy Mayo, Universidad de Valencia, Spain
    Julie Remizova, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
    Mario Serrano-Losada, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
    Mariarosaria Zinzi, CNRS-ENS, France

    Language Editors
    Qizhong Chang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    Shrutika Kapoor, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Allison Kirk, Webster University, USA

    Publisher
    DE GRUYTER OPEN
    Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str.
    01-811 Warsaw, Poland
    T: +48 22 701 50 15

    Editorial Contact
    Katarzyna Grzegorek
    Katarzyna.Grzegorek@degruyteropen.com

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