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Speech and Context

International Journal of Linguistics, Semiotics and Literary Science


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  • the materials are their original works;

  • they have not previously been published;

  • they are not currently under consideration by another journal;

  • they do not contain anything that is illegal or infringes anyone’s copyright or other rights.

    Note: If the material contains elements that are someone else’s copyright, the author promise that he have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to use these elements and that these elements are clearly identified and acknowledged in the text.

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The authors and all co-authors retain the right to use their own material published in our journal in the following ways: acknowledgement of the published original must be made in standard bibliographic citation form, inserting the DOI number of the published material.

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Journal Publication Policies and Procedures

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;

- Language or literature teaching and learning.

Submission of papers

Speech and Context is published in two issues.


Papers for volume 1 should be sent by email to the Editors at the following address: limbaj_context@usarb.md, 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 (using Plagium, Viper, PlText or Search Engine Reports.net) 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: limbaj_context@usarb.md, 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 Journal Materials Evaluation Basic Criteria). Papers accepted for publication must respect the Notes for contributors required by the journal. Speech and Context Journal publishes papers written in English, French or German. Speech and Context can be made available both in print (100 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: The main part of the paper should contain 4000 words. The abstracts in English and Romanian should contain 300 words each. The keywords list in English and Romanian should contain 10 units each. The authors can use footnotes by case, maximum 5 in the paper. The References list should contain maximum 15 items.

    The first page contains:

  • title of the paper (Book Antigua, 11, bold, Center, printed) in English, French, German 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 and keywords 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.

    Citations in the References List should be done according to APA Style 7th Edition and in Roman Script (Latin Characters) too, according to Scripts Conversion International Standards (see Cyrillic Script - Roman Script Converter, Kazakh Cyrillic Script – Roman Script Converter, Arabic Script – Roman Script Converter, Turkmen Cyrillic Script – Roman Script Converter, Select a language (Script) – Roman Script Converter). For example:

    Караулов, Ю. Н., Ю. А. Сорокин, Е. Ф., Тарасов, Н. В., Уфимцева, Г. А., Черкасова (2011). Русский ассоциативный словарь как новый лингвистический источник и инструмент анализа языковой способности. В: Русский ассоциативный словарь. Книга 1. Прямой словарь: от стимула к реакции. Ассоциативный тезаурус современного русского языка. Часть I. Изд-во «Помовский и партнеры» / Karaulov, Ju. N., Ju. A. Sorokin, E. F., Tarasov, N. V., Ufimceva, G. A., Čerkasova (2011). Russkij associativnyj slovarʹ kak novyj lingvističeskij istočnik i instrument analiza jazykovoj sposobnosti. In: Russkij associativnyj slovarʹ. Kniga 1. Prjamoj slovarʹ: ot stimula k reakcii. Associativnyj tezaurus sovremennogo russkogo jazyka. Častʹ I. Izd-vo «Pomovskij i partnery».

    Pages are not numbered. Here are some samples of papers in English, French and German.

Journal Materials Evaluation Basic 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 (See Evaluation Grid).

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