Language and Literature
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Language and Literature

2014 Impact Factor: 0.295
2014 Ranking: 128/171 in Linguistics
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editor
Geoff Hall University of Nottingham, UK

eISSN: 14617293| ISSN: 09639470|Current volume: 24|Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

Language and Literature is an invaluable international journal covering the latest developments in stylistic analysis, the linguistic analysis of literature and related areas. With its uniquely broad coverage, the journal offers readers easy access to all the important new research relevant to stylistics.

Authoritative Articles

Refereed articles from international scholars ensure that readers are kept fully up to date with the best research worldwide. Topics covered include: literary and non-literary stylistics, the connection between stylistics, critical theory, linguistics and literary criticism, and their applications in teaching to native and non-native speaking students.

Comment and Debate

The Notes and Discussion section provides a stimulating forum for debate on new and controversial contributions to the study of language and literature.

Book Reviews

New publications in the field are surveyed and expert reviews of the most important works are included.

Language and Literature is essential reading for students and academics working in stylistic analysis, text linguistics and literary theory. It is also an invaluable source of reference for native and non-native teachers of English language and literature in secondary and higher education.

"Language and Literature is a pointer to the future." - Times Higher Education Supplement

"The articles in Language and Literature are varied and insightful; they are also full of ideas about potential areas of future research. The journal provides firm evidence that the marriage of literary criticism and linguistics is both legitimate and creative" - British Council

Electronic Access:

Language & Literature is available electronically on SAGE Journals Online at http://lal.sagepub.com/

Language and Literature is an invaluable international journal covering the latest developments in stylistic analysis, the linguistic analysis of literature and related areas. With its uniquely broad coverage, the journal offers readers easy access to all the important new research relevant to stylistics.

Authoritative Articles

Refereed articles from international scholars ensure that readers are kept fully up to date with the best research worldwide. Topics covered include: literary and non-literary stylistics, the connection between stylistics, critical theory, linguistics and literary criticism, and their applications in teaching to native and non-native speaking students.

Comment and Debate

The Notes and Discussion section provides a stimulating forum for debate on new and controversial contributions to the study of language and literature.

Book Reviews

New publications in the field are surveyed and expert reviews of the most important works are included.

Language and Literature is essential reading for students and academics working in stylistic analysis, text linguistics and literary theory. It is also an invaluable source of reference for native and non-native teachers of English language and literature in secondary and higher education.

Assistant Editors
Catherine Emmott University of Glasgow, UK
Dan McIntyre University of Huddersfield, UK
Book Reviews Editor
Rocío Montoro Universidad de Granada, Spain
Editorial Board
Derek Attridge York University, UK
Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard University of Birmingham , UK
Ronald Carter University of Nottingham, UK
Barbara Dancygier University of British Columbia, Canada
Monika Fludernik Albert-Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany
Donald E. Hardy Department of English, University of Nevada, Reno
David L. Hoover New York University, USA
Lesley E Jeffries University of Huddersfield, UK
Geoffrey Leech Lancaster University, UK
Sara Mills Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Roger D Sell Abo University, Turku, Finland
Dan Shen Peking University, China
Mick Short Lancaster University, UK
Paul Simpson Queen's University, Belfast, UK
Gerard Steen Urije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Peter Stockwell Nottingham University, UK
Michael Toolan University of Birmingham , UK
Willie van Peer Ludwig Maximilian Universitat, Munich, Germany
Peter Verdonk Amsterdam University, The Netherlands
Katie Wales University of Nottingham, UK
Sonia Zyngier Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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    1. Article types
    2. Editorial Policies
      2.1 Peer review policy
      2.2 Authorship
    3. Publishing Policies
      3.1 Publication Ethics
      3.1.1 Plagiarism
    4. How to submit your manuscript
    5. Journal contributor’s publishing agreement
      5.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access
    6. Declaration of conflicting interests policy
    7. Other conventions
    8. Acknowledgments
      8.1 Funding acknowledgement
    9. Permissions
    10. Manuscript style
      10.1 File types
      10.2 Journal style
      10.2.1 Book Reviews
      10.3 Reference style
      10.4 Manuscript preparation
      10.4.1 Keywords and abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
      10.4.2 Corresponding author contact details
      10.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
      10.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
      10.4.5 English language editing services
    11. After acceptance
      11.1 Proofs
      11.2 E-Prints
      11.3 SAGE production
    12. Further information

    Language and Literature is an international journal covering the latest developments in stylistic analysis, the linguistic analysis of literature and related areas.

    1. Article types

    Language and Literature publishes original articles and book reviews.

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    2. Editorial Policies

    2.1 Peer review policy

    All articles will be refereed.

    2.2 Authorship

    All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

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    3. Publishing Policies

    3.1 Publication Ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

    3.1.1 Plagiarism

    Language and Literature and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of articles published in the journal. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked using duplication-checking software. Where an article is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article (removing it from the journal); taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; banning the author from publication in the journal or all SAGE journals, or appropriate legal action.

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    4. How to submit your manuscript

    Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you carefully read and adhere to all the guidelines and instructions to authors provided below. Manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

    Manuscripts should be emailed to the editor at: Geoff.Hall@nottingham.edu.cn

    Manuscripts should not normally exceed 6,000 words and should be typed double-spaced on one side only of A4 paper with a 3 cm margin all round. Pages should be numbered consecutively throughout. A cover sheet should include author(s) name(s), affiliation, full postal address and email address, telephone and fax numbers where possible. A brief (max. 250 words) abstract should be provided plus up to 10 keywords. No more than three levels of subheading should be used; the first two levels should be numbered 1, 1.1,1.2, 2, 2.1, etc. Spelling should follow that of the Oxford English Dictionary. Endnotes, not footnotes, should be used. Quoted words or sections in running text should be in single quotes with double quotes within. Passages of more than 50 words should be indented. Please avoid 'generic' he and 'authorial' we (for I).

    Submission and acceptance of articles: authors submitting manuscripts do so on the understanding that the work has not been published previously or is under consideration for publication elsewhere

    Books for review and manuscripts of reviews should be sent to Dan McIntyre, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH, UK.

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    5. Journals contributors publishing agreement

    4.1 SAGE Choice and Open Access

    If you or your funder wish your article to be freely available online to non subscribers immediately upon publication (gold open access), you can opt for it to be included in SAGE Choice, subject to payment of a publication fee. The manuscript submission and peer review procedure is unchanged. On acceptance of your article, you will be asked to let SAGE know directly if you are choosing SAGE Choice. To check journal eligibility and the publication fee, please visit SAGE Choice. For more information on open access options and compliance at SAGE, including self author archiving deposits (green open access) visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

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    6. Declaration of conflicting interests

    Within your Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement you will be required to make a certification with respect to a declaration of conflicting interests. Language and Literature does not require a declaration of conflicting interests but recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    7. Other conventions

    None applicable.

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    8. Acknowledgements

    Any acknowledgements should appear first at the end of your article prior to your Declaration of Conflicting Interests (if applicable), any notes and your References.

    All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an `Acknowledgements� section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support. Authors should disclose whether they had any writing assistance and identify the entity that paid for this assistance.

    8.1 Funding Acknowledgement
    To comply with the guidance for Research Funders, Authors and Publishers issued by the Research Information Network (RIN), Language and Literature additionally requires all Authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading. Please visit Funding Acknowledgements on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding or state in your acknowledgments that: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

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    9. Permissions

    Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    10. Manuscript style

    10.1 File types .
    Only electronic files conforming to the journal's guidelines will be accepted. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are Word DOC, RTF, XLS. Please also refer to additional guideline on submitting artwork below.

    10.2 Journal Style
    Language and Literature conforms to the SAGE house style. Click here to review guidelines on SAGE UK House Style.

    10.2.1 Book Reviews
    Please check that the book details are given in this format at the top of each review. Title, Author, date of publication. Place: publisher, 000 pp. ISBN, price (hbk), ISBN, price (pbk)

    10.3 Reference Style
    Language and Literature operates a SAGE Harvard reference style. Click hereto review the guidelines on SAGE Harvard to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

    10.4. Manuscript Preparation
    The text should be double-spaced throughout and with a minimum of 3cm for left and right hand margins and 5cm at head and foot. Text should be standard 10 or 12 point.

    10.4.1 Your Title, Keywords and Abstracts: Helping readers find your article online
    The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article online through online search engines such as Google. Please refer to the information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords by visiting SAGE’s Journal Author Gateway Guidelines on How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online.

    10.4.2 Corresponding Author Contact details
    Provide full contact details for the corresponding author including email, mailing address and telephone numbers. Academic affiliations are required for all co-authors. These details should be presented separately to the main text of the article to facilitate anonymous peer review.

    10.4.3 Guidelines for submitting artwork, figures and other graphics
    For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines.

    If, together with your accepted article, you submit usable colour figures, these figures will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. If a charge applies you will be informed by your SAGE Production Editor. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

    10.4.4 Guidelines for submitting supplemental files
    Language and Literature does not currently accept supplemental files.

    10.4.5 English Language Editing services
    Non-English speaking authors who would like to refine their use of language in their manuscripts might consider using a professional editing service. Visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/submission.sp for further information.

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    11. After acceptance

    11.1 Proofs
    We will email a PDF of the proofs to the corresponding author.

    11.2 E-Prints

    SAGE provides authors with access to a PDF of their final article. For further information please visit http://www.sagepub.co.uk/authors/journal/reprint.sp.

    11.3 SAGE Production
    At SAGE we place an extremely strong emphasis on the highest production standards possible. We attach high importance to our quality service levels in copy-editing, typesetting, printing, and online publication (http://online.sagepub.com/). We also seek to uphold excellent author relations throughout the publication process.

    We value your feedback to ensure we continue to improve our author service levels. On publication all corresponding authors will receive a brief survey questionnaire on your experience of publishing in Language and Literature with SAGE.

    12. Further information

    Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the editorial office as follows:

    Prof. Geoff Hall
    Head of Division of English Studies
    University of Nottingham China
    199 Taikang East Road
    University Park
    Ningbo 315100
    China.
    Email: Geoff.Hall@nottingham.edu.cn
    Tel +86 (0)574 8818 0947
    Fax+86 (0)574 8818 0175
    www.nottingham.edu.cn

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