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Speech and Context









International Journal of Linguistics, Semiotics and Literary Science









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Speech and Context International Journal of Linguistics, Semiotics and Literary Science (in Romanian: Limbaj şi context, revistă internaţională de lingvistică, semiotică şi ştiinţa literară) is an academic, open access and double blind peer reviewed journal founded in 2009 at Alecu Russo State University of Bălţi (Republic of Moldova) by Angela COŞCIUG (Associate Professor, Ph.D.). From 2010, the administration of Basel (Switzerland) is the sponsor of the journal.

The journal is indexed in ISI – International Scientific Indexing (Journal Impact Factor 2013 – 1,001), Universal Impact Factor (Journal Impact Factor 2013: 0,3208), Index Copernicus Journals Master List (Journal index 2011: 5.09), DRJI, OAJI (OAJI1, OAJI2) and CiteFactor. It is listed in Genamics, EBSCO (EBSCO1, EBSCO2, EBSCO Open Science Directory, EBSCO Slovak Consortium Database), ProQuest, DOAJ, MLA International Bibliography, Summon Serials Solutions, WorldCat, Orbis Cascade Alliance Summit WorldCat, ZDB, The Linguist List, Datenbank-Infosystem, Fabula – la recherche en littérature, Journal Index, Kubon & Sagner, NewJour Open Access eJournals Directory, Vaggi.org Directory, Ovid Link Solver Database, La Criée – périodiques en ligne, Jurn Open Directory of e-Journals and Prospector Database. It is included in various libraries catalogs of 83 countries (see Details...).

From June 2014 Speech and Context International Journal of Linguistics, Semiotics and Literary Science is a Moldovan B Rank journal.









Journal Topics

Overview of signs, speech and communication: overview of sign, overview of speech, speech aspects, overview of communication and speech act, sense and signification in communication, intention in communication, speech intelligibility; types of sign, speech and interactional mechanisms in communication (types of sign: icon, index, symbol; types of speech and interactional mechanisms in communication: speech act in everyday communication, mimic and gestures in communication, language for specific purposes, sense and signification in media communication, audio-visual language/pictorial language, language of music/language of dance, speech in institutional area, verbal language in cultural context, languages and communication within the European community; (literary) language and social conditioning: ideology and language identity, language influences, morals and literary speech, collective mentality and literary image, (auto)biographic writings, between individual and social, voices, texts, reprezentation); language, context, translation: role of context in translation, types of translation; (from January 2015) languages and literatures teaching and learning.

Submission of papers

Speech and Context is published in two issues. Calendar: Papers for volume 1 should be sent by email to the Editors at the following address: acosciug@yahoo.com, from January 1 till April 1. The journal reviewers consider anonymously the papers from April 2 till May 15 and the authors are informed by email about their decision. Proofs will be sent to the author for correction, and should be returned to the Editors by May 30. Note that all the materials proposed for publication in the journal will be accompanied by declarations signed by the authors to certify they are not plagiarized. This fact will be checked up by the materials reviewers and national and international scientific community. Volume 1 is published in June. Papers for volume 2 should be sent by email to the Editors at the following address: acosciug@yahoo.com, from July 1 till October 1. The journal reviewers consider anonymously the papers from October 2 till November 15 and the authors are informed by email about their decision. Proofs will be sent to the author for correction, and should be returned to the Editors by November 30. Volume 2 is published in December. Details: Do not attach your paper to a message without a personalized letter to the Editor. Please write on the subject line: Paper for Speech and Context. The personalized letter should include: full name, professional title, institutional affiliation, research topic. Authors should supply an autobiography of 50-100 words in English. Submitted papers are sent for external review and are reviewed according to unified criteria (see Evaluation Criteria). Papers accepted for publication must respect the Notes for contributors required by the journal. From May 2013 Speech and Context Journal publishes papers written only in English. Speech and Context can be made available both in print (50 copies for each issue) and online. All the expenses connected with the publication of papers are covered by Alecu Russo State University of Balti. Charges connected with the delivery of the volumes are covered by the authors.

Notes for Contributors

Papers are edited in Windows, format: B 5, font: Book Antigua, 11, single, justify. Papers Volume: 10 pages (including endnotes and references). The first page contains: short title of the paper (Book Antigua, 11, bold, Center, printed) in English and Romanian; author’s full name (Book Antigua, 11, bold, Center); author’s professional title (below the first and last names) Book Antigua, 11, Center; institutional affiliation (Book Antigua, 11, Center); abstract (including 100-150 signs) and keywords (5-7) of the paper in English and Romanian (Book Antigua, 10, Italic). Quotations should be displayed in the text with quotation marks. Examples in the text should be written: 6 pt, Book Antigua, 10. References (7 at more) should be displayed in the text as follows: [1, p. 123], [7, p. 98]. References are listed alphabetically after the text, as follows: Books: Kerbrat-Orecchioni C. La connotation. Lyon: Presses Universitaires de Lyon, 1977. 234 p.; articles: Kleiber G. Contexte, interprétation et mémoire: approche standard vs approche cognitive. In: Langue française. Paris: Larousse, 1994, nr. 103, p. 24-39; electronic materials: Luparenko S. Children’s Word Creation and Speech Development. http://www.usarb.md/glotodidactica/luparenco.pdf (visited 10.09.2014). Pages are not numbered.

Journal Materials Evaluation Criteria

Submitted article should correspond to the journal topics. Paper should be presented in an explicit way in accordance with the topic of research. Research methodology should be modern. Paper should be based on adequate research strategies. Contribution should be based on relevant references. Submitted paper should contribute to the advancement of the research field.

Journal Editorial Board Members

Editor-in-chief: Angela COŞCIUG, Associate Professor, Ph.D. (Alecu Russo State University of Bălţi, Republic of Moldova).

Scientific Board Members: Adriana-Gertruda ROMEDEA, Professor, Ph.D. (University of Bacău, Romania); Alexandr OGUY, Professor, Ph.D. (Yuri Fedkovich National University, Ukraine); Ana BONDARENCO, Professor, Ph.D. (Moldova State University); Bernard Mulo FARENKIA, Professor, Ph.D. (Cape Breton University, Canada); Catherine KERBRAT-ORECCHIONI, Professor Emerita, Ph.D. (Lumière University of Lyon, France); Daniel LEBAUD, Professor, Ph.D. (University of Franche-Comté, France); Dominique MAINGUENEAU, Professor, Ph.D. (Paris 12 Val-de-Marne University); Gina MĂCIUCA, Professor, Ph.D. (Ştefan cel Mare University, Suceava, Romania); Ion DUMBRĂVEANU, Professor, Ph.D. (Moldova State University); Yuri MOSENKIS, Professor, Ph.D., Corresponding Member of Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Taras Sevcenko National University of Kiev, Ukraine); Laura BĂDESCU, Professor, Ph.D. (University of Piteşti, Romania); Lelia TROCAN, Professor, Ph.D. (University of Craiova, Romania); Luminiţa HOARŢĂ-CĂRĂUŞU, Professor, Ph.D. (Alexandu Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania); Ludmila ZBANT, Professor, Ph.D. (Moldova State University); Natalia HALINA, Professor, Ph.D. (Altai State University, Russia); Nicanor BABĂRĂ, Professor, Ph.D. (Moldova State University); Nicolae IOANA, Professor, Ph.D. (Dunărea de Jos University of Galaţi, Romania); Norbert BACHLEITNER, Professor, Ph.D. (University of Vienna, Austria); Sanda-Maria ARDELEANU, Professor, Ph.D. (Ştefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania); Simona ANTOFI, Professor, Ph.D. (Dunărea de Jos University of Galaţi, Romania); Sophie MOIRAND, Professor, Ph.D. (Paris 3 New Sorbonne University, France); Thomas WILHELMI, Professor, Ph.D. (University of Heidelberg, Germany); Estelle VARIOT, Associate Professor, Ph.D. (University of Provence, France); Elena GHEORGHIŢĂ, Associate Professor, Ph.D. (Moldova State University); Georgeta CÎŞLARU, Associate Professor, Ph.D. (New Sorbonne University, France); Irina KOBIAKOVA, Associate Professor, Ph.D. (Linguistic State University of Piatigorsk, Rusia); Iulia IGNATIUC, Associate Professor, Ph.D. (Alecu Russo State University of Bălţi, Republic of Moldova); Lace Marie BROGDEN, Assistant Professor, Ph.D. (Universitaty of Regina, Canada); Ludmila BRANIŞTE, Associate Professor, Ph.D. (Alexandu Ioan Cuza University of Iaşi, Romania); Mioara DRAGOMIR, Senior Scientific Researcher, Ph.D. (A. Philippide Institut of Romanian Philology, Iaşi, Romania); Solomia BUK, Associate Professor, Ph. D. (Ivan Franko National University of Lvov, Ukraine); Valentina ENCIU, Associate Professor, Ph.D. (Alecu Russo State University of Bălţi, Republic of Moldova); Valentina ŞMATOV, Associate Professor, Ph.D. (Alecu Russo State University of Bălţi, Republic of Moldova).

Editing Coordinator: Silvia BOGDAN, MA, Senior Lecturer (Alecu Russo State University of Bălţi, Republic of Moldova).

Proofreader and Translater: Silvia BOGDAN, MA, Senior Lecturer (Alecu Russo State University of Bălţi, Republic of Moldova).

Technical Editor: Liliana EVDOCHIMOV, Lecturer (Alecu Russo State University of Bălţi, Republic of Moldova).

Joint Projects with Concordia Discors & Discordia Concors Journal (Ştefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania) and Communication Interculturelle et Littérature Journal (Dunărea de Jos University of Galaţi, Romania).

Journals Volumes Exchange between Speech and Context Journal and Concordia Discors & Discordia Concors Journal (Ştefan cel Mare University of Suceava, Romania) and Communication Interculturelle et Littérature Journal (Dunărea de Jos University of Galaţi, Romania).






















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