Journal of Linguistic Anthropology

Cover image for Vol. 24 Issue 1

Edited By: Alexandra Jaffe and Paul B. Garrett

Impact Factor: 1.206

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 24/81 (Anthropology); 31/169 (Linguistics)

Online ISSN: 1548-1395

Author Guidelines

Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, the journal of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology, welcomes contributions of relevance to linguistic anthropology. All research articles should develop general theoretical implications and larger issues of debate in addition to presenting results. Submissions should not normally exceed a range of 9000-10,000 words (inclusive of notes but not bibliography). Authors wishing to submit other genres (such as critical essays, interviews, commentaries, discussions or brief translations) should consult with the editor in advance. Reviews and review articles of and recent books in linguistic anthropology and closely related topics are typically commissioned by the book review editor. Prospective book review authors should contact the book review editor. The Journal of Linguistic Anthropology follows the Chicago Manual of Style (14th edition, University of Chicago Press, 1993) for most matters of style, including hyphenation, capitalization, punctuation, abbreviations, and grammar, and Merriam-Webster’s Third Collegiate Dictionary (10th edition, 2000) for spelling. For further details please consult the American Anthropological Association Style Guide at:

Online submission. The journal has moved to an online submission and editorial system. Authors should go to the following web page to submit manuscripts: Pre-submission queries can be sent to the editors at Manuscripts must be double-spaced using a standard Times New Roman 12 point font as the default font, including quotations and excerpts, notes, references, tables and figure captions. Margins throughout the manuscript must be at least one inch; the right margin should not be justified. Papers that require special fonts should include those fonts as attachments with the submission. Using page breaks (not section breaks) divide (1) the title page, with the complete title and author(s) name, affiliation and correspondence address and a 100 word abstract; (2) the article text, notes, and references; (3) each figure or table with captions on a separate sheet. All pages of the manuscript should be numbered consecutively. Notes should be formatted as numerical endnotes and should be formatted to come at the end of the section, and a single continuous section break should be placed between the article text and the references.

References. All entries in the reference list must be cited in the text and vice versa. In text, references are cited in parentheses, with last name(s), year of publication, and, where necessary, page numbers. The reference list should be in the style of American Anthropologist: ordered alphabetically by author’s last name, with author listed on one line (if more than one author, only the primary author’s last name should be placed before the first name), date of publication indented on the next line, followed by title and then publisher’s city and name. All subsequent lines should be indented beyond the date. No underlining or boldface should be used in the reference list. All content words in all titles should be capitalized.

Tables. Number tables consecutively in the order in which they appear in the text. Each table should have a caption. The caption and body of the table should be double-spaced.

Figures. Artwork for figures must be camera-ready—that is, a digital file (files should be at least 300 dpi and should be in TIFF, EPS, or Photoshop formats only). For initial submissions jpeg or digital files of other formats embedded in the actual document are fine. Authors should be prepared to secure permissions for all images to avoid delay of publication.

Phonetics. All phonetic characters should be limited to the International Phonetic Alphabet.

Send correspondence to:

Alexandra Jaffe, Editor

Journal of Linguistic Anthropology

Department of Linguistics

California State University, Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Blvd

Long Beach, CA 90840



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