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2. Contributions must be in English, Dutch, French or German. In English spelling should be either American English or British English and should be consistent throughout the paper. If not written by a native speaker, it is advisable to have the paper checked by a native speaker prior to submission.
3. All articles published in DuJAL are double-blind peer reviewed. For initial submission, authors should therefore deliver their MANUSCRIPT in electronic form (Word or rtf), double-spaced with 3 cm/1 inch margins. The limit for an article is 6000 words; the word limit for research notes 2000; and 1200 for book reviews. An article is a full-fledged paper that generally presents novel data on research questions or hypotheses that are embedded in an extensive theoretical framework. An article may also consist of a thorough review of the literature (e.g. meta-analysis), which summarizes existing work and generates avenues for future research. Research notes are short papers which aim to advance new ideas or perspectives in theory or methodology, or to provide novel extensions or replications of previously published studies. For research notes, it is important to clearly state what kind of contribution the note aims to make. While submitting the manuscript through Open Journal Systems, please make sure to fill out the title of the article; the name, affiliation, and address of each author; a self-contained abstract in English (100-150 words), and five to ten keywords.
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8. TABLES should be numbered consecutively and should be referred to in the main text.
9. NOTES should appear as FOOTNOTES and should be concise, kept to a minimum, and numbered consecutively throughout the paper.
10. REFERENCES in the text should be formatted according to APA style:
A Work by Two Authors: Name both authors in the signal phrase or in the parentheses each time you cite the work. Use the word “and” between the authors’ names within the text and use the ampersand in the parentheses.
Research by Wegener and Petty (1994) supports...
(Wegener & Petty, 1994)
A Work by Three to Five Authors: List all the authors in the signal phrase or in parentheses the first time you cite the source.
(Kernis, Cornell, Sun, Berry, & Harlow, 1993)
In subsequent citations, only use the first author’s last name followed by “et al.” in the signal phrase or in parentheses.
(Kernis et al., 1993)
In et al. , et should not be followed by a period.
Six or More Authors: Use the first author’s name followed by et al. in the signal phrase or in parentheses.
Harris et al. (2001) argued...
(Harris et al., 2001)
Two or More Works in the Same Parentheses: When your parenthetical citation includes two or more works, order them the same way they appear in the reference list, separated by a semi-colon. That means that they are in alphabetical, not chronological order.
(Berndt, 2002; Harlow, 1983)
Authors With the Same Last Name: To prevent confusion, use first initials with the last names.
(E. Johnson, 2001; L. Johnson, 1998)
Two or More Works by the Same Author in the Same Year: If you have two sources by the same author in the same year, use lower-case letters (a, b, c) with the year to order the entries in the reference list. Use the lower-case letters with the year in the in-text citation.
Research by Berndt (1981a) illustrated that...
Montrul, S.A. (2008). Incomplete acquisition in bilingualism. Re-examining the age factor.
Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Anderson, B. (2002). The fundamental equivalence of native and interlanguage grammars: Evidence
from argument licensing and adjective position. Unpublished dotoral dissertation, Indiana
Book (edited volume):
Brinton, D., Kagan, O., & Bauckus, S. (Eds.). (2008). Heritage language education. A new field
emerging. London: Routledge.
Article (in book):
Bullock, B.E., & Toribio, A.J. (2009). Trying to hit a moving target: On the sociophonetics of code-
switching. In L. Isurin, D. Winford, & K. de Bot (Eds.), Multidisciplinary approaches to code
switching (pp. 189-206). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Articles (in journal):
Grosjean, F. (1998). Studying bilinguals. Methodological and conceptual issues. Bilingualism:
Language and Cognition, 1(2), 131-149.
Bobaljik, J.D., & Wurmbrand, S. (2002). Notes on agreement in Itelmen. Linguistic Discovery, 1(1).
Available from http://linguistic-discovery.dartmouth.edu
Electronic, online sources:
Liberman, M. 2006. Uptalk is not HRT. Language Log, 28 March 2006, retrieved on 30 March 2006,
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