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Editorial Scope
Each volume of the International Journal of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (IJLASSO), formerly the Southwest Journal of Linguistics (SWJL), is published in two numbers, one in June and one in December. The journal publishes papers across a broad range of topics in linguistics, though research papers dealing with the languages of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico are especially encouraged. The journal also publishes scholarly reviews of the literature, book reviews, and occasional commentary on topics of concern to the journal's readership. Proposals for thematic issues and nominations for guest editors are invited.

Instructions for Contributors
Manuscripts are to be prepared according to the Language style sheet, published annually in the December LSA Bulletin and available at the IJLASSO website. In addition to meeting Language requirements, IJLASSO contributors should also

  • Prepare manuscripts using Word, WordPerfect or another common word processing program for PC or Mac. Contact the editor for guidance in using special symbols.
  • Submit manuscripts in either English or Spanish.
  • Include an abstract in English of between 100 and 150 words.
  • Submit an electronic copy of the manuscript to the journal's e-mail address. Once a manuscript has been accepted for publication, authors may be asked to submit the revised manuscript in hard copy if special symbols are used.

All manuscripts, inquiries, and nominations should be directed to the editors:

Jill Brody and Jeremy King, Joint Editors
International Journal of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
341 Hodges Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA, 70803, USA

Books for review should be sent the Reviews Editor:

María del Puy Ciriza
University of North Texas at Dallas
University Hills Boulevard 7400
Department of Languages and Communications
Dallas, Texas, 75401
 Note: Authors need not be members of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO) to submit their work for review, but authors of papers selected for publication must be LASSO members.

Information for Subscribers
Subscriptions to the International Journal of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest are a privilege of LASSO membership. Dues for indivdual memberships in the association are US$40.00. Student memberships are US$25.00 per calendar year, with proof of student status. Institutional memberships are US$60.00 per calendar year. Life memberships are US$450. Annual postage surcharge for non-U.S. addressees is US$15.00. Inquiries concerning membership and subscription should be sent to the executive director:

Patricia Gubitosi
Treasurer, LASSO
422 Herter Hall
University of Massachusetts Amherst 
161 Presidents Dr
Amherst, MA 01003


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