Call for papers: Journal of Universal Language

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Fri Nov 10 15:50:05 UTC 2006

Forwarded from Linguist-List:

The First Call for the Journal of Universal Language (8:1)

Honorarium:  As a token of our gratitude, the contributors will be awarded
the $500 honorarium (which is subject to taxation).

The Journal of Universal Language provides a forum for discussions of
theoretical or practical research that pays close attention to language
usage, so as to provide a channel of communication between researchers of
various viewpoints. The primary aim of the journal is to encourage work
that makes people recognize the importance of the better communication
tool to those unfamiliar with linguistic knowledge, as well as work that
makes the complex nature of language more accessible to those working
outside the linguistic framework under review.

The journal is structured to include:
- work on artificial language, communication & culture in language usage,
typology, and universality in language;
- interdisciplinary contributions written with applied linguists in mind;
- brief notes, comments or observation concerning official languages;
- reaction/replies to recent papers;
- book reviews of important linguistic titles;
- letters to the editors.

Notes to Contributors

1. The length of a manuscript should not exceed 40 pages.
2. A 200-word abstract and keywords should be given at the beginning of
each manuscript.
3. Manuscripts should be submitted on A4 paper, with the margins at least
4cm on all four sides of each sheet. They may be single-spaced and/or
double-sided if desired.

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: 30-Jan-2007
(However, we accept manuscripts throughout the year.)
Notification of acceptance: 10-Feb-2007
Submission of camera-ready papers: 20-Feb-2007

1. Electronic submissions are acceptable. Acceptable file formats are
Portable Document Format (.pdf) and MS Word (.doc). Please send your file
in an attachment to jytak at

2. For hard copy submissions, please send 3 copies, accompanied by a cover
letter which includes the author's name, affiliation, address, and home or
office phone numbers, to:

Jin-young Tak, Editor
Department of English Language/Literature
Sejong University
Gunjs-kwan 401B, Gunja-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, Korea
e-mail:jytak at
unish at

Table of Contents (TOC), Journal of Universal Language 7:2 Picus Sizhi
Ding (Macao Polytechnic Institute)  A Typological Study of Tonal Systems
of Japanese and Prinmi: Towards a Definition of Pitch-accent Language

Haitao Liu (Communication University of China)  Neutrality of
International Languages

Christo Moskovsky & Alan Libert (University of Newcastle)  Questions in
Natural and Artificial Languages

Vladimir Percicliev (Bulgarian Academy of Science)  Significant Lexical
Similarities between a Language of Brazil and Some Languages of Southeast
Asia and Oceania: From Typological Perspective

Pawel Rutkowski (Warsaw University and Yale University)  From
Demonstratives to Copulas: A Cross-linguistic Perspective and the Case of


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