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Using The Journal of Linguistic Geography

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Using the Journal of Linguistic Geography (JLG)

About JLG
The goal of the Journal of Linguistic Geography (JLG) is to open the flow of linguistic analysis using digital formats already available and familiar to users of online resources.
With this in mind, Cambridge Journals has worked with the Editors to develop a new template for presenting research in the field, as well as the data underlying that research.
Articles in JLG are meant to be seen and heard. Figures, maps and tables are not static, but are able to be manipulated by their users.
This guide explains how to navigate JLG, how its interactive features work, and where you can go if you need more information.
Navigating JLG
To view the JLG homepage, visit:

Click the buttons in the header to subscribe to JLG, submit an article or sign up for new content alerts.
The carousel features maps included in JLG articles. Clicking on the links below the map takes you to the article in which they are featured.
You can find information about the journal, as well as options to subscribe to or recommend the journal to your institution on the left hand side.
The tabs at the top of the homepage allow you to sort content by the Latest Issue and Back Issues, as well as the Most Downloaded or Most Cited articles.
Featured content is listed on the homepage. Clicking on these will take you to the article abstract.
Viewing Content
Once you have found the article you require, click on the title to be taken to the article abstract...
...where you can click to view the article.
We recommend you view articles in HTML format, to benefit from the full range of features available.
Using the Journal of Linguistic Geography...
In an HTML article you can link to references and figures as you read.
You can view tables and figures in line with the text.
Linked references are listed at the bottom of the article.
You can also use the tabs at the top of the page to sort between content, figures, tables, maps and references.
You can download data in tables as CSV or Excel files.
Click 'View figure in a new window' to see the full-size version:
You can zoom in and out of figures and maps by pressing
CTRL and + / -
on a PC, or
cmd and + / -
on a Mac.
You can pan by pressing
CTRL / cmd

and the

arrow keys
All sorts of maps and figures can be submitted to JLG.

The Editors work with authors to ensure that their maps and figures are presented in the most suitable format online.
If you're using a mobile or a tablet, you simply need to

pinch and zoom
Video & Audio Content
JLG maps and figures can include embedded sound files. These files will not replace IPA notation, but will refine and encourage the use of phonetic notation.
Articles that include video content display an option to view 'Supplementary Materials'.
Some figures are accompanied by audio files. To listen to these, click on the audio links in the image.
Click here:
...then click on the audio links to hear the recording
Find the required figure by opening the 'Figures' tab within an article
If you are unable to play the audio clips, you will need to install a media player. You can download QuickTime Player here:
Once QuickTime is installed, you may still need to 'accept permission' to run the software.
Click 'always run on this site' to ensure that you don't get asked again - this will allow you to play all JLG audio clips in future.
Click this link to view video content related to the article.
You can then
the video:
Sorting Data
Data featured in tables and references in JLG can be sorted and filtered to suit your requirements.
You can sort data simply by clicking the arrow filter for your required column.
For example, by vowel:
Or by Factor:
You can also download data to your computer, in either CSV or Excel format
You can search within data for a specific search term:
Just type in the term you require into the search bar and the data will be filtered to display your search result
Find out more
We hope you find JLG a valuable resource...
For more detailed instructions for contributors, visit:
Subscribe to JLG at:
Recommend JLG to your librarian:
To stay up to date with JLG and other linguistic titles from Cambridge, follow us on Twitter:
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