Language and Linguistics

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    Welcome to the Language and Linguistics area of Elsevier. Elsevier publishes high-quality journals across the fields of Language and Linguistics. By delivering first class information and innovative tools, we continue to refine our portfolio to serve the research need of educators, researchers and students worldwide.

    We are proud to play an integral part within the linguistics community and to participate in the advancement of this field. All our journals are available online via ScienceDirect, www.sciencedirect.com, the essential information resource for over 14 million scientists worldwide.

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  • Latest Impact Factors

    Each year, the quality of papers published in our Language and Linguistics journals is secured by the contribution of all our outstanding authors, reviewers and editors.

    We invite you to explore the Impact Factors* of our journals in your areas.

    * Journal Citation Reports®, published by Thomson Reuters, 2013

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News

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.

Impact Factor News

Check out the latest Impact Factors in Language and Linguistics

Congratulations to the Journal of English for Academic Purposes on its award of an Impact Factor (2012: 0.976). This is a fitting and timely recognition of the valuable and high-quality work of the authors, editors and reviewers on the journal. For more information about JEAP, please visit the journal homepage.

Special Issues

Anxiety and stuttering
Journal of Fluency Disorders, Volume 40, pages 1-140 (41791)
Edited by Ashley Craig

Dynamics of Articulation and Prosodic Structure
Journal Of Phonetics, Volume 44, pages 1-182 (41760)
Edited by Taehong Cho, Martine Grice, Doris Mucke

A body of resources - CA studies of social conduct
Journal of Pragmatics, Volume 65, pages 1-156 (41760)
Edited by Gitte Rasmussen, Spencer Hazel, Kristian Mortensen

Quoting from the case file: Intertextuality in legal settings
Language & Communication, Volume 36, pages 1-96 (41760)
Edited by S. D'hondt, F. van der Houwen

Exploring grammatical gender
Language Sciences, Volume 43, pages 1-132 (41760)
Edited by Tania Paciaroni, Michele Loporcaro, Anna M. Thornton


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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Open Access

Access to quality research is vital to the academic community and beyond. We support sustainable access and work hard to provide a range of open access options alongside our access initiatives to ensure everyone can read, use and trust the latest research.

We are committed to working in partnership with the research community, librarians, funders and other stakeholders.

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