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  • ISSN: 1866-9808 (Print), 1866-9859 (Online)
  • Editors: Dr Bodo Winter University of Birmingham, UK, Dr Lauren Ackerman Newcastle University, UK, Dr Rui Chaves The State University of New York at Buffalo, USA, Dr Elaine Francis Purdue University, USA, Dr Judith Holler Radboud University, The Netherlands, Professor Jeannette Littlemore University of Birmingham, UK, and Dr Gary Oppenheim Bangor University, UK
  • Editorial board
Language and Cognition is a venue for the publication of high-quality empirical research focusing on the interface between language and cognition. It is open to research from the full range of subject disciplines, theoretical backgrounds, and analytical frameworks that populate linguistics and the cognitive sciences. We aim to cover a wide range of interdisciplinary research focused on theoretical issues surrounding the language system, including psycholinguistics more broadly.

In addition to the traditional areas of cognitive linguistics (e.g., construction grammar, metaphor theory, linguistic relativity), we especially welcome research which considers theoretical linguistic questions within a broader cognitive context; for example, sentence processing studies which present time-sensitive evidence for grammatical or conceptual representations, or research looking at first or second language acquisition as it relates to other cognitive systems. We also strongly encourage submissions investigating iconicity, multimodality, signed languages, gesture, or language evolution.

Language and Cognition is the official journal of the UK Cognitive Linguistics Association. From 2021 the journal is published online only.

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