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.

ISSN 1387-6759 | E-ISSN 1569-9897
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/lic
Sample issue: LiC 17:1
Board
Editors
Marie-Aude Lefer | UCLouvain, Belgium | languages-in-contrast at uclouvain.be
Barbara De Cock | UCLouvain, Belgium
Editorial Assistant
Laura A. de S. Penha-Marion | 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
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Current issue: 22:2, available as of August 2022

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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 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)

Latest articles

7 November 2022

  • This deserves a brief mention : A multi-corpus comparison of written and spoken academic discourse in English and French with implications for pedagogy and lexicography
    Dirk Siepmann
  • 6 September 2022

  • Pioneers of contrastive linguistics : Dominican missionaries in Highland Guatemala
    Igor Vinogradov
  • 26 August 2022

  • Body part metaphors in phraseological expressions : A comparative survey of Italian, Spanish, French and English
    Vittorio Ganfi , Valentina Piunno Lunella Mereu
  • 23 August 2022

  • Contrasting signed and spoken languages : Towards a renewed perspective on language
    Sílvia Gabarró-López Laurence Meurant | LIC 22:2 (2022) pp. 169–194
  • 4 July 2022

  • Embodied cognition : ASL signers’ and English speakers’ use of viewpointed space
    Terry Janzen | LIC 22:2 (2022) pp. 227–258
  • 1 July 2022

  • A multimodal approach to reformulation : Contrastive study of French and French Belgian Sign Language through the productions of speakers, signers and interpreters
    Laurence Meurant , Aurélie Sinte Sílvia Gabarró-López | LIC 22:2 (2022) pp. 322–360
  • 20 June 2022

  • Character perspective shift sequences and embodiment markers in signed and spoken discourse
    Anne-Marie Parisot Darren Saunders | LIC 22:2 (2022) pp. 259–289
  • 15 June 2022

  • The interface between grammar and bodily enactment in ASL and English
    David Quinto-Pozos , Fey Parrill Caitie Coons | LIC 22:2 (2022) pp. 195–226
  • 3 June 2022

  • When hands stop moving, interaction keeps going : A study of manual holds in the management of conversation in French-speaking and signing Belgium
    Alysson Lepeut | LIC 22:2 (2022) pp. 290–321
  • 7 December 2021

  • Contrastive grammar in the Renaissance : The subtle presence of Greek in Jean Pillot’s French grammar (1550/1561)
    Raf Van Rooy | LIC 22:1 (2022) pp. 114–135
  • Grammatical and cognitive factors shaping the conceptualization of motion events : A cross-linguistic investigation of language production and memory performance
    Katharina Zaychenko | LIC 22:1 (2022) pp. 136–159
  • 27 August 2021

  • Contact-induced grammatical change? The case of proper name compounding in English, German, and Dutch
    Eva Kosmata Barbara Schlücker | LIC 22:1 (2022) p. 77
  • 20 July 2021

  • Engaging with customer’s emotions : A case study in English-Spanish online food advertising
    María Pérez Blanco Marlén Izquierdo | LIC 22:1 (2022) pp. 43–76
  • 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

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    Corresponding authors from institutions with which John Benjamins has a Read & Publish arrangement can publish Open Access without paying a fee; information on the institutions and which articles qualify, can be found on this page.

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    Subjects

    Main BIC Subject

    CF: Linguistics

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General