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The Future of Linguistic Journals in the Internet Age

  • Paul Newman (Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Indiana University)
Friday 29 April 2016
Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 2
2311 BZ Leiden


The battle for Open Acces is in full swing and nowhere more so than in The Netherlands, where we recently have witnessed the development of the Linguistics in Open Access  (LingOA) initiative under the direction of Johan Rooryck. This is thus a good moment to reflect and debate on the future of linguistic journals. In his talk, Paul Newman will discuss a range of issues relating to journal publication including Online, Open Access, Copyright, Peer Review, and the nature and responsibility of Editors.

Paul Newman was professor of African linguistics in Leiden (1975-1982), during which time he founded the Journal of African Languages and Linguistics. He is a world's authority on Hausa and comparative Chadic and is recognized in general linguistics for his promotion of fieldwork and his contribution of the terms 'syllable weight' and 'pluractional' and the related concepts. Later in his career he studied Law and became a specialist in the domain of copyright and academic publishing. He served for a number of years as Special Counsel to the LSA.

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