Linguistic Analysis

A research journal devoted to the publication of high quality articles in formal phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. In continuous publication since 1976. ISSN: 0098-9053

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A research journal dedicated to the publication of high quality articles in formal phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. In continuous publication since 1976.
ISSN: 0098-9053

Current Issue

Linguistic Analysis Volume 40 Issues 1 & 2, with articles and reviews by Samuel David Epstein, Jae-Young Shim, Cherlon Ussery, Kleanthes K. Grohmann, Phoevos Panagiotidis, Thomas Stewart and Pablo Rico. Published December, 2015.

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Issues in Preparation

The Morpho-Syntax of Indic Languages

edited by Emily Manetta and Ayesha Kidwai.

Linguistic Analysis invites contributions for a special issue, edited by Emily Manetta and Ayesha Kidwai, that will focus on the latest research in the formal syntax, semantics, and morphology of South Asian languages. (Submissions now closed.) The goal of the special issue is to collect and disseminate cutting edge research that brings data from South Asian languages to bear on questions broadly relevant to linguistic theory. Expected publication Summer, 2016.

Chinese Syntax

edited by Victor Junnan Pan and Waltraud Paul.

Linguistic Analysis invites contributions for a special issue, edited by Victor Junnan Pan and Waltraud Paul, that will focus on the syntax of complex sentences in Chinese. The main goal of the special issue is to determine the precise hierarchy between main clause and adjunct clause in the different types of complex sentences.

Such an investigation is necessary because the structure of complex sentences in Chinese has hardly been studied within the generative framework. This is surprising insofar as complex sentences served as a crucial testing ground for binding theory in the wake of Huang (1982), in particular the binding construal possibilities for zìjǐ ‘self’ (cf. Huang/Li/Li 2009, ch. 9 for discussion and references). The wealth of studies on zìjǐ ‘self’ hardly ever addressed the question of the internal structure of complex sentences, but implicitly took for granted the identity between Chinese and English in this domain.

For this special issue, we welcome original full-length article submissions couched in any formal framework that provide solid evidence for the analysis they propose (for a full description of the special issue providing a list of research questions, please go to: http://crlao.ehess.fr/index.php?177). Submitted articles will undergo rigorous peer review. Abstracts of 2 pages, including examples and references, should be submitted for consideration by May 1, 2016 as PDF attachment to victor.pan@univ-paris-diderot.fr and waltraud.paul@ehess.fr. Authors of abstracts selected for inclusion (pending subsequent peer review) will be notified by June 1, 2016. Complete papers ready for review should be sent to the editors before October 3, 2016. Decisions and peer reviews will be sent to the authors no later than December 31, 2016, with expected publication of the special issue by mid 2017.

Linguistic Analysis is also preparing special issues on cutting edge developments in Morphology and on the Phonology of Semitic Languages.