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 39 Issues 3 & 4, with articles by Gema Chocano, Michael T. Putnam, Khaled Abu-Abbas, Wael Zuraiq, Osama Abdel Ghafer, Khalsa al-Aghbari, Victor Junnan Pan, Jason Merchant, Johannes Heim, Terje Lohndal, Fuminori Matsubara, and Nancy Hall. Published December, 2014.

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Issues in Preparation

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. 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.
Languages of South Asia, including those in the Indo-Aryan, Dravidian, Austroasiatic and Tibeto-Burman families, have a deep history of significant contributions to the study of language as a whole. Indeed, Panini’s grammar of Sanskrit (ca 500BC) was remarkably influential in the development of the formal approaches to language structure in modern linguistics. South Asian languages feature a range of important empirical phenomena that are widely relevant to syntactic and semantic theory such as ergativity, verb finality and complex predication structures, non-nominative subjects, and scrambling. More recently, linguists working on languages of South Asia have made contributions to the analysis of wh-movement and the spectrum of wh-in-situ constructions, causation and valency, mechanisms driving case assignment and agreement processes, and finiteness. Scholars in the field anticipate that investigations into the many lesser-studied languages of the region have the opportunity to be influential in informal linguistic theory.
For this special issue, we welcome original full-length article submissions couched in any current framework and/or engaged with the interfaces of various components of the grammar, as well as analyses featuring comparative work with non-South Asian languages. Submitted articles will undergo rigorous peer review.
Abstracts no longer than 2 pages, including examples and references, should be submitted for consideration by June 1, 2015 as PDF attachment to Authors of abstracts chosen for inclusion will be notified by July 15, 2015. Complete papers ready for review are due to the editors on November 1, 2015. Decisions and peer reviews will be sent to authors no later than January 31, 2016, with expected publication in Summer, 2016.

Linguistic Analysis is also preparing special issues on V2 languages; on cutting edge developments in Minimalist Theory; on “The Theoretical Significance of Inflectional Paradigms”; and on the Phonology of Semitic Languages.