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In preparing the manuscript for publication, follow the conventions below as closely as possible.
Offprints are not provided, but a pdf-file of the published text can be made available.
1. E-versions should contain minimal formatting; avoid all sophisticated and personalized text processing!
2. Use the following format:
- font: Times New Roman pt 12
- single spacing
- do not number the pages
- the title is followed by an abstract and a number of key words
- the margins should be fully justified
- all sections and subsections in the text should be numbered with Arabic numerals (1. / 1.1. / 1.1.1.; preferably no distinctions beyond three digits); different font types should be used for section titles at the different levels:
1. Bold roman
1.1. Number in bold roman but title in bold italic
1.1.1.Number and title in italic
- section titles should be preceded by two blank lines and followed by one blank line
- do not use extra white space between paragraphs; rather, indent all paragraphs except for the first one of each new section
- drawings, tables, figures should be integrated in the text
- quotations should be given between double quotation marks; longer quotes should be indented and set apart from the main body of the text by leaving one blank line before and after; they may also be printed in a smaller font size (point 11)
3. Words or phrases in languages other than the language of the article (usually, but not necessarily always English) should be underlined or (preferably) in italics and accompanied by a translation between single quotes. E.g., omukazi ‘woman.’
4. Examples should be numbered with Arabic numerals between parentheses and set apart from the main body of the text by leaving spaces before and after. They may or may not be indented. For long examples a smaller font size (point 10) may be used. Examples from languages other than the language of the article should be underlined or (preferably) in italics, and they should be accompanied by a translation between single quotes and, if necessary, by a word-by-word gloss as well. E.g.:
(6) Non lo so
‘I don't know’
(7) !ou ke fa!amaalie atu
I TNS make-agree DX
‘I apologize (to you)’
Any abbreviations in the glosses should be listed and explained in a note or appendix. (E.g: TNS = tense/aspect marker; DX = deictic particle.) Excerpts from transcripts of conversations should also be numbered, as well as individual lines ) if necessary. Explain transcription conventions (in a note or appendix) or refer to a well-known and authoritative source. E.g.:
(9) ("People scare me" -- Staron 1976)
1 A: Have you ever had any other experiences lately that made you more afraid?
2 F: um (.2) well ) nothing like stuff like that, but jus' like my litt sister would hide
3 ‘n scare me
5. References should directly follow the text (do not start a new page!), entitled References (left justified), and printed in a smaller font size (point 10). Alphabetize by author's last name, adding postscripted a, b, etc. to the date of publication for two or more publications by the same author in the same year; e.g.: Gumperz (1982a), Gumperz (1982b). Titles of articles should only have the first word capitalized (and words for which the spelling rules of the language in question require capitalization), all other words in lower case. Titles of books and journals should be underlined or (preferably) italicized. E.g.:
Grice, H. Paul (1975) Logic and conversation. In P.Cole & J.L. Morgan (eds.), Syntax and semantics, vol 3: Speech acts. New York: Academic Press, pp. 41-58.
Labov, William (1972a) Language in the Inner City: Studies in the Black Vernacular. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Labov, William (1972b) Sociolinguistic Patterns. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Sacks, H., E.A. Schegloff, and G. Jefferson (1974) A simplest systematics for the organization of turn taking in conversation. Language 50: 697-735.
6. Use footnotes rather than endnotes. Reference to notes in the text should be given with a superscripted Arabic numeral.