LEL colleagues cast a spell on readers of linguistics

Posted on October 24, 2019 by

Among the subjects that the public never tires of are crime and social class. It is more or less the same for linguistic audiences, as evidenced by the following readership data analytics, carefully curated for you by the Manchet data team. Andrea’s Jack the Ripper paper is featured by OUP as one of the most read papers in linguistics. Meanwhile, Maciej’s paper on the social class conditioning of GOOSE*- and šŸ- fronting in Manchester is the most read paper in Language Variation and Change. Phon audiences are more enigmatic in their tastes: Laboratory Phonology featuresĀ Pat’s paper on Spanish resyllabification as popular. It is up there along with another paper on Spanish, so perhaps it’s the Spanish. Perhaps Andrea could run a meta-analysis of impactful linguistic papers and tell us what kind of topics really get linguistics journals to fly off the shelves. For now, we shall assume it’s the Manchester factor.


* Did you know there is no goose emoji?