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University of Mississippi

UMWPL Journal

University of Mississippi Working Papers in Linguistics

The University of Mississippi Working Papers in Linguistics (UMWPL) is a journal created by doctoral students at the University of Mississippi, not only for graduate students at the University of Mississippi but also for graduate students at other universities who wish to publish about the exciting field of linguistics and its subfields. We believe that this journal benefits doctoral students by allowing them to publish their work. Probably the most valuable benefit will be fostering the students’ understanding of the publishing process. We hope that the UMWPL encourages graduate students to write more and produce better academic papers and prepares them for the competition of publishing. We also believe that the journal will draw professors and doctoral students together, which will undoubtedly help create a cordial and friendly environment in which working together is motivating and enjoyable.

The UMWPL is the peer-reviewed graduate student journal of the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi. UMWPL is an open-access journal that is published annually. The UMWPL graduate student editors rely on the assistance of faculty reviewers, graduate student reviewers, and several faculty mentors who will mentor the graduate student editors and reviewers on how to peer-review and co-review manuscripts.

The UMWPL Journal welcomes submissions of manuscripts and book reviews for consideration that are concentrated on the following areas:

  • Applied Linguistics
  • First and Second Language Acquisition
  • English, German, Russian, Italian, Arabic, Chinese, Korean and Spanish linguistics
  • Other Languages, Societies, and Cultures
  • Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education
  • Language and Literacy Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development: Higher Education and Teaching
  • Anthropology: Linguistic Anthropology

Manuscripts should not exceed 6,000 words, including references, appendices, tables, figures, and notes. Book reviews should not exceed 1,000 words.

Submit your manuscript (article/book review) for consideration here