From: Jennifer Hoecker <rlsrice.edu>
Subject: Rice Working Papers in Linguistics
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Full Title: Rice Working Papers in Linguistics
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2009
Call for Papers: Rice Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 2
The Rice Linguistics Society (RLS) solicits submissions from all subfields
of linguistics (with the exception of ESL/TESOL and related areas of
applied linguistics) for publication in the Rice Working Papers in
Linguistics. Students and postdocs are strongly encouraged to submit. We
especially welcome submissions in line with our department's focus on
functional, usage-based approaches to language study using empirical data,
including but not limited to the following:
-typology and language universals
-field studies in less commonly researched languages
-sociolinguistics, including sociophonetics
-phonetics and speech processing
-psycholinguistics and language processing
-language change and grammaticalization
Papers submitted must meet the following minimum style requirements:
-recommended length 15-25 pages (normally 5000-8000 words); significantly
longer or shorter papers will be considered on a case-by-base basis
(contact the editorial board)
-1' margins (size 8.5x11' paper)
-font size 12, Times New Roman or Doulos SIL
-if another font is necessary for linguistic symbols, please contact the
editors prior to submitting your paper
-The title should appear at the top of the first page, but in order to
maintain anonymity in the review process, the author's name must not appear
anywhere in the document.
-use footnotes, not endnotes
-use section headings
-tables and figures should be included inline in the text
-a complete list of cited references must appear at the end of the paper;
do not include any works in the reference list which are not cited in the paper
-Examples must be numbered, and if data from a language other than English
is presented, it should be accompanied by interlinearized glosses and a
-submit an abstract (maximum 500 words), including 3-5 keywords, as a
-submit two copies (in addition to your abstract):
(1) one copy in Word or LaTeX:
-if you use Word, please send only .doc files, not .docx files
-if you use LaTeX, please contact rlsrice.edu before submitting your
(2) In addtion to the Word or LaTeX submission, you must send a PDF
version. This is so that we can see how it is supposed to look in case
fonts are messed up, etc.
RLS accepts only electronic submissions for the working papers. These must
be sent to rlsrice.edu and the body of the e-mail should include:
-title of paper
-name of author(s)
-contact e-mail address
The deadline for receipt of submissions is September 1, 2009. Questions
regarding the submissions process or style requirements may be addressed to
the editorial board at rlsrice.edu.
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