Trabalhos em Linguística Aplicada (Papers in Applied Linguistics) is published three times a year by the Graduate Program in Applied Linguistics of the Institute of Language Studies at the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), with volumes published in January-April (n.1), May-August (n.2) and September-December (n.3). Throughout its thirty-year existence, the journal has aimed to disseminate original papers that contribute to the constant innovation and expansion of the field of Applied Linguistics.
We recommend reading the section “Principles of quality and textuality expected by the journal,” as it describes the editors’ expectations of textual and scientific quality of manuscripts. These expectations are the parameters that we take into account in the peer reviewing process and all other stages of the editorial work.
The journal expects that manuscripts submitted for publication include a social and political scope, and are directly linked to contemporary debates in Applied Linguistics, as evidenced by the themes addressed, research issues and dialogue with the literature in the field. The journal’s main areas of research are: interculturality and identities; language education; technologies and social networks; translation; multimodalities and intermedia; language ideologies; linguistic anthropology; language policies; globalization and mobility; discourse and inequality.
The journal also publishes interviews, and reviews of recent books that are relevant to the journal’s areas of interest.
The journal "Trabalhos em Linguística Aplicada" began in 1983, as an initiative of the Department of Applied Linguistics to publish and disseminate the research produced by its members and others working in the field. Little by little, the journal has come to acquire national and international renown. The articles portray the different theoretical/methodological trends in the field and enable the historical scenarios of Applied Linguistics in Brazil be identified and traced over the years. The varied approaches range from a the situated study of language in educational contexts to studies of language in society, with transdisciplinary approaches and methods.
Its abbreviated title is Trab. linguist. apl., which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references.
Open Access Statement
Articles published in Trabalhos em Linguística Aplicada are freely available on the Internet to the wider public immediately upon publication. Neither authors who publish their research in this journal nor their research funders are charged for publication. All editing and publishing costs of papers are provided by the public institutions listed in the “Support” section, and made available on the internet to all users via Scielo Brasil and SBU Unicamp.
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Trabalhos em Linguística Aplicada (Papers in Applied Linguistics) is published three times a year by the Graduate Program in Applied Linguistics of the Institute of Language Studies at the State University of Campinas (Unicamp). The journal aims to disseminate original papers to the constant renewal and expansion of the field of Applied Linguistics.
Trabalhos em Linguística Aplicada is a journal that publishes papers from the field of Applied Linguistics (AL). Its editorial board believes that AL is a pragmatically oriented field (Cavalcanti, 1986), meaning that it investigates linguistic practices and may propose solutions in relation to the phenomena investigated. We also understand AL as a transdisciplinary field interested in integrating diverse ways of understanding the central role of language in social life. The journal recognizes the scope of the applied field, in its multiple aspects, but subscribes to the view that AL is not the application of linguistics or other theories about language.
Manuscripts written in Portuguese, Spanish, English, French or Italian are welcome.
Submissions are received for regular issues or to special issues.
SPECIAL ISSUES – Trabalhos em Linguística Aplicada is open to proposals for special issues that aim to innovate and expand the study of language in society, including educational and political contexts. The special issues must engage in dialogue with both domestic and foreign authors, contain at least 30% of authors working in foreign institutions, and incorporate contributions from various institutions and research groups from different states of Brazil. Regional diversity and internationalization are criteria for the selection of issues. The Editorial Committee understands that a special issue is not a mere aggregate of texts in a miscellaneous format, but an articulated and heterogeneous collection of articles that provides critical reflection on a research problem, its different and divergent theoretical, conceptual, and methodological sources. Proposals for special issues should be sent directly to the editors, containing an abstract – with up to 700 words, justifying the historical and current relevance of the theme for applied linguistics, including the divergences or tensions considered and the contributions to the expansion, improvement and/or deepening of the theme. Proposals should also include a list of authors with institutional affiliation, mini résumés and abstracts of 200-250 words for each article.
The special issues must have at least 30% of the articles written in English or Spanish.
The special issue proposals are evaluated by TLA editors with the support of the Editorial Board and ad-hoc reviewers. The thematic issue editors will act as effective editors in the process of manuscript submission and evaluation, with a special access to the OJS system provided by SBU/Unicamp for this purpose.
For all articles, before submitting the manuscript, authors must agree to the following requirements, at the risk of having the submission rejected by the Editorial Board:
The journal does not publish chapters or sections of completed theses and/or dissertations
Supervisors of Masters, Doctoral or Post-Doctoral research that is being submitted to the journal should be referred to in the footnotes as supervising professors; they ought not be listed as co-authors.
Texts in co-authorship are accepted as long as the ethical commitment of effective author participation of all who sign the article is maintained. We recommend reading the section "Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement," which details the journal's policy on coauthorship, including ethical issues regarding plagiarism and human and animal research.
The journal also considers interviews and reviews of recent works in the field. The review, besides presenting the work to the reader, should discuss it with originality and with support from references.
TLA has a body of expert reviewers who provide input that supports editorial decisions.
There is no fee for submission and review of articles.
Principles of quality and textuality expected by the journal
CAVALCANTI, Marilda. (1986). A propósito de linguística aplicada. Trabalhos em Linguística Aplicada v. 7, n. 2, p. 5-12.
HELLER, Monica; GARCEZ, Pedro; LEVON, Erez; PARK, Joseph; SCHILLING, Natalie. (2018). How to get published in the Journal of Sociolinguistics. Disponível em: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/pb-assets/assets/14679841/JOSL_How_to_Get_Published_2018-1509718230000.pdf Acesso em: 3 abr. 2021.
Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Articles submitted for evaluation must be sent electronically at the website http://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/tla/about/submissions, where the procedures for author registration and the remission of the corresponding article for evaluation will be specified. The author must fill in the complete form, including institution, city and country. All communication regarding the reviewing process of the article will be done online through the same system.
I. GENERAL PRINCIPLES
Only texts within the following word limit will be accepted:
II. ARTICLE STRUCTURE
2. Text composition and formatting
3. References and quotations in the text
a) References to authors
References to authors should be made in the body of the text and be accompanied by the following information, as in the examples below:
Quotes with up to three lines remain in the text, highlighted only by quotes and without italics.
Quotations of more than three lines should come WITHOUT QUOTATION MARKS, without italics, highlighted in the proper paragraph, in "single" space, font size 11, indented three centimeters from both left and right margins of the text and separated from the paragraphs above by an extra line.
Three lines below the end of the text, type: References (which include bibliographic and electronic references).
The submission is done exclusively online, from the following address: http://www.iel.unicamp.br/revista/index.php/tla/about/submissions, which contains all the necessary information for submission.