Language Value publishes articles and book reviews aiming to the interdisciplinary analysis of English language use. This peer-reviewer journal is dedicated to the publication of contemporary articles on theoretical and applied linguistics and their pedagogical implications.

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Guest Editors: Dr. Francisco J. Álvarez-Gil and Dra. Ivalla Ortega-Barrera (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain).

The relational aspect of language can be studied from multiple approaches, as argued by Lorés-Sanz, Mur-Dueñas and Lafuente-Millán (2010), Sancho Guinda, Gotti and Breeze (2014), among others, including methods of discourse and conversational analysis, critical discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, and pragmatics. The nature of this phenomenon often makes it advisable to describe it from more than one perspective that can account for both its form and meaning, as well as the function they fulfil and the reason why a specific marker is chosen in a specific discursive moment, such as the act of persuasion (Orts and Breeze 2017, p. 10).

It is reasonable to think that, in addition to attested politeness devices in women’s early technical writing, a web of relational markers is used, which may or may not present variation according to the contextual variables of situation and culture (register and textual genre) and possibly time. This hypothesis, although it reflects a linguistic fact to be expected in any speaker, does not rule out the possibility that women, depending on the time and their social situation, may use markers similar to those used by men, although it is expected that there is a set of markers, as seen in the study by Alonso-Almeida and Álvarez-Gil (2022), which are specific to non-literary writing by women. All of this would allow us to show more clearly the role that women have historically played in the construction of scientific thought.

Relevant dates: 
Proposal submission deadline (abstract 150-200 words without references): October 15, 2022, to be submitted to and 
Notification of acceptance: November 1, 2022  
Paper submission deadline: March 1, 2023, to be submitted to LV platform. 
Please, follow the journal guidelines for the submission. Language Value uses a TEMPLATE. 
Notification of acceptance: mid-April 2023 
Publication date: June 2023

Vol. 15 No. 2 (2022): Vol. 15.2

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Language Value seeks to become a scholarly arena for the exploration of the attitudes and values conveyed by users of the English language in different contexts and situations. Scholars, teachers and researchers interested in this topic are welcome to submit their proposals. The journal also accepts discussion articles, which present criticisms of articles previously published in the journal and are subject to the same review process as the rest of the articles. General comments are not accepted. The discussion articles should make a significant contribution to the works already published and should provoke debate between authors and readers. Monographic issues within the scope of the journal are also welcome.

The journal also publishes book reviews and multimedia material in the field of applied linguistics and discourse analysis. If you wish to send a copy of the volume or product for the journal to publish a review, please contact the editors.

Language Value, the first online magazine published by the Universitat Jaume I, is published by the Department of English Studies at least once a year in the third quarter. All research articles in this journal follow a rigorous double-blind peer review.

ISSN 1989-7103