Submission Guidelines

Linguistic Research is published three times a year regularly. In 2016, The publishing date of each issue is the end of March, June and December respectively and the end of September for Special Edition (only for English Education). There is no submission due date for each issue and we recommend submitting your paper two months in advance of the publishing date.

The available languages of the journal are English and Korean but manuscripts written in Korean can be submitted only for the issue published in June of each year. All manuscripts submitted to Linguistic Research must include an abstract (250 ~ 300 words) and key words (5 ~ 7 words or phrases) written in English.

Electronic submissions are preferred. Kindly send the paper in hwp (most recommended), pdf or MS word format to Editor,

Authors need not worry about their initial submissions conforming to the style sheet. Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, authors must submit revised versions prepared in strict accordance with the LINGUISTIC RESEARCH style sheet. The LINGUISTIC RESEARCH style sheet is generally the same as for the journal LANGUAGE, with the following modifications.


1. Begin article sections with “1” (not zero). Examples, figures and tables should each be numbered separately. Order the sections as follows:






Order examples like this:



         (2) a.


a′. (Use the “straight” quote ['] rather than a “smart” quote [‘] or [’] to indicate “prime”.)

Assign consecutive numbers to examples throughout the document; do not renumber from “(1)” for each section of the article.


3. Use footnotes (not endnotes). An asterisk (*) of the manuscript title will refer to a footnote for acknowledgments; thereafter, all footnotes will be in an uninterrupted, numeric sequence, beginning with “1”.


4. sans-serif is the working font for journal articles, with italic and bold styles reserved for special marking. A proliferation of fonts in a document is discouraged. Phonetic transcription must be in a Unicode font (e.g. SILDoulos, IPAPANNEW, STEDTU).


5. Citation formats:

         As part of a running text: author (year), or author (year:page)

         E.g., Smith (1984), Jones (1999:123)

         As a parenthetic note: (author year), or (author year:page)

         E.g., (Smith 1984), (Jones 1999:123)

         In general, avoid using titles, such as Dr., Professor, or Chairman.


6. Sample references:

Kim, Jong-Bok. 2004. Hybrid agreement in English. Linguistics 42(6): 1105-1128.

Kim, Jong-Bok. 2014. English copy raising constructions: Argument realization and characterization condition. Linguistics 52(1): 167-203.

Kim, Jong-Bok and Peter Sells. 2008. English syntax: An introduction. Stanford: CSLI publications.

Kim, Jong-Bok, Jaehyung Yang, Sanghoun Song, and Francis Bond. 2011. Deep processing of Korean and the development of the Korean resource grammar. Linguistic Research 28(3): 635-672.

Kim, Taeho and Seon-yeong Jeong. 2012. Hankwukeey nathananun 'cinsil' phyohyen ehwiuy tamhwaphyoci kinung yenkwu. "A corpus-based study of the truth-related words in Korean used as discourse markers." Cross-cultural studies 29: 453-477.

Sag, Ivan A. 2010. Feature geometry and predictions of locality. In Greville Corbett and Anna Kibort (eds.), Proceedings of the Workshop on Features, 236-271. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Sag, Ivan A. and Thomas Wasow. 2011. Performance-compatible competence grammar. In Robert Borsley and Kersti Borjars (eds.), Non-transformational syntax: Formal and explicit models of grammar. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.


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