The Northeastern University Working Papers in Linguistics is now online.
The online scholarly-reviewed journal aims to showcase linguistics research done by undergraduate students at Northeastern.
Shiti Malhotra, a lecturer in the linguistics program writes, “The working papers are started with an aim to provide a venue for our students to make their current research available to the wider linguistic community. Our goal is to publish contributions that are still in the early stages of development in order to encourage an active discussion of fresh ideas from all areas of specialization.”
As part of the first publishing, the program is taking nominations from faculty members and encourage all students to contact their faculty advisors if they are interested in submitting their research work to the working papers.
The papers that get accepted are high quality and go through a rigorous review process. The papers do not necessarily need to establish new theoretical milestones or have “cool” results but they MUST be theoretically rich (a crisp connection between the idea presented and the theory) and/or methodologically sound (experiment design, statistical analysis, etc.).