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Guidelines for Submitting Articles

First of all, thank you for writing an article for Lexis, Journal in English Lexicology. The article can be written either in English or in French. Please note that the typographical conventions may vary depending on the language you will write your article in. For English articles, please use English typographical conventions; for French articles, please use French typographical conventions.

Please use Times New Roman typeset, character size 12 for the main text and for quotations, and single line spacing. Quotations should be indented 1 cm from the left margin and 1 cm from the right margin, as follows:

Indeed, according to Allan & Burridge [1991: 7], euphemisms and dysphemisms are “obverse sides of the same coin” which “do not form clear-cut categories” [Crespo Fernández 2007: 15]:

A euphemism is used as an alternative to a dispreferred expression, in order to avoid possible loss of face: either one’s own face or, through giving offence, that of the audience, or some third party. [Allan & Burridge 1991: 11]

Keep titles and subtitles as short as possible. Titles and subtitles should be as follows:

1. Title

1.1. Subtitle level 1

1.1.1. Subtitle level 2

Foreign language expressions (including Latin and Greek) should be printed in italics. Include page numbers without spaces: 35-48 and not 35 - 48. Give page numbers in full.

When giving the references of a book or article, please use the following system:
Name [date of publication: page(s)] said that “quotation”. For example: Bauer [1978: 4-5] said “blablabla”.

Therefore, footnotes should only be used for additional information, but should not be used to give bibliographical information.

References should be presented at the end of the article, under the heading “Bibliography” or “Bibliographie”, as follows:

Name (capital letters) First Name (small letters), year (please add in brackets (...) the date of the original publication if need be), « title of the article », in Name First name (Ed.), Name of the journal (or title of the book) (in italics), Volume..., n°..., place of publication, ‘name of collection’, publishing house: page(s).

For example:

  • Allan Keith & Burridge Kate, 1991, Euphemism and Dysphemism: language used as shield and weapon, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Burchfield Robert, 1985, “An Outline History of Euphemisms in English”, in Enright Dominique (Ed.), Fair of Speech. The Uses of Euphemism, Oxford New York: Oxford University Press: 13-31.

  • Jamet Denis & Jobert Manuel, 2010, Tours et détours de l’euphémisme, Paris : L’Harmattan.

  • Prestini-Christophe Mireille, 2006, « La notion d’événement dans différents champs disciplinaires », Pensée Plurielle, n° 13.3, De Boeck Université.

The editors reserve the right to modify the length of contributions and to make any necessary amendments of grammar and usage.

Submissions (abstracts and articles) will be uploaded onto the journal’s submission platform. If you encounter any problem, please send a message to Lexis.


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