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About the Journal
Pascual Cantos-Gómez, University of MurciaStefan Th. Gries, University of California, Santa Barbara
Research Design and Statistics in Linguistics and Communication Science is a new, peer-reviewed journal devoted to exploring how quantitative methods and statistical techniques can supplement qualitative analyses in linguistics and communication science; research on the quantitative characteristics of language and text in a more mathematical form. This approach opens up important and exciting theoretical perspectives, as well as solutions for a wide range of practical problems by introducing into linguistics and communication science the methods and models of advanced scientific disciplines prevalent within the natural sciences, economics, and psychology. It aims at the dissemination and publication of original contributions which bring developments and improvement in quantitative methodologies to the attention of both linguists and communication scholars. Research Design and Statistics in Linguistics and Communication Science invites original, previously unpublished research articles and book reviews in the field of empirical and quantitative approaches to linguistics and communication science. Contributions should contain empirical analyses of data from different languages and from different theoretical perspectives and frameworks, providing new findings and innovative approaches in any area of linguistics and communication science. We encourage submissions concentrating on, but not limited to:
Published twice yearly, in June and December. First issue, June 2014
ISSN: 2052-417X (Print)
ISSN: 2052-4188 (Online)
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Dpto. Filología Inglesa
Universidad de Murcia
Facultad de Letras
Campus de la Merced
Research Design and Statistics in Linguistics and Communication Science is inherently interdisciplinary, and papers at the boundaries of linguistics and communication science are especially welcome, as approaches involving two or more academic disciplines are more likely to produce new theoretical insights, improving our knowledge about language, communication and any type of cross-linguistic phenomena. Research Design and Statistics in Linguistics and Communication Science offers advance online publication (AOP); articles may posted online immediately after being accepted, reviewed, copyedited and proofs are reviewed. AOPs will appear ahead of the two annual print publications in June and December, in which they will be included. These online versions are definitive and may be cited using the digital object identifier (DOI).