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News

Articles from Ampersand are now available to read online on ScienceDirect

Linguistics articles you can read for free

Endeavour articles now available on Elsevier Connect

Winner and runners-up of the best Journal of Second Language Writing article award 2013 now freely available until the end of the year.

Congratulations  to the 2013 Horowitz Prize Winners

An Impact Factor for Journal of English for Academic Purposes
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HINARI – Access to Research for Professionals in Developing Countries
Elsevier's entire range of language and linguistics journals are now accessible to professionals in developing countries through HINARI.

Special Issues

Comparing perspectives on L2 writing: Multiple analyses of a common corpus
Journal of Second Language Writing, Volume 26, pages 1-106 (Publication: December 2014)
Edited by Jeff Connor-Linton, Charlene Polio

The Pragmatics of Textual Participation in the Social Media
Journal of Pragmatics, Volume 73, pages 1-82 (Publication: November 2014)
Edited by Patricia Bou-Franch, Pilar Garces-Conejos Blitvich

New Directions in Universal Grammar
Language Sciences, Volume 46, Part B, pages 97-244 (Publication: November 2014)
Edited by Wolfram Hinzen

Theoretical and empirical approaches to phonotactics and morphonotactics
Language Sciences, Volume 46, Part A, pages 1-96 (Publication: November 2014)
Edited by Basilio Calderone, Chiara Celata, Bernard Laks

Morphological variation in Spanish
Lingua, Volume 151, Part B, pages 97-240 (Publication: November 2014)
Edited by Antonio Fabregas, Angel J. Gallego


Top Cited Articles from Scopus

Very early parameter setting and the unique checking constraint: A new explanation of the optional infinitive stage
Author(s):Wexler, K.
Publication year: 1998
Journal / Book title: Lingua

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The position of subjects
Author(s):Koopman, H. | Sportiche, D.
Publication year: 1991
Journal / Book title: Lingua

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Linguistic form and relevance
Author(s):Wilson, D. | Sperber, D.
Publication year: 1993
Journal / Book title: Lingua

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