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March 7, 2006

Call for Papers at the Journal of Semantics

Journal of Semantics

Special issue "Processing meaning"

Guest editors: Robyn Carston and Julie Sedivy

Deadline for submissions: August 1, 2006

Although in the last two or three decades many researchers in semantics and pragmatics have adopted a cognitivist stance on natural language interpretation, for a long time the relations between semantics/pragmatics and experimental psychology were lukewarm, at best. Recently, however, this has begun to change, and the past few years have yielded a fair number of truly interdisciplinary studies on such diverse topics as anaphora, quantification, modality, implicature, polysemy, and so on.

Next year, the Journal of Semantics will publish a special issue that aims to bring together theoretical and experimental approaches to semantics and pragmatics. Papers submitted for this issue should
address topics related to semantic/pragmatic processing, and should be of interest to an interdisciplinary readership. Submitted papers should be in pdf-format and be emailed to the managing editor:



Since it was founded in 1982, the Journal of Semantics has been one of the main venues for publishing research in semantics and pragmatics. Currently, our acceptance rate is 15%, and the average turnaround time (i.e. the time between submission of a manuscript and the editorial decision) is 12 weeks.

The Journal of Semantics publishes articles concerned with the interpretation of natural language, broadly construed: we welcome contributions from all fields engaged in the study of interpretation, including linguistics, philosophy, and psychology.

The editors of the Journal of Semantics are:

David Beaver
Regine Eckardt
Bart Geurts (managing editor)
Ira Noveck
Paul Portner
Philippe Schlenker
Yael Sharvit
Anna Szabolcsi

The Journal's homepage is: http://jos.oxfordjournals.org/

Posted by ira at March 7, 2006 9:27 PM


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