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October 04, 2013

New digital journal aims to transform linguistics learning

cambridge-university-press-logo.jpgCambridge University Press recently announced the launch of their new digital Journal of Linguistic Geography.

Cambridge University Press is pleased to announce the launch of the new digital Journal of Linguistic Geography (JLG). Using a unique new template for disseminating journals research, JLG offers easy access to learning through interactive digital tools.

Co-editors William Labov (University of Pennsylvania) and Dennis Preston (University of Oklahoma) state in their Foreword that 'in no other field is the gap between the gathering of data and the analysis so great. The stacks of our libraries are filled with magnificently conceived and executed atlases of linguistic geography. File cabinets throughout the world are filled with papers that have never appeared in print, faced with the problem of reducing maps to miniature black-and-white versions that convey only a small part of the information in the original.'

JLG’s digital tools allow readers to interrogate maps and figures using panning and zooming functionality; to listen to sound samples embedded in the text, and to consult large appendices. The journal features scalable maps and figures and searchable and downloadable data sets.

A dedicated Technical Editor will work with authors to decide which graphic and audio tools will most enhance their articles. The journal also comes with a built-in user guide to help readers get the most from its features. JLG is hosted on the Cambridge Journals Online (CJO) platform, and benefits from its state-of-the-art functionality.

Read the full press release from Cambridge University Press.

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