Publishing

Bill Croft wcroft at UNM.EDU
Tue Nov 15 17:11:31 UTC 2011


My apologies, Lindsay! I see that after a slow period in the early 
2000s, Linguistic Discovery has indeed picked up steam and has been 
publishing regularly. I should have looked before I leaped. Let's 
hope my pessimism continues to be unwarranted!

Best wishes,
Bill

>Dear everyone,
>I have been following this thread with much interest. I take issue 
>with Bill Croft's claim that some of the first efforts in 
>linguistics at open access publishing are moribund. Linguistic 
>Discovery, at least, is going strong.  A special issue on Caucasian 
>languages (guest edited by Denis Creissels and Ioana Chitoran) was 
>just published. We receive submissions (many of them, unfortunately, 
>not of a quality that we can publish) from colleagues in the Middle 
>East, Central Asia and, to a lesser extent, Latin America on a 
>regular basis.  Many of the people submitting material are focused 
>on description of lesser-studied languages (though not typically 
>involving grammar-length mss.)
>One issue that needs to be kept in mind: there are real costs 
>involved in on-line publishing.  If subscribers/purchases are not 
>paying, someone is in terms of technical support and formatting for 
>electronic display.  And these costs are not trivial. Linguistic 
>Discovery is only possible because our costs are absorbed by 
>university libraries (primarily at Darmouth).
>
>Lindsay
>
>Lindsay J. Whaley
>Professor of Classics and Linguistics
>6086 Reed Hall
>Dartmouth College
>Hanover, NH 03766
>
><mailto:lindsay.j.whaley at dartmouth.edu>lindsay.j.whaley at dartmouth.edu
>
>
>
>
>On Nov 15, 2011, at 11:24 AM, Bill Croft wrote:
>
>>  "Linguistic Discovery" and "Constructions" are pretty moribund
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