Style Sheet for BULLETIN OF CHINESE LINGUISTICS (《中國語言學集刊》稿約及撰稿格式)

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The BULLETIN OF CHINESE LINGUISTICS publishes research in Chinese linguistics with a special focus on historical comparative study and dialectal research. Its areas of interest also include Sino-Tibetan and other languages related to Chinese.


The BULLETIN OF CHINESE LINGUISTICS is published as one volume of two issues per year. It does not accept articles that have already been published, or that are being simultaneously submitted to other publications. Articles must be prepared in Microsoft Word format. The Bulletin publishes articles in both English and Chinese. Manuscripts should be single-spaced. Chinese-language manuscripts should be in traditional Chinese characters. Each manuscript should be accompanied by an abstract and keywords in both Chinese and English. Upon receipt, the manuscript is immediately sent out for review. After a manuscript has been published, the author will receive an electronic offprint of the article. (Honoraria are not available.)


Two sets of manuscripts should be submitted in electronic format (both Word and pdf) to Information such as author name, affiliation, e-mail address and acknowledgements (if any), should be included in the Word version and omitted in the pdf version, as the latter will be sent out for anonymous review.

兩份稿件須以電子郵件附件 (wordpdf 格式) 的方式寄至。其中 word 文件包括作者姓名、工作單位、電郵地址、謝啟,pdf 文件則不需列出上述資料。

Initial submissions need not conform to the style sheet requirements. After an article has been accepted for publication, however, it must be revised to so conform. The BULLETIN OF CHINESE LINGUISTICS style sheet generally follows that for the journal Language and Linguistics published by Academia Sinica. Special attention should be paid to the following.


1. Begin article sections with “1” (not zero). Order the sections as follows:





2. Order examples like this:




a’.(Use the “straight” quote ['] rather than a “smart” quote [‘] or [’] to indicate “prime”.)

Give examples consecutive numbers continuing throughout the document; do not renumber from “(1)” for each section of the article.


3. Use footnotes (not endnotes). An asterisk (*) at the end of the article title will refer to a footnote for acknowledgments; thereafter, all footnotes will be in an uninterrupted, numeric sequence, beginning with “1”.


4. Times New Roman is the working font for journal articles, with italic and bold styles reserved for special marking. Romanization for Chinese examples should be in pinyin. A proliferation of fonts in a document should be avoided.


5. Numbering: single digit numbers (1–9) should be spelled out (e.g., one, nine), using numerals for all others. Where many numbers occur within a paragraph or a series of paragraphs, maintain consistency in the immediate context (e.g., 8 out of 12, instead of eight out of 12).個位數字(1–9)請用英文拼寫(如one, nine),10以上的數字請用阿拉伯數字。在一個段落或一系列數字,請保持一致(如:8 out of 12,而不是 eight out of 12)。

6. Citation formats: As part of a running text: author ( year), or author ( year:page)

E.g., Smith (1984), Jones (1999:123)

As a parenthetic note: (author year), or (author year: page)

E.g., (Smith 1984), (Jones 1999:123)

In general, avoid using titles, such as Dr., Professor, or Chairman, and self-referring expressions, such as I, the author, or “in Chan Tai Ming (1990), I propose…”

徵引形式為“丁邦新(1997)";凡引述原文時,引文後需加徵引形式,兼附頁碼,如“(丁邦新 1997:158)"。“先生"、“師"、“博士"、“主任”等稱謂,如非必要,一律請免。引用自己著作時,請儘量避免使用自我指稱詞語,如“我"、“作者"、“在陳大明(1990),我已經指出……"等等。

7. Sample references: 徵引文獻一律稱“引用文獻”,範例如下:

Anonymous. 1878–79. Tonic and vocal modification in the Foochow dialect. China Review 7: 182–187.

Baxter, W. H. III. 1977. Old Chinese Origins of the Chinese Chongniu Doublets: A Study Using Multiple Character Readings. Ph.D. dissertation, Ithaca: Cornell University.

Chao, Yuen Ren. 1968. A Grammar of Spoken Chinese. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Chomsky, Noam. 1965. Aspects of the Theory of Syntax. Cambridge: mit Press.

Cowen, William, Michael K. Foster, and Konrad Koerner. (eds.) 1986. New Perspectives in Language, Culture, and Personality: Proceedings of the Edward Sapir Centenary Conference (Ottawa, 1–3 October 1984). Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Mattos, Gilbert L. 1988. The Stone Drums of Ch’in. Monumenta Serica Monograph Series 19. Nettetal: Steyler Verlag-Wort und Werk.

Norman, Jerry. 1991. The Min dialects in historical perspective. Languages and Dialects of China, ed. by William S.-Y. Wang, 325–360. Journal of Chinese Linguistics Monograph Series Number 3.

Peyraube, Alain. 1988. Syntaxe Diachronique du Chinois: Évolution des Constructions Datives du xive Siècle av. J.-C. au xviiie Siècle. Paris: Collège de France, Institut des Hautes Études Chinoises.

丁邦新. 1997.〈漢語詞序問題札記〉,鄭秋豫編《中國境內語言暨語言學》第3輯,155–162。 台北:中央研究院。

李方桂. 1971.〈上古音研究〉, 《清華學報》新9.1–2:1–61。

梅祖麟. 1988.〈詞尾「底」、「的」的來源〉,《中央研究院歷史語言研究所集刊》59.1:141–172。台北﹕中央研究院。

裘錫圭. 1988.〈關於殷墟卜辭的命辭是否問句的考察〉,《中國語文》1988.1:1–20。又載裘錫圭(1992)《古文字論集》。北京:中華書局。

趙元任. 1928. 《現代吳語的研究》。北京:清華學校研究院。

趙元任,丁聲樹,楊時逢,吳宗濟,董同龢. 1948.《湖北方言調查報告》,中央研究院歷史語言研究所專刊之18。上海:商務印書館。

賴惟勤. 1958.〈中古中國語の內•外について〉,《お茶の水女子大學人文科學紀要》11:31–61。

魏培泉. 1990.《漢魏六朝稱代詞研究》,臺灣大學博士論文。

Format for English manuscripts which involve citations from non-English sources:


Chao, Yuen Ren. 趙元任. 1928.《現代吳語的研究》。北京:清華學校研究院。

Li, Rong. 李榮. 1956. 《切韵音系》。北京:科學出版社。

Ōta, Tatsuo. 太田辰夫. 1958.《中國語歷史文法》。東京:江南書院。

Yakhontov, S. E. Яхонтов, Сергeй Евгеньевич. 1965. Древнекитайский язык. Mocквa: Издательство Наука.

Format for Chinese manuscripts which involve citations from works written in different languages by the same author:


趙元任. 1928.《現代吳語的研究》。北京:清華學校研究院。 Chao, Yuen Ren. 1968. A Grammar of Spoken Chinese. Berkeley: University of California Press.

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