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  • ISSN: 1360-6743 (Print), 1469-4379 (Online)
  • Editors: Professor Laurel J. Brinton University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada , Dr Patrick Honeybone University of Edinburgh, UK and Professor Bernd Kortmann University of Freiburg, Germany
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English Language and Linguistics, published three times a year, is an international journal which focuses on the description of the English language within the framework of contemporary linguistics. The journal is concerned equally with the synchronic and the diachronic aspects of English language studies and publishes articles of the highest quality which make a substantial contribution to our understanding of the structure and development of the English language and which are informed by a knowledge and appreciation of linguistic theory. English Language and Linguistics carries articles and short discussion papers or squibs on all core aspects of English, from its beginnings to the present day, including syntax, morphology, phonology, semantics, pragmatics, corpus linguistics and lexis. There is also a major review section including, from time to time, articles that give an overview of current research in particular specialist areas. Occasional issues are devoted to a special topic, when a guest editor is invited to commission articles from leading specialists in the field.

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Cambridge Extra at LINGUIST List

  • English in the Movies by David Crystal
  • 29 November 2018, Victoria Willingale
  • I hear pop songs in English in every country I visit. Just back from a lecture tour around Italy, and I heard them in taxis, in hotels playing background music,...
  • Leading phonetician, Klaus J. Kohler, invites you to discuss Communicative Functions and Linguistic Forms in Speech Interaction
  • 19 October 2018, Victoria Willingale
  • Dear Reader of this Blog, Cambridge University Press has published the linguistic monograph Kohler, K. J. (2017). Communicative Functions and Linguistic Forms in Speech Interaction (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics 156). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. In this Blog I, the author, introduce it to you and draw your attention to its new scientific message for spoken-language research.   Let us begin with a couple of questions. Are you interested in how speech communication works in human interaction? Do you study speech forms as anchored in communicative functions? If you are a phonetician or a linguist or a psychologist in speech recognition and understanding or a sociologist in speech communication and conversation analysis or a communications engineer your answer to both Polarity Questions should be positive, and . . . → Read More: Leading phonetician, Klaus J. Kohler, invites you to discuss Communicative Functions and Linguistic Forms in Speech Interaction...
  • Figures of Speech Competition Winners
  • 16 October 2018, Katie
  • We are delighted to announce the winner of the Figures of Speech linguistics cartoon competition. Congratulations to Jonas B. Wittke (a graduate student at Rice University, USA) and Jonathan Maki (an art teacher in Minneapolis) for winning the iPad Pro, Apple Pen and £100 of CUP vouchers with their cartoon series Minimal Peers. The judges, including linguists, cartoonists and the CUP editorial team, thought the presentation of Minimal Peers was extremely professional and the cartoons funny with approachable and intelligent linguistic points. We will be publishing the full cartoon series on our Twitter and Facebook pages over the next six weeks beginning on Friday 19 October. Congratulations, too, to the three runners up who will each receive £100 of CUP books. Selina Sutton, Northumbria University Belinda Krottendorfer, . . . → Read More: Figures of Speech Competition Winners...