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Mar 11 2013

Free trial: Encyclopedia of the Mind

It’s hard to conceive of a topic of more broad and personal interest than the study of the mind. In addition to its traditional investigation by the disciplines of psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience, the mind has also been a focus of study in the fields of philosophy, economics, anthropology, linguistics, computer science, molecular biology, education, and literature. In all these approaches, there is an almost universal fascination with how the mind works and how it affects our lives and our behavior. Studies of the mind and brain have crossed many exciting thresholds in recent years, and the study of mind now represents a thoroughly cross-disciplinary effort. Researchers from a wide range of disciplines seek answers to such questions as: What is mind? How does it operate? What is consciousness?The Encyclopedia of the Mind brings together scholars from the entire range of mind-related academic disciplines from across the arts and humanities, social sciences, life sciences, and computer science and engineering to explore the multidimensional nature of the human mind.

Click here to access the free trial to the online version which expires on April 30, 2013.

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Jan 14 2013

Arborescences: revue d’études françaises

Arborescences is published by Département d’études françaises, Université de Toronto.

Encompassing all aspects of the French language, Arborescences is dedicated to critical thought on current debates in French studies, whether it be related to literature, linguistics or didactic.

In order to help establish and convey new knowledge in each of these areas of study,  Arborescences aim to promote a theoretical and critical approach to a specific theme in each of their issues.

Openly interdisciplinary, Arborescences’ goal is to become a meeting place for different disciplines without neglecting their own necessary specificity.

Arborescences is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Mar 22 2012

Humanities: an Open Access Journal from MDPI

Published by MDPI AG, Humanities is an international, peer-reviewed, quick-refereeing open access
journal, which publishes works from extensive fields including history, law, literature, philosophy, religion, arts, linguistics and so on. There is no restriction on the length of the papers as they encourage researchers to publish their innovative ideas and results in as much detail as possible. To guarantee a rapid refereeing and editorial process, Humanities follows standard publication practices in the natural sciences.

Articles freely accessible in PDF format.  Please click here to access.

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Mar 12 2012

International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning (IJRSLL)

Published by Consortia Academia Publishing, International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning (IJRSLL) is an open access international peer reviewed multidisciplinary journal that publishes quality studies related to language learning. IJRSLL is interdisciplinary in approach, and includes but not limited to reports of qualitative case studies, quantitative experiments and surveys, mixed method studies, action researches, meta-analyses, and discussions of conceptual and methodological issues.

The scope of IJRSLL is deliberately broad in terms of both topics covered and disciplinary perspective. Topics of interests include but not limited to studies that furthers our understanding of the various concepts, issues, and problems of language learning in pre-primary, primary, high school, college, university, and adult education.  

IJRSLL seeks to contribute to the improvement of language learning processes and outcomes through the open discussion of issues affecting the developers of language learning curriculum, practitioners, educators, and learners. Some other areas include, Foreign Language Learning, General Linguistics, Computer Assisted Language Learning, Cultural Issues in Language Learning, Cooperative/Collaborative Learning Environments, Sociolinguistics, Language and Learning, Interpersonal Communication, Social Media and Language Learning, English for Specific Purpose, English for General Purpose, English as an International Language, Second Language Learning, and other related themes.

Furthermore, IJRSLL seeks to promote cross-national and international comparative educational research by publishing findings relevant to the scholarly community, as well as to practitioners and others interested in language learning.

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Mar 12 2012

Íkala: Revista de lenguaje y cultura

Published by Universidad de Antioquia, the journal aims to spread trends, experiences and results of theorizing and application of knowledge in languages ​​and cultures, both native and foreign.

It functions as a means of diffusion for the work at the Escuela de Idiomas and the national and international community.

Íkala welcomes diversity in its topics including the culture of peoples in spoken modern languages, ​​teaching and learning of languages​​, translation, bilingualism, linguistics.

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Feb 28 2012

Research in Language

Research in Language is published by Versita.  The aim of this international journal is to promote ideas in the field of linguistics and language studies. These have always been very broad and diverse fields, which are still broadening now. As other scholarly disciplines, language studies undergo two, seemingly counteracting, processes.

The first is the process of diversification of the field into narrower and narrower domains of specialisation, while the other, resulting from interdisciplinarity, is the process of convergence. It is in fact the latter of the two, aiming to bridge gaps between modular compartments of language studies and to show the multidimensional nature of language, which will be the focus of the journal.

Language in its entirety, not only with its traditional division into phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics but its overlaps, borderline areas, relations with vision and other systems, the psychological and social shaping of linguistic convention and creativity, questions of language and the mind, that will find their place in this journal.

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Jan 19 2012

Babel A.F.I.A.L.

Babel A.F.I.A.L. is an annual publication offering a forum on these topics:

* English and German Language
* English and German Literature
* Applied Linguistics
* Literary Theory
* Translation
* Teaching Methodology
* Lexicology and Lexicography

Babel A.F.I.A.L. is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Jan 19 2012

Language at Work - Bridging Theory and Practice

Language at Work is an international journal for language and communication professionals and researchers.
This journal is an international forum for translating theory into practice within the field of professional language use and communication. Language at Work provides a platform for scholars and professionals to exchange ideas about their work.

Language at Work is a non-profit popular scientific journal realizing the aim of communicating research results and building the bridge between researchers and professionals in the field. Each issue of Language at Work features a main theme that will be discussed in a “Janus head article”, where the perspectives of both the linguistic scholar and the professional go head to head.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Jan 04 2012

Rifl: Rivista Italiana di Filosofia del Linguaggio

This journal accepts and publishes articles regarding theoretical and empirical research in the fields of Philosophy of Language, Semiotics, and Psychology. In particular, the aim of the journal is to counter the idea that philosophical reflection is a disciplinary and specialist sector. On the contrary, the RIFL research group strongly believes that philosophy plays an important role in our contemporary society, that is the ability to communicate with a non-specialist audience about the problems of our time, without ever renouncing to the critical standpoint and clarity which is typical of philosophical thinking.

RIFL will focus on issues related to the fields of Philosophy of Language, Semiotics, and Psychology, with an interdisciplinary approach to studying the issues. For this reason, RIFL invites and accepts contributions from the different research traditions, provided that they are consistent with the approach of the journal.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Nov 30 2011

Style

Style invites submissions that address questions of style, stylistics, and poetics, including research and theory in discourse analysis, literary and nonliterary genres, narrative, figuration, metrics, rhetorical analysis, and the pedagogy of style.

Contributions may draw from such fields as literary criticism, critical theory, computational linguistics, cognitive linguistics, philosophy of language, and rhetoric and writing studies.

In addition, Style publishes reviews, review-essays, surveys, interviews, translations, enumerative and annotated bibliographies, and reports on conferences, Web sites, and software.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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