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Author Guidelines

  • Document format. Manuscripts should be written in English. Font 12 point Times New Roman, interline at 1.5, use margins 2,5 cm (1 inch). Phonetic symbols must be set in Doulos SIL or Charis SIL.
  • Heading. Title, with title capitalisation, in boldface. Name of the author(s), affiliation(s), ORCID iD(s) and e-mail address(es). Acknowledgements, as a footnote.
  • Abstracts. A 150 word abstract is required. A Catalan version of the abstract should be included. Authors are also asked to provide the keywords of the article.
  • Sections and paragraphs. Headings of main sections: in boldface. Headings of first order paragraphs: in italics. Headings of second order paragraphs or others: in italics with text beginning at the same line.
  • Text. The beginning of a paragraph should be left indented, except for the first paragraph of a section. Words, phrases or sentences in a language other than English appearing in the body of the text should be followed by a translation in simple quotation marks.
    References should follow this format: Chomsky (1981), Kayne (1981, 1982), Belletti & Rizzi (forthcoming), Jackendoff (p.c.). If the page number or an example is expressed: Rizzi (1990: 20), Rizzi (1990: ex. (24)). When the reference is included between parentheses, drop the ones enclosing the year: (see Rizzi 1990: 20).
  • Examples. Example numbers should go between parentheses, left aligned (Arabic digits for examples in the text; lower case Roman for examples in footnotes). Example texts should start at the first tab. If there is more than one example within a number, lower case alphabet letters should be used followed by a stop and a tab. Examples must be referred to as (1), (5a,b), (6b-d), (ii), (iii c-e), (iv a,b), etc.
  • Glosses. Examples from languages other than English should be accompanied by a gloss and, if necessary, by a translation into English. Align glosses with examples word by word. Translations should be in simple quotation marks.
  • References. References should be according to the following pattern, with full names of authors included. Reference entries for multiple works by the same author(s)/editor(s) should be listed chronologically, with the oldest publication at the top and the newest at the bottom. Please, provide the DOI of articles if available.
  • a) Book: Borer, Hagit. 1983. Parametric Syntax. Dordrecht: Foris. DOI:
  • b) Journal article: Kayne, Richard S. 1993. Toward a modular theory of auxiliary selection. Studia Linguistica 47: 3-31. DOI:
  • c) Book article: Jaeggli, Osvaldo & Safir, Ken. 1989. The Null Subject Parameter and Parametric Theory. In Jaeggli, Osvaldo & Safir, Ken (eds.). The Null Subject Parameter, 1-44. Dordrecht: Kluwer. DOI:
  • d) Dissertation, manuscript, or work in preparation: Pesetsky, David. 1982. Paths and Categories. PhD dissertation, MIT. Chomsky, Noam. 1994. Categories and Transformations. Unpublished manuscript, MIT.


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