Lexis: new e-journal in English Lexicology

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Publication of Lexis, E-journal in
English Lexicology. This e-journal can be found at


    The aim of Lexis, an e-journal with an international scientific
committee (ISSN 1951-6215) is to publish articles about the English
lexicon with 2 annual thematic issues, as well as a book-review section
and some special issues (conference proceedings), from a synchronic as
well as from a diachronic angle. If the principal aim of the journal is
the study of the English lexicon (its formation, its morphology, its
evolution, its links with the society, with culture, etc.), the journal
could also focus on the links between lexicology and morphology,
phonology, syntax, stylistics, etc. Contrastive studies - especially with
French - can also be dealt with. The journal will accept articles in
English and in French.

    The first issue of Lexis will be devoted to polysemous lexical
units. Polysemy, an enriching word-formation process which is particularly
active in natural languages, will be studied in its diachronic and
synchronic dimensions. All contributions will focus on the semantic
variation of lexical units, from different angles and points of view:
historical, discursive, situational and distributional. Semantic change will be
tackled in its different aspects:

-  Etymological: homonymy versus polysemy

-  Metonymic and metaphorical relations

-  Syntactic relations: compounding, conversion, argumental structures.

 Contributions centered around componential analysis, semantic
restriction or enlargement are welcome. Contributors are also invited to
confront semic analysis with the notion of an invariant semantic core value.


If you want to submit an article for the first issue, you can send
either detailed abstracts, or completed articles. Some guidelines can be
found below:


. June 2006: call-for-papers

. Mid-December 2006: deadline to send abstracts to lexis@univ-lyon3.fr

. March 2007: scientific committee's answers to authors

. September 2007: deadline to send articles

. October to December 2007: proofreading of articles by the scientific

. January to March 2008: corrections by authors

. March 2008: deadline to send the final versions of articles.

Responsable : Denis JAMET,
Maître de Conférences en Linguistique anglaise à l’Université Jean Moulin – Lyon 3,
Chargé de mission à la Maison des Langues
Responsable des concours d’enseignement CAPES – Agrégation en anglais.
Responsable du « Groupe de Recherche en Linguistique Anglaise » (GRLA).
Bureau : salle 219 - Tél. : 04 78 78 73 87 - Courriel : djamet@univ-lyon3.fr



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