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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

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
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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.

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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).

For further instructions, please carefully follow the guidelines described in Instruction for Authors.

Open Linguistics is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • CEJSH (The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities)
  • Celdes
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC
  • DOAJ
  • 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)

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, Hong Kong Baptist 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, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany
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:
Josep Soler-Carbonell, Stockholm University/ University of Tartu, Sweden/Estonia
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:
Josep Soler-Carbonell, Stockholm University/ University of Tartu, Sweden/Estonia
Seyyed-Abdolhamid Mirhosseini, Alzahra University, Iran
Carla Amorós Negre, University of Salamanca, Spain

Sociolinguistics:
Josep Soler-Carbonell, Stockholm University/ University of Tartu, Sweden/Estonia
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
David Wright, Nottingham Trent University, UK

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
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T: +48 22 701 50 15

Editorial Contact
Katarzyna Grzegorek
Katarzyna.Grzegorek@degruyteropen.com

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