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.

Sample issue: LiC 17:1
Board
Editors
Marie-Aude Lefer | UCLouvain, Belgium
Barbara De Cock | UCLouvain, Belgium
Editorial Assistant
Laura Aguiar | UCLouvain, Belgium
Editorial Board
Karin Aijmer | Göteborg University, Sweden
Silvia Bernardini | University of Bologna at Forlì, Italy
Bart Defrancq | Ghent University, Belgium
James Dickins | University of Leeds, UK
Signe Oksefjell Ebeling | University of Oslo, Norway
Thomas Egan | Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
Giannoula Giannoulopoulou | University of Athens, Greece
María de los Ángeles Gómez González | University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Sylviane Granger | UCLouvain, Belgium
Hilde Hasselgård | University of Oslo, Norway
Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski | Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
Diana M. Lewis | Aix-Marseille Université, France
Markéta Malá | Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Josep Marco | University Jaume I Castellon, Spain
Rosa Rabadán | University of León, Spain
Ljiljana Šarić | University of Oslo, Norway
Elke Teich | Saarland University, Germany
Wai Lan Tsang | University of Hong Kong, China
Åke Viberg | Uppsala University, Sweden
Weiwei Zhang | Shanghai International Studies University, China
Subscription Info
Current issue: 20:1, available as of January 2020
Next issue: 20:2, expected November 2020

General information about our electronic journals.

Subscription rates

All prices for print + online include postage/handling.

Online-only Print + online
Volume 21 (2021): 2 issues; ca. 300 pp. EUR 201.00 EUR 233.00
Volume 20 (2020): 2 issues; ca. 300 pp. EUR 201.00 EUR 233.00

Individuals may apply for a special subscription rate of EUR 70.00 (online‑only: EUR 65.00)
Private subscriptions are for personal use only, and must be pre-paid and ordered directly from the publisher.

Available back-volumes

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Complete backset
(Vols. 1‒19; 1998‒2019)
38 issues;
5,700 pp.
EUR 3,473.00 EUR 3,684.00
Volume 19 (2019) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 197.00 EUR 228.00
Volume 18 (2018) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 191.00 EUR 221.00
Volume 17 (2017) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 185.00 EUR 215.00
Volume 16 (2016) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 185.00 EUR 209.00
Volume 15 (2015) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 185.00 EUR 203.00
Volume 14 (2014) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 185.00 EUR 197.00
Volume 13 (2013) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 185.00 EUR 191.00
Volumes 1‒12 (1998‒2012) 2 issues; avg. 300 pp. EUR 180.00 each EUR 185.00 each
Issues

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)

Latest articles

8 May 2020

  • Temperaments, tempers, and temporality: Constructions reveal how speakers of French and English conceptualize human properties
    Bert Cappelle, Vassil Mostrov & Fayssal Tayalati
  • 10 April 2020

  • Coherence relations across speech and sign language: A comparable corpus study of additive connectives
    Ludivine Crible & Sílvia Gabarró-López
  • 15 January 2020

  • On clitic placement and gradience of strength of FP in Western Ibero-Romance
    Lamar A. Graham
  • 10 January 2020

  • Parliamentary directives in New Zealand and Bosnia and Herzegovina: A contrastive study
    Olja Baker
  • 10 September 2019

  • On the translation of Manner-of-motion in comics: Evidence from an inter- and intratypological corpus-based study
    Teresa Molés-Cases | LIC 20:1 (2020) pp. 141–165
  • 5 June 2019

  • Who stole what from whom? A corpus-based, cross-linguistic study of English and Spanish verbs of stealing
    Nicolás José Fernández-Martínez & Pamela Faber | LIC 20:1 (2020) pp. 107–140
  • 17 May 2019

  • Spatial deictics in translation: A case of proximal demonstratives in English and Lithuanian
    Darija Bartkutė & Daiva Verikaitė-Gaigalienė | LIC 20:1 (2020) p. 84
  • 15 April 2019

  • Phraseology in teenage language in Spanish, English and Norwegian: Notes on a number of fixed expressions that articulate disagreement
    Annette Myre Jørgensen & Inés Olza | LIC 20:1 (2020) pp. 58–83
  • 6 February 2019

  • Domain adverbials in the news: A corpus-based contrastive study of English, German, French, Italian and Spanish
    Anna-Maria De Cesare, Ana Albom, Doriana Cimmino & Marta Lupica Spagnolo | LIC 20:1 (2020) pp. 31–57
  • 24 January 2019

  • Slavic and Romance pro-drop in contrast: Evidence from Czech and Spanish
    Andrea Pešková | LIC 19:2 (2019) pp. 310–333
  • 14 January 2019

  • On the productivity of the Italian suffix -ista and the English -ist
    Elisa Mattiello | LIC 20:1 (2020) pp. 1–30
  • 10 January 2019

  • Marlies Jansegers. 2017. Hacia un enfoque múltiple de la polisemia. Un estudio empírico del verbo multimodal “sentir” desde una perspectiva sincrónica y diacrónica
    Reviewed by Marta Albelda Marco | LIC 19:1 (2019) pp. 166–171
  • Thomas EganHildegunn Dirdal. 2017. Cross-linguistic Correspondences. From Lexis to Genre
    Reviewed by Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski | LIC 19:1 (2019) pp. 162–165
  • Editors’ note
    LIC 19:1 (2019) p. 1
  • Guidelines

    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:

    1. 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.
    2. Manuscripts to be considered for standard issues of the journal can be submitted at any time.
    3. Papers as well as reviews should be written in English.
    4. 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.
    5. Non-English examples must be glossed or explained.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. The recommended length for submissions is between approximately 5,000 and 8,000 words (including abstract, examples, references, appendices if any, etc.).
    9. An abstract of between 100 and 200 words and up to five keywords are required with each submission.
    10. 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.
    11. Manuscripts should be submitted through the journal’s online submission and manuscript tracking site.
    12. 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.
    13. 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.
    14. 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.
    15. Guest Editors wishing to propose a special issue of the journal contact the editors, Marie-Aude Lefer and Barbara De Cock, at languages-in-contrast at uclouvain.be.
    16. For further information please contact editorial assistant Laura Aguiar at languages-in-contrast at uclouvain.be. 

     

     

     

    Submission

    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-contrast at uclouvain.be

    Subjects

    Main BIC Subject

    CF: Linguistics

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General