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Submission Guidelines








Submission Guidelines

The journal
accepts manuscripts written in any of the official languages of the
association (Spanish/Portuguese). Manuscripts must be sent to the
Director/Editor, Prof. Dr. Adolfo Elizaincín (Ignacio Medina
3251/1411, Montevideo); email address:

must include their ORCID number. The editorial process includes the
treatment of all articles sent to the journal with VIPER Anti Plagio
Manuscripts are received each year between January 1 and
January 31. When necessary, a special call for papers will appear in
August. Lingüística is an open journal.
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Layout. Paper size: A4. Margins: 2,5 cms. Font: Verdana Size: 12, single spaced and justified (left and right).

Length: Up to 20 pages long for manuscripts (including references, footnotes, tables, figures and appendices). Up to 10 pages long for research notes and 6 pages long for reviews.


Title. The title must be centered and written in block letters (in the language in which the paper is written and in English). The next line must contain (to the right and in block and small letters) the author's full name, the institutional affiliation and email address.

Abstract. The abstract will appear in the language in which the paper is written and in English (up to 150 words). It must include: purpose of study, methodology, results and conclusions. After the abstract 3 to 5 key words will be included.

Sections: The text will be devided in sections, each of which will be appropriately numbered (using Arabic numerals). If the text contains sub-sections, the author will use decimals: (1.1., 1.2., 1.3.; 1.1.1., 1.1.2., etc).

Italics will only be used for technical terms, words and phrases in languages different from that of the manuscript.

Visuals: The journal accepts three types of visuals: a) Charts (qualitative or/and quantitative data in the form of columns and rows); b) Graphs (data presented in abstract form by means of lines, curves, circles or other resources) and c) Images (photographs, illustrations, etc.). These must be appropriately numbered. Below any visual, a short description must follow, such as: Chart 1: XXX.
Footnotes will appear at the end of the corresponding page. Font: Verdana, Size: 10. They will be supercripted (without parentheses). If there should be any punctuation mark, it will be placed after the footnote number.

Quotations which are less than three lines will be included in the body of the text (in double quotes). Quotations which take more than three lines will be indented. After each quotation, the followig information will be included between parantheses: author's last name, year of publication and page/s). For instance: (Comrie 1981: 86), (Lahuerta y Puyol 1996: 122).
Examples will be written in Verdana, Size 9. They will be introduced by Arabic numbers (without any parenthesis). References to examples in the body of the text will be written between parentheses.


(i) When a reference is part of the body of the text, it will include the author's last name and then the year of publication between parentheses, for instance: Coseriu (1988), Ávila (2006: 95)

(ii) When a reference is not part of the body of the text, it will include all the information between parantheses, for instance: (Samper 1999), (Menéndez Pidal 1960: LI), (Bello y Cuervo 1847).

(iii) If a co-authored work is quoted, the last name of the first author will be included, followed by the expression “et al.”: (Gougenheim et al. 1956). However, the bibliography section will include the full name of all co-authors.

(iv) When the text was written by more than one author or editor in an edited volume (when the volume has an entry in the bibliography list): for the first author the last name will be written first, followed by the name. For all remaining authors, the name will be written first, followed by the last name. For instance: Paredes García, Florentino y María Sancho Pascual. 2018. Influencia de las expectativas de permanencia o retorno en la integración sociolingüística de la población migrante en la comunidad de Madrid, RILI, XVI, 1 (= 31): 41-68”.

(v) Depending on the language of the manuscript, Spanish conjunction “y” or Portuguese “e” will be used to coordinate the name of authors. This rule will apply regardless of the language in which the cited text was originally written. For instance, if the article in (iv) were referenced in a manuscript submitted in Portuguese, such text shall be referred to in the manuscript as “Paredes García e Sancho Pascual, if the manuscript were written in Spanish, it shall be referred to as “Paredes García y Sancho Pascual”.

(vi) The criterion expressed in (v) will also apply for the preposition “em” to refer to the book or edited volume to which a cited work belongs, this is to say, if the submitted manuscript is written in Spanish, then “en” will be used. If it were written in Portuguese, “em” will be used instead, regardless of the original language of the cited work.

Bibliography: This section will appear at the end of the manuscript. All entries must be organized alphabetically, including the authors' full names. Books, journal annals, and thesis titles must appear in italics and the first letter of the title must be capitalized. Page numbers will be included only for journal articles, book chapters and communications in annals. Unpublished communications will include the date and city in which the event took place.

Special attention should be paid to the fact that when providing a full citation for a book (of any type), it is mandatory to include the following information: Author (or editor), title of the book, publication year, city of publication and publisher. If the manuscript author considers that the number of edition (2nd, 3rd, etc.) of a cited book is relevant -for instance, when a book has undergone substantial changes from one edition to the next- the edition number should also be included. When providing the full citation for an article in a journal, it is mandatory to include the following information: year of publication, title of the article or paper, journal title, volume and issue, and page numbers of the article.

For instance:

Neves, Maria Helena de M. 2000. Gramática de usos do português, São Paulo, Editora de UNESP.

López Morales, Humberto. 2004. Sociolingüística, 3ª ed., Madrid, Gredos. The edition year is registered only when the work has undergone substantial changes when compared to the previous edition/s.

Benveniste, Émil. 1977. Problemas de lingüística general, Tomo II, México, Siglo XXI.

Articles in Journals
Ferguson, Charles. 1959. Diglosia, Word, 15: 325-340.

Bosque, Ignacio y Juan Carlos Moreno. 1984. Las construcciones con lo y la denotación del neutro, Lingüística, 2: 5-50.

Book Chapters
Val Álvaro, José Francisco. 1999. La composición, en Ignacio Bosque y Violeta Demonte (directores), Gramática descriptiva de la lengua española, Vol. 3, Real Academia Española, Madrid, Espasa: 4757-4839.

Palacios, Azucena. 2005. Aspectos teóricos y metodológicos del contacto de lenguas: el sistema pronominal del español en áreas de contacto con lenguas amerindias, en Volker Noll, Klaus Zimmermann e Ingrid Neumann-Holzchuh (eds.), El español en América. Aspectos teóricos, particularidades, contactos, Frankfurt/Madrid, Vervuert/ Iberoame-ricana: 63-92.

Old editions and re-edited books
Díaz del Castillo, Bernal [1583] 1991. Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España, editado por Carmelo Sáenz de Santa María, México, Alianza Editorial.

Unpublished communications
Hora, Dermeval da. 1996. Comportamento das oclusivas dentais /t/ e /d/ na comunidade pessoense, Comunicação apresentada no XI Encontro Nacional da ANPOLL, João Pessoa, Paraíba, 3-6 junho 1996.

Published communications
Leitzke, Eva. 1990. On Ambivalent (De)nominal Adjectives, en Werner Bahner, Joachim Schildt y Dieter Viehweger (eds.), Proceedings of the XIVth International Congress of Linguists (Berlin 1987), Berlin, Akademie Verlag: 676-680

Unpublished Theses
Pezatti, Erotilde Goreti. 1992. A ordem de palavras em português: aspectos tipológicos e funcionais, Tese de Doutorado, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Araraquara. Inédita.

Online material
Borrego Nieto, Julio. 2003. Norma hispánica y normas regionales en los medios de comunicación, XIV Congreso Internacional de ASELE, Medios de Comunicación y Enseñanza del Español como Lengua Extranjera, Burgos [en línea]. Disponible en:


The journal only accepts three ways to cite dissertations:

a)    If a dissertation has been published as a single-author book, for instance, Laca, Brenda.1986. Die Wortbildung als Grammatik des Wortschatzes. Untersuchungen zur spanischen Subjektnominalisierung, Tübingen, Gunter Narr Verlag.

b)    If a dissertation is only available online, the following information should be included. First, if it is an MA Thesis or PhD Dissertation, then the institution when it was defended and the city. This should be followed by the expression: “en línea” and the link to where it can be found, using the expression: “Available at”. For instance, Garcia, Talita Storti. 2010. As relações concessivas no português falado sob a perspectiva da Gramática Discursivo-Funcional. Tese de doutorado, Universidade Estadual Paulista. São José de Rio Preto. [en línea] Disponible en:

c)    If a dissertation is unpublished, the author needs to follow the same steps as in the previous case, except for the fact that they need to include “inédita” after the name of the city. For instance, Ej.: Pezatti, Erotilde Goreti. 1992. A ordem de palavras em português: aspectos tipológicos e funcionais, Tese de Doutorado, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Araraquara. Inédita.

Under this title, the journal will publish academic essays that do not address a particular research topic, but instead broad issues that aim at promoting academic discussion.
Guidelines for articles also apply here.

Evaluation and publication process
Review and publication process:

Authors should express, in an independent message to the Editor, his agreement with the “Norms of ethical behavior” of the journal.

In another email, they must declare that they know and have strictly applied the “instructions for authors”. Both standards of ethical behavior and instructions for authors are available at
Manuscripts are first pre-selected regarding the style guidelines. If the manuscript does not follow these guidelines, the author may be given only one chance to correct it. If there are still inaccuracies regarding style, the manuscript may not be submitted for review.

The review process is carried out by the Editorial Committee and by external reviewers who may (not) be members of ALFAL'S Scientific Committee.
Accepted manuscripts are subject to an order of publication decided by the Director/Editor of the journal.





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