Colorado Academic Press

Forum for Linguistics and Translation Studies

   FLTS, ISSN xxxx-xxxx

   Forum for Linguistics and Translation Studies (FLTS) is an international, peer-reviewed journal. FLTS welcomes submissions originating in translation studies and linguistic research, specifically in the fields of translation and interpretation, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, cognitive-functional linguistic topics, language teaching and language policy, philosophy of language. FLTS caters to a comprehensive audience, ranging from language researchers, linguists, teachers, educationalists, interpreters, translators and those with a general interest in language and linguistics. The journal aims to encourage the free exchange of information between researchers by being a forum for the constructive discussion and debate of issues in both theoretical and applied research. The journal welcomes all types of paper from traditional 'full' research articles, review articles and book reviews. Papers based on the findings of corpus or experiment-oriented researches are particularly welcomed.

Chief editor: Prof. Duan Feng (Sichuan University)

Editorial board members:

Prof. Bingjun Yang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Dr. David Porter (Hunan Normal University)

Prof. Deming Mei (Shanghai International Studies University)

Prof. Emma Borg (Reading University)

Prof. Gang He (East China Normal University)

Prof. Hans Boas (The University of Texas at Austin)

Prof. Hongru Li (Heilongjiang University)

Prof. Ian Mason (Heriot Watt University)

Prof. Jordan Zlatev (Lund University)

Prof. Kasia Jaszczolt (University of Cambridge)

Prof. Limin Liu (Sichuan University)

Prof. Longgen Liu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

Prof. Najar Robyn (Flinders University)

Prof. Petra Broomans (University of Groningen)

Prof. Philippe Humblé (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Prof. Shihong Du (Southwest University)

Prof. Yin Wang (Sichuan International Studies University)

Prof. Yuhai Peng (Sichuan University)

Prof. ZaijiangWei (Guangdong International Studies University)

Forum for Linguistics and Translation Studies is published biannually (in June and December) by Colorado Academic Press, USA.

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Manuscript Preparation

Manuscript length should be 6 to 15 pages. A research or review article should normally be between 6,000 and 10,000 words when first submitted, while a book review should be between 1500 and 3000 words. The text is double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; Times New Roman; and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

Forum for Linguistics and Translation Studies can exceptionally accept shorter or longer manuscripts, provided that the scientific content is of high value.

All submitted manuscripts must include the following items and be sent to:

Title - Make sure that the title is specific and concise.   

List of authors, their affiliations and email addresses - Provide the full names and affiliations of all the authors. Affiliations should include   university or organization, city, and country. One of the authors should be designated as the corresponding author, and their email address needs to be included.

Abstract - The abstract should briefly introduce the manuscript, not exceeding 400 words. No citations should be included in the abstract.

Keywords - At least 5 keywords or phrases should be included and must be separated by commas to distinguish them.

Introduction - The introduction section should provide a context for your manuscript.   

Main body - the main body part should include the main proposed ideas, results and discussions.

Conclusions - A conclusion is where you summarize the paper's findings and generalize their importance, discuss ambiguous data, and recommend further research.   

Acknowledgments - As the author, you are free to decide whether to include acknowledgments or not. Generally,the acknowledgments section includes the names of people who in some way make acontribution to the work. This section of your manuscript can also include information about funding sources.

Please note:

Spelling British or American English spelling may be used provided it is used consistently throughout the paper.

Bibliographical references should be given in parentheses in standard author-date form in the body of the text: (Lee and Devore 1968: 236). When a second or subsequent work by a particular author in the same year iscited, references should be distinguished by letters (a, b, c, etc.) placed after the date. When a work is written by three or more authors, the first name only should be given with et al. added. A group of references within the text should be date ordered, the earliest first.

A complete list of references cited, arranged alphabetically by author's surname, should be typed double-spaced at the end of the article. The style adopted for particular types of publication should be as follows:

Akmajian, A. & Lehrer, A. 1976. NP-like quantifiers and the problem of determining the head of an NP. Linguistic Analysis 2: 295-313.

Huddleston, R. 1984. Introduction to the Grammar of English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

McCord, M. C. 1990. Slot grammar: asystem for simpler construction of practical natural language grammars. In Studer, R. (ed.), Natural Language and Logic: International ScientificSymposium. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Berlin:Springer Verlag, pp. 118-45.

Salton, G., Zhao, Z. & Buckley, C.1990. A simple syntactic approach for the generation of indexing phrases. Technical Report 90-1137. Department of Computer Science,Cornell University.


Subheadings should be typed with prefatory numbers indicating the levelof importance, 1, 1.1, 1.1.1. No more than three levels of subheading should normally be used.

Quotations Single inverted commas should be used except for quotations within quotations, which should have double inverted commas. Longer quotationsof more than 60 words, or quotations which are of particular importance or the focus of your discussion, should be set off from the text with an extra line of space above and below, and typed without inverted commas.

Word ProcessingFormats

Before submission, please ensure that your articles are in the form of Microsoft word 2003/2019/2021(doc) or WPS 2019/2021(docx).

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