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  • ISSN: 0954-3945 (Print), 1469-8021 (Online)
  • Editors: William Labov University of Pennsylvania, USA, and Rena Torres Cacoullos Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Editorial board
Language Variation and Change is the only journal dedicated exclusively to the study of linguistic variation and the capacity to deal with systematic and inherent variation in synchronic and diachronic linguistics. Sociolinguistics involves analysing the interaction of language, culture and society; the more specific study of variation is concerned with the impact of this interaction on the structures and processes of traditional linguistics. Language Variation and Change concentrates on the details of linguistic structure in actual speech production and processing (or writing), including contemporary or historical sources.

Cambridge Extra at LINGUIST List

  • Verbal hugs don’t lie
  • 31 May 2021, Dan Iredale
  • Written by Martina Wiltschko (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) When we talk to each other, we interact in ways that go beyond telling each other about ourselves and the world around us. We let our interlocutors know what we think and how we feel; we can share our attitudes towards each other and the things we talk about. We do this by using language dedicated to interaction and which does not contribute to the content of what we say. The mood of a conversation changes dramatically when the language of content (you made it) is enriched with interactional language (oh wow), bold-face in (1-2). (1) Ann: Oh wow, you made it, eh? Beth: I know, right? (2) Charlie: Damn. I’m sick. Dorian: Oh no! Get better, okay? Without interactional language the . . . → Read More: Verbal hugs don’t lie...
  • Inaugural JIPA Most Illustrative Illustration Prize
  • 04 May 2021, Jen Malat
  • The Journal of the International Phonetic Association is delighted to announce the winner of the inaugural JIPA Most Illustrative Illustration Prize, as voted Congratulations to all the authors of Kalasha (Bumburet variety)! Congratulations also to the authors of the other shortlisted Illustrations: Ambel Kejom (Babanki) Zhushan Mandarin These Illustrations represent languages spoken in Pakistan, Indonesia (West Papua), Cameroon . . . → Read More: Inaugural JIPA Most Illustrative Illustration Prize...
  • Cambridge at AAAL 2021
  • 19 March 2021, Jen Malat
  • We’re sorry that we won’t be able to meet in person at the AAAL conference this year and invite you to visit our virtual exhibit table, including a discount Plus, AAAL delegates can join our editor Rebecca Taylor at the panel session on 23 March at 11am talking all things publishing in applied linguistics!   What’s new in applied linguistics from Cambridge? Journals Cambridge is working to open up the scholarship published in our journals. If there’s an agreement in place between CUP and your university, you may be able to publish in our applied linguistics journals Open Access and free . . . → Read More: Cambridge at AAAL 2021...