eLanguage was a digital publishing platform of the LSA for open-access scholarly linguistic research, including journals, book notices, and proceedings of several major linguistics conferences. Publication on this platform was discontinued in 2013. This page provides links to archives and continuations of the content.

eLanguage Co-Journals

Most of the eLanguage journals, known as co-journals, are no longer affiliated with the LSA, but continue to publish on other institutional platforms, as detailed on the LSA's eLanguage co-journal archive page, which does not include Semantics and Pragmatics, which originated as a co-journal of eLanguage, because it continues as an active journal of the LSA.

Book Notices

The archive of LSA Book Notices includes all content published between 2007 and 2013. Book Notices published prior to 2007 may be found in Language, a quarterly journal of the LSA.

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Conference Proceedings

The eLanguage platform also encompassed conference proceedings for various meetings in linguistics. These proceedings continued publication under the auspices of the LSA.

  • Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS), 1975-2014
  • Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT), 1991-present
  • LSA Annual Meeting Extended Abstracts, 2010-2015, continued as Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America (PLSA), 2016-present
  • Annual Meetings on Phonlogy (AMP), 2013-present

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More about eLanguage

The goal of the eLanguage Project was to effectively utilize modern, web-based publishing technologies in order to provide researchers in the the academic discipline of linguistics with a platform for the management of peer-reviewed, open-access electronic journals. E-journals play an important role in academic publishing as the global exchange of information and knowledge moves increasingly from paper to new, digital environments. Because digital publications are under few limitations in terms of breadth and have unprecedented advantages in terms of speed and ubiquity, as well as novel possibilites of integrating databases and multimedia, they have the potential to cover a range of disciplinary sub-fields which can hardly be treated with the same degree of detail while under the limitations imposed by paper-based modes of publishing.

With eLanguage the LSA enabled researchers to establish their own "co-journals" which were accessible both individually and in an aggregated form on eLanguage.net. Once a proposal for a new co-journal was approved by the editorial board, the journals managers were given access to eLanguage's internal publication tools, enabling them to review, copy-edit and publish articles relevant to the focus area of their journal. To ensure the highest possible academic standards, articles were subjected to a double-blind review process before publication. While co-journals were accessible through the eLanguage.net main page they remained fully independent and were managed by their respective editors, with additional support (especially regarding technical issues) provided by the eLanguage team. All content appearing in eLanguage, both on the main page and in the co-journals, was fully accessible to all readers, with no access restrictions whatsoever.