Language and Linguistics

Researchers like you worldwide achieved countless inspirational breakthroughs in 2021. And you’ve chosen to publish many of those discoveries with Springer Nature. You’ll see some selected highlights of these breakthroughs below. Our Editors—who in the course of their daily work see nearly the entire range of published research—have chosen content they think will inspire your next work most.

A selection of 2021's highlighted research

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Insights from the Editorial Team

Jolanda Voogd, Sr Publishing Editor Journals

In this past year, the journals in linguistics have seen a continued influx of new submissions across all subjects. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, our Editors-in-Chief, board members and reviewers have collaborated to select the very best articles for you. A warm thank you to all for your contributions! 

Several special issues stand out, and I would like to mention Reading and Writing’s issue on Teaching Writing to Elementary Grade Students, and Language Policy’s issue on the Gentrification of Bilingual, Immersion and Dual Language Education especially. 

Going forward, the journal Language Resources and Evaluation will incorporate Machine Translation, which will create a broader platform for the topic, a move that will be much appreciated by authors and readers alike. 

Enjoy our selection of highlighted articles!

Cathy Scott (Senior Editor, Palgrave Books), Alice Green (Associate Editor, Palgrave Books), Natalie Rieborn (Editor, Springer Books), Christopher Coughlin (Senior Editor, Springer Books)

Our Language and Linguistics books programme offers a wide selection of cutting-edge and interdisciplinary research across areas including sociolinguistics, language education, discourse studies, and translation and interpreting, among others. 

In 2021 we published thought-provoking works including:

  • Topical titles such as Metaphors of Coronavirus, Emergency Remote Teaching and Beyond, and Language as a Social Determinant of Health
  • The 50th volume in Springer’s Educational Linguistics series – Refugee Education across the Lifespan
  • Textbooks including Learning the Secrets of English Verse, Investigating Spoken English, and Discovering Intercultural Communication
  • Original reference works including Handbook of Pragmatic Language Disorders
  • Key scholarly works such as Overlooking Conventions, Language Corpora Annotation and Processing, Concepts in Action, and Explorations in Empirical Translation Process Research
  • A bilingual Palgrave Pivot: Corpus Design and Construction in Minoritised Language Contexts.

We were also pleased to launch new book series including Studies in Language Teacher Education (Springer) and Multilingualism in the Global South (Palgrave). 

Please take a look at our top content from 2021, read and share some highly downloaded chapters, and get in touch to find out more about publishing with us. We offer publication across a range of formats, and our experienced team will be happy to help.