Language Design is an online academic annual journal that publishes linguistic original research on relevant aspects of the design of natural languages. Language Design is an indexed journal with a widespread visibility. It has been indexed in several databases such as DIALNET, Linguistic Bibliography, IBZ Online, and LATINDEX. The journal Language Design has a 6.4 ICDS (Secondary Composite Index Broadcasting) according MIAR (Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals) in its 2021 live version.
One of the principal objectives of Language Design is to foment debate and to integrate knowledge about the nature of language in general, and also the unity and diversity of particular languages. It is hoped that this will, in turn, contribute to a clearer and more cohesive vision of the emergence and evolution of natural languages, as well as their relations with other aspects of our environment.
The study of language design stems from the belief that natural language emerges and develops as a result of the conjunction, articulation, co-operation, and competition of elements and pressures, which move in cycles of permanent reorganization, and which are capable of eventually producing highly structured codes of communication.
One of the underlying principles of Language Design is the presupposition that the multiple structures and linguistic features found in different languages, in reality, constitute a set of solutions taken from a complex, though not infinite, range of possibilities, product of the interaction, clash, and compromise of many different types of factors (ontological, biological, psychological, cognitive, sociocultural and historical). Each of these factors can potentially determine design features in language through simultaneous interaction with the competing pressures and demands of other factors.
In consonance with this, the different languages of the world are both products and instruments, which have emerged from the same basic conditioning and as such, are subject to the same morpho-genetic forces. In this light, the differences between languages are due more to the existence of a wide range of possible variations within the basic framework of natural language than to the pressures of economic evolution and cultural specificity. The various systems and structures manifest in different languages are thus variants within a very similar design process.
As a forum of debate, the aim of this journal is to integrate recent advances in linguistics from a wide variety of different areas, such as historical linguistics, language typology, language acquisition, grammaticalization, etc. This naturally includes any study of the different aspects and areas of language (phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicology, semantic discourse analysis, pragmatics, sociolinguistics) which will help to elucidate language architecture. In conclusion, Language Design welcomes research articles from all theoretical viewpoints and methodological perspectives. The principal criterion for acceptance is that all articles should contribute in some way to furthering the understanding of the nature of language and its design features.
QIAO YUN & SUN SHUANG
Strategies Applied in Neologism Translation: A Perspective of Sino- Foreign Intercultural Communication
ALEXANDRA MAGDALENA MIRONESKO & JOSÉ MANUEL PAZOS BRETAÑA
Análisis de referentes fraseológicos en el par de lenguas chino-español: el caso de los chengyu
LUIS ALFARO ECHEVARRÍA
Las argumentaciones de un fraseólogo veinte años después
L'évolution du préverbe ex-/é- dans les verbes parasynthétiques: du latin au français
Reflexiones sobre las construcciones con el verbo soporte chi en chino desde la perspectiva de la gramática cognitiva
YARA EL GHALAYINI, MAHDI FENDRI & TAGHREED SHEHADEH
Figurative lexicon of olive oil tasting in Spanish and Arabic: comparative analysis
KARINA BIBIANO SILVA
Criação de um corpus específico: expressões idiomáticas àtemática da tourada em notícias da web
ZELDA ELISIFA SAM
Assessment of effectiveness of short-term instructed sla: score analysis
II. Book Reviews and Book Notices
LOPÉZ GARCÍA-MOLINS, ÁNGEL (2020)): Repensar España desde sus lenguas. Reseñado por Lucía Luque Nadal .
MENESES-LERÍN, LUIS; MOLINA ROMERO, M. CARMEN; MONTES VILLAR, LUISA (eds.): Analyser, écrire, traduire et enseigner les langues &a l'ère du numérique. Reseñado por Wenceslao-Carlos Lozano.
MAGDALENA MIRONESKO, ALEXANDRA (2020): La enseñanza de la lengua china en el nivel inicial: consideraciones metodológicas en el contexto universitario. Reseñado por José Manuel Pazos Bretaña.
CHUNYI LEI (2021): Metáforas y culturemas botánicos en la lengua china. Reseñado por José Manuel Pazos Bretaña.