Public Release:  SAGE to publish Language and Linguistics from 2014

SAGE Publications

Los Angeles, CA (08 October 2013) - SAGE is delighted to announce a partnership with the Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica (ILAS) to publish its flagship journal, Language and Linguistics as of 2014. The first issues with SAGE will publish in January. One English-language and one Chinese-language issue will be published simultaneously, with different original content in each. English-language issues will follow in April, July and October, with another Chinese-language issue in July. 6 issues will be published each year.

Focused on theoretical language and linguistics study of East Asia and Pacific regions, encompassing (inter alia) Sino-Tibetan, Austronesian, Austroasiatic and Altaic, Language and Linguistics is committed to exploring the common biological, mathematical, and cultural roots of human language with an aim to establishing its scientific and systematic knowledge. The journal has established itself as leading voice in the study of linguistics in East Asia and the Pacific regions, with both the society and journal making important contributions towards linguistic structure analyses, linguistic computation and simulation, language archiving, and cross-discipline studies. Accepting research papers, book reviews, comments and responses on specific subjects, the journal aims to address the interests of an international audience. The journal is the first journal included in the Social Science Citation Index to publish in both Chinese and English.

"SAGE publishes a strong portfolio of journals and books on linguistics, and we were therefore delighted to be selected by the Institute of Linguistics Academia Sinica (ILAS) to publish their leading journal Language and Linguistics" said Karen Phillips, Editorial Director, SAGE. "Our commitment to ensuring the international dissemination of research to help advance and support discipline knowledge is a goal closely aligned with that of both the ILAS and Language & Linguistics. We look forward to working with the distinguished editorial board to develop the journal's international reach and continue to accelerate the growth of the publication."

"When choosing a publisher to help advance our international reach, it was important for us to find one that both understood and was closely aligned with our publishing vision and the unique nature of our discipline" remarked Chiu-yu Tseng, director of the Institute of Linguistics. "In SAGE, we found a publisher with a strong international reach and an in-depth understanding both of the value and unique nature of our research. We believe this partnership with SAGE will enable us to enhance the development of research within the field of language and linguistics, and we look forward to developing a successful future within the field together."

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SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology and medicine. SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC. http://www.sagepublications.com

Language and Linguistics (L&L) is an international journal which publishes research in general or theoretical linguistics on languages of East Asia and the Pacific Region, thus encompassing Sino-Tibetan, Austronesian, Austroasiatic and Altaic language families, inter alia. Contributions may be in the form of original research articles, squibs or book reviews.

The Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica was set up in accordance with the long-term development policy of the Academia Sinica 'institutes for basic sciences and centers for intra-disciplinary research', and in order to explore the common biological, mathematical, and cultural roots of human language with an aim to establishing its scientific and systematic knowledge, a preparatory office for the Institute of Linguistics was set up in 1997, resulting in a full-fledged Institute in 2004. Currently, the Institute's faculty comprises 16 full-time researchers. The overall objective of the Institute is to achieve scientific and systematic knowledge about human language by conducting purely linguistic as well as interdisciplinary research on languages of Taiwan and genetically and related languages. Important contributions have been made especially in linguistic structure analyses, linguistic computation and simulation, language archiving, and cross-discipline studies. http://www.ling.sinica.edu.tw/intro_en.asp.htm

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