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Author Guidelines

Revista de Estudos da Linguagem

Code of Conducts and Good practices

The journal Revista de Estudos da Linguagem follows the guidelines of the Code of Conducts and Good Practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) . The submissions must meet these guidelines: to know the code, see the original text in English.

 

Rules for submission

 

 

1. General standards

a) The Revista de Estudos da Linguagem is dedicated to Linguistic Theory and Analysis and accepts electronic submissions of unpublished texts (articles and reviews).

b) Each author may submit only one text per issue of the journal and, having had a text published, can only submit others after a 3 issue wait period.

c) The text cannot be submitted concomitantly to another journal.

d) Texts may be written in Portuguese, English, French, or Spanish.

e) For multiple authors texts, all authors must be indicated on the registration page of the submission.

f) The text should be properly revised and edited by the author. The editorial board reserves the right to make further revisions and necessary style and textual changes. Texts which fail to comply with with the journal's standards of form, style and content will be rejected.

g) Reproduction for commercial purposes of any text published in the journal is prohibited.

h) Reproduction of a text published in the journal in other publications must be previously authorized by the Editor.

2. Formatting

We provide a template to assist authors with the formatting of their texts: RELIN_Template

a) Length between 8,000 and 10,000 words (from the title to bibliographical references) for articles and reviews.

b) A4 page format, times new roman font size 12 (except when another standard is indicated), simple space between lines, paragraphs with indentation on the first line of 1.25 cm, 3 cm margin (top and left) x 2 cm (bottom and right), format doc, docx, or rtf.

c) The title in the original language of the article should be in bold, font size 14, and centered. Its translation into Portuguese for articles written in English or in English for articles written in Portuguese, French or Spanish should come on the line below, centered, in bold and in italics with the same font size.

d) The text cannot contain the names of the authors nor their academic affiliation. If there is mention in the text and/or in the references of works by the submission authors, the name of the authors and the references must be replaced by XXXXX, maintaining the date of publication.

e) The abstract in the original language of the article should come two lines below the translated title. The word Abstract (or in the original language of the article) should come in bold and without italics, followed by a colon. The text of the abstract should start after the word in the same paragraph. The abstract should follow the ABNT NBR 6028:2003 standards; therefore it should contain objective, method, results, and conclusions of the article; it should be written in concise sentences in a single paragraph; preference for verbs in the active voice and in the third person singular; the length should be between 100 and 250 words.

f) Keywords should appear just below the abstract. The expression Keywords (or in the original language of the article) should come in bold and without italics, followed by a colon. Keywords must be in lowercase letters, separated by semicolons, without bold or italics, ended by a dot.

g) Abstract and Keywords in English must come after these elements in the original language of the article, following the same formatting instructions. In the cases of articles in English, Abstract and Keywords must be followed by resumo and palavras-chave in Portuguese.

h) Titles of the sections should come without indentation, with Arabic numerals (numbers should not be followed by a dot), in bold and capitalized only at the beginning. Numbering should not include the references. Between the previous paragraph to the subtitle and between the subtitle and the following paragraph two blank lines must be left.

i) Within the text, the description of book titles should be italicized (uppercase only at the beginning, except in the case of proper names); and those of journal articles, in quotation marks.

j) Words that require translation or comments must be italicized, followed by translation or comments in quotation marks and parentheses.

k) Dedications and acknowledgements must come after the last paragraph of the text and before the references.

l) Illustrations, graphs, and tables must have their source indicated if they were not produced by the author of the submitted text and must have the consent of the author if they belong to third parties.

m) Pages must be numbered at the top in the right.

n) Explanatory notes must appear as footnotes, with continued Arabic numbering throughout the text.

o) Concerning authorship, the submission must be in accordance with the provisions of Law No. 9610 of February 19, 1998: “A person who simply assisted the author in producing the literary, artistic, or scientific work by reviewing it, updating it, as well as supervising or directing its publication or presentation by any means is not considered a co-author” (Art. 15, § 1).

 

3. Citation

 

a) Citations should follow the author-date system, according to ABNT NBR 10520:2002.

b) Basic forms of citation are presented and exemplified below:

- Author of citation outside parentheses: initial uppercase letter followed by lowercase with year and page.

According to Elia (1979, p. 15), Bopp established the basis for identification of the relationship between languages.

- Author of citation inside parentheses: only uppercase letters with year and page.

It is known today that the thesis that vulgar Latin was homogeneous cannot be sustained (ELIA, 1979, p. 42).

- Indirect citation: do not use quotation marks, but indicate author, date, and page.

For Elia (1979, p. 2), there is a relationship of part-whole between Philology and Linguistics.

- Direct citation with less than three lines: use double quotation marks, indicating author, date, and page; use single quotation marks for citations within the citation.

 “Languages of conquering peoples that influence the language of conquered peoples without absorbing it” are called superstratum (ELIA, 1979, p. 110).

 

- Direct citation with more than three lines: paragraph with 4 cm indentation, font size 10, without italics and quotation marks, indicating at the end, between parenthesis, author, date, and page.

As Elia remembers regarding Bopp’s method ,

[o]ne of the most important results of the method was the genealogical classification of languages, according to which a group of languages is extended to a common ancestor (common Slavic, common Germanic, common Latin...), of which those are stages or differentiations. (ELIA, 1979, p. 5)

- Interventions in direct citation: ellipsis in brackets for deletions; interpolations, additions, or comments in brackets; emphasis or highlight in italics.

 “Languages of conquering peoples that influenced the language of conquered peoples without [...] absorbing it” are called superstratum (ELIA, 1979, p. 110)

 

- Citation of more than one work by the same author published in the same year: add lowercase letter, in alphabetical order, after the date and no space in the text and in references.

Portuguese has been included in Romance studies in Brazil (ELIA, 1979a, 1979b).

- Citation of more than one work by the same author published in different years: separate the year with a comma.

Elia (1961, 1989) discussed the question of Brazilian Portuguese.

- Citation of work with more than one author: separate each author with semicolons.

Dialect differences between Brazilian and Lusitanian Portuguese appear in different linguistic levels (CUNHA; CINTRA, 1985, p. 9-24).

- Citation of works by different authors: separate by each work with semicolons in alphabetical order.

Romance linguistics has been discussed in Brazil by several scholars (ELIA, 1979; MIAZZI, 1976).

- Citation of a work from another work: indicate author and year of the citation, adding the expression apud, and indicate author, year, and page of the work in which the citation was made.

As had noted Meillet (1917-1919, p. 230 apud ELIA, 1979, p. 4), “[l]es romanistes imitent trop souvent la grammaire comparée des langues indo-européennes par ses mauvais cotés”.

e) For other cases, it is recommended to directly consult the text of ABNT NBR 10520:2002 standards.

4. References

a) References should come after the last element of the text or after acknowledgements, if any. They should be in alphabetical order without indentation in the second line, with justified alignment and without skipping blank line from a reference to another.

b) References should follow the ABNT NBR 6023:2002 standards.

c) Basic forms of references are presented and exemplified below:

 

- Book: authors (with abbreviated first names and surnames), title (in italics) and subtitle (no italics), edition, place, publisher and date of publication.

ELIA, S. Preparação à linguística românica. 2. ed. rev. e aum. Rio de Janeiro: Ao Livro Técnico, 1979.

- Thesis, dissertation, or monography: author, title, date, number of pages, document type, degree, academic unit, institution, city, and date.

PONTES, E. Sobre o conceito de sujeito. 1984. 349 p. Tese (Concurso de professor titular do Departamento de Linguística e Teoria da Literatura) - Faculdade de Letras, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, 1984.

- Chapter of book: authors, title of the chapter, expression In: complete reference of the book, and paging. For chapter of book by the same author, use five low dashes followed by a dot in the place of the name of the author. To organizers or coordinators, (Org.). or (Coord.) are employed, respectively.

BITTENCOURT, V. A filologia no Brasil. In: GONÇALVES, G. R.; RAVETTI, G. (Orgs.). Lugares críticos: línguas, culturas, literaturas. Belo Horizonte: Orobó/Faculdade de Letras da UFMG, 1998. p. 171-184.

- Article in journal: authors, title of the article, title of the journal, place of publication, volume or year, issue, starting and ending page, date.

DINIZ, D. C. B. Cartas inéditas de Dom Pedro II a Henri Gorceix: tradução e comentário. Caligrama, Belo Horizonte, v. 15, n. 1, p. 125-142, 2010.

 

- Piece of newspaper: authors (if any), title of the piece, title of the newspaper, place, date, section, or part of the newspaper and corresponding pages.

SALLES, W. A língua de Cesária aproxima o Brasil de Cuba e Cabo Verde. Folha de São Paulo, São Paulo, 28 abr 2001. Folha Ilustrada, Caderno E, p. 10.

 

- Published work presented in event: authors, title of the work, expression In:, event name, event numbering (if any), year and place (city) where the event was hosted, title of the document (annals, minutes, etc.), place, publisher, date of publication, and starting and ending page of the referenced part.

MEGALE, H. Matéria de Bretanha: da França ao ocidente da Península Ibérica. In: ENCONTRO DE ESTUDOS ROMÂNICOS, 2, 1994, Belo Horizonte. Anais... Belo Horizonte: Departamento de Letras Românicas/Faculdade de Letras/Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, 1995. p. 11-21.

- Document available exclusevely in electronic medium (databases, websites, programs, e-mail messages etc.): authors, title of the service or product, version (if any), and physical description of the electronic medium.

 

HOUAISS, A. et al. Dicionário eletrônico houaiss da língua portuguesa. Rio de Janeiro: Objetiva, 2001. 1 CD-ROM.

d) If any of the referenced works is available online, their data must necessarily be indicated: e-mail address, presented between < > signals, preceded by the expression Available from:, and the access date of the document (abbreviated month, day, and full year, separated by space), preceded by the expression Access on:.

 

DINIZ, D. C. B. Cartas inéditas de Dom Pedro II a Henri Gorceix: tradução e comentário. Caligrama, Belo Horizonte, v. 15, n. 1, p. 125-142, 2010. Available from: <http://www.periodicos.letras.ufmg.br/index.php/caligrama/article/view/155/109>. Access on: Oct. 31, 2014.

 

e) For other cases, please refer to  ABNT NBR 6023:2002 standards.

 

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submitted text meets all the requirements described in the journal authors’ guidelines.
  2. The submitted text meets the Guidelines of the Code of Conduct and Good Practices of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
 

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following:

a. The journal holds copyright of the published paper; authors are the sole responsible party for published papers content; the published paper is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License which allows the sharing of the publication as long as there is acknowledgement of authorship and publishing by Revista de Estudos da Linguagem.

b. Authors should seek previous permission from the journal in order to publish their articles as book chapters. Such publications should acknowledge first publishing by Revista de Estudos da Linguagem.

c. Authors may publish and distribute their papers (for example, at institutional repositories, author's sites) at any time during or after the editorial process by Revista de Estudos da Linguagem.

 

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