Languages in Contrast | International Journal for Contrastive Linguistics
Languages in Contrast publishes contrastive studies of two or more languages. Any aspect of language may be covered, including vocabulary, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, text and discourse, stylistics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics.
Languages in Contrast welcomes interdisciplinary studies, such as those that make links between contrastive linguistics and translation, lexicography, corpus linguistics, language teaching and learning, genre studies and cultural studies. However, the main emphasis of each study should be on the comparison of languages.
Languages in Contrast provides a home for contrastive linguistics. It enables advocates of different theoretical linguistic frameworks to publish in a single publication to the benefit of all involved in contrastive research.
Languages in Contrast provides a forum to explore the empirical and theoretical status of the field; stimulates research into a wide range of languages; and helps to consolidate and develop the field of contrastive linguistics.
Languages in Contrast publishes its articles Online First.
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Volume 23 (2023)
Volume 22 (2022)
Volume 21 (2021)
Volume 20 (2020)
Volume 19 (2019)
Volume 18 (2018)
Volume 17 (2017)
Volume 16 (2016)
Volume 15 (2015)
Volume 14 (2014)
Volume 13 (2013)
Volume 12 (2012)
Volume 11 (2011)
Volume 10 (2010)
Volume 9 (2009)
Volume 8 (2008)
Volume 7 (2007)
Volume 6 (2006)
Volume 5 (2004/2005)
Volume 4 (2002/2003)
Volume 3 (2000/2001)
Volume 2 (1999)
Volume 1 (1998)
All prices for print + online include postage/handling.
|Online-only||Print + online|
|Volume 24 (2024): 2 issues; ca. 300 pp.||EUR
|Volume 23 (2023): 2 issues; ca. 300 pp.||EUR
Individuals may apply for a special online-only subscription rate of EUR
Private subscriptions are for personal use only, and must be pre-paid and ordered directly from the publisher.
|Online-only||Print + online|
(Vols. 1‒22; 1998‒2022)
|EUR 4,076.00||EUR 4,383.00|
|Volumes 20‒22 (2020‒2022)||2 issues; avg. 300 pp.||EUR
|Volume 19 (2019)||2 issues; 300 pp.||EUR
|Volume 18 (2018)||2 issues; 300 pp.||EUR
|Volume 17 (2017)||2 issues; 300 pp.||EUR
|Volume 16 (2016)||2 issues; 300 pp.||EUR
|Volume 15 (2015)||2 issues; 300 pp.||EUR
|Volume 14 (2014)||2 issues; 300 pp.||EUR
|Volume 13 (2013)||2 issues; 300 pp.||EUR
|Volumes 1‒12 (1998‒2012)||2 issues; avg. 300 pp.||EUR
On first submission, the manuscript does not require any specific formatting as long as it is clear and consistent. Once a submission is accepted for publication, authors must make sure the final version adheres strictly to the LiC stylesheet.
Please observe the following guidelines:
- To be of interest to the journal, contributions must have a clear contrastive focus (comparing two or more languages) and present new insights and/or results based on solid empirical research.
- Manuscripts to be considered for standard issues of the journal can be submitted at any time.
- Papers as well as reviews should be written in English.
- Write concisely and lucidly. Authors who are not proficient writers of English should consider having their article checked by a native speaker expert in the field.
- Non-English examples must be glossed or explained.
- The journal takes into consideration only original work that has not appeared (or been submitted) elsewhere. This is a strict requirement for publication, and authors are responsible for ensuring that this is the case when submitting their manuscript for review.
- Authors are responsible for observing copyright laws when quoting and reproducing material. The copyright of articles published in LiC is held by the publisher. Permission for the author to use the article elsewhere will be granted by the publisher provided full acknowledgement is given to the source.
- The recommended length for submissions is between approximately 5,000 and 8,000 words (including abstract, examples, references, appendices if any, etc.).
- An abstract of between 100 and 200 words and up to five keywords are required with each submission.
- In initial submissions any common and consistent system for bibliographical references can be used. It is essential that submissions are sufficiently clear and well-structured to be read comfortably by referees, and that any bibliographical references are easy to trace.
- Manuscripts should be submitted through the journal’s online submission and manuscript tracking site.
- The editors will decide whether a submission should be subject to full external peer review. Decisions about publication will be made by the editors following peer review. Authors are responsible for anonymizing their manuscript before submitting.
- The corresponding author will receive electronic page proofs in PDF format for final correction. Proofs must be returned with corrections by the dates indicated in the publication schedule, and authors should keep a copy for reference. Any alterations other than typographical corrections in the page proofs may be charged to the author.
- Authors of articles as well as reviews will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their contribution appears plus an offprint in PDF format.
- Guest Editors wishing to propose a special issue of the journal contact the editors, Marie-Aude Lefer and Barbara De Cock, at languages-in-contrastuclouvain.be.
- For further information please contact editorial assistant Laura Aguiar at languages-in-contrastuclouvain.be.
Languages in Contrast offers online submission.
Before submitting, please consult the guidelines and the Short Guide to EM for Authors.
If you are not able to submit online, or for any other editorial correspondence, please contact the editors via e-mail: languages-in-contrastuclouvain.be
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