Comparative Legilinguistics (International Journal for Legal Communication) is published four times a year by the Faculty of Modern Languages and Literature, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznañ, Poland. We are pathfinders in mapping the contours of legal linguistics and legal translation especially in its comparative aspects. Comparative Legilinguistics is equally devoted to forensic linguistics, theory of the law and the intersection of legal language and legal translation.
We publish articles, reviews and reports in English, French and German. Guest edited volumes may be published in Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Russian. The reviews are stored in the journal’s editorial office. The articles are peer-reviewed by two reviewers (double-blind review) via our online submission platform www.pressto.amu.edu.pl with well-established expert reviewers from all over the world. The editors reserve the right to appoint a third reviewer in case of doubts. The editorial board reserves the right to publish selected articles without two reviews. We reserve a right to have one review in cases where the topic of the paper is very niche and it is not possible to find two competent reviewers.
Our aim is to make the papers available via an open access platform to allow the results of the research to reach a larger audience.
We welcome submissions in English, French, German, Polish, Russian and Chinese.
We encourage researchers to submit proposals for guest-edited Special Issues. Proposals should be sent to the EIC.
The main aim of the journal is:
to broaden knowledge in the field of legal languages and comparative legilinguistics (especially legal translation and court interpreting),
to develop the co-operation between lawyers and linguists in the field of forensic linguistics,
to develop co-operation between lawyers and linguists in the field of legal linguistics,
to identify, promote and publish interdisciplinary and innovative research papers in legal linguistics,
to present comparative studies on the legal reality of different legal languages and the impact of such differences on legal communication,
to educate adepts of legal translation,
to provide a forum of exchange of information between researchers investigating the intersection of language and law.
The scope of the journal encompasses legal linguistics, forensic linguistics, legal translation studies, legal interpreting, the history of legal language development, legal semiotics, legal discourses, the philosophy of legal languages, legal translation and interpretation models, the intersection between law and language, law and literature, as well as the relation between law and aesthetics.
We publish original and high quality papers as well as reviews of books and research projects.
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Editor-in-Chief Aleksandra Matulewska, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
Managing Editor Emilia Wojtasik-Dziekan, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland Paula Trzaskawka Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
Editors Emilia Wojtasik-Dziekan, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland Paula Trzaskawka, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland Joanna Nowak-Michalska, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland Ksenia Gałuskina, University of Silesia, Poland
Technical Editors Emilia Wojtasik-Dziekan, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland Paula Trzaskawka Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
Editorial Board Onorina Botezat, Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, Bucharest, Romania Deborah Cao, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia Nicole Carignan, University of Quebec at Montreal, Montreal, Canada Sheng-Jie Chen, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei City, Taiwan Le Cheng, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China Marcus Galdia, University of Monaco, Monaco Larisa Krjukova, Tomsk State University, Tomsk, Russian Federation Artur Dariusz Kubacki, Pedagogical University, Kraków, Poland Nicholas Léger-Riopel, Université de Moncton, Moncton, Canada Pietro Manzella, University of Brescia, Italy Sarah Marusek, University of Hawai‘i, Hilo, USA Lavinia Nadrag, Ovidius University, Konstanza, Romania Natalja Netšunajeva, Public Service Academy, Tallinn, Estonia Fernando Prieto Ramos, University of Geneva, Switzerland Judith Rosenhouse, Swantech - Sound Waves Analysis and Technologies, Ltd. (Technion I.I.T.,) Haifa, Israel Halina Sierocka, University of Białystok, Białystok, Poland Joseph Turi, International Academy of Linguistic Law, Montréal, Canada Anne Wagner, University of Lille, Lille, France