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Guidelines for book reviews

We do not encourage spontaneous submissions of book reviews, since the book reviewed may not be of sufficient interest to ETC's readership or may already be under review, but requests are welcome via our contact form.

Authors of book reviews should follow the general guidelines and additionally heed the following specifications:

  1. Review length varies but is usually between 1,500 and 3,000 words.

  2. Book reviews are not normally divided into (sub)sections.

  3. Reviews are headed by the details of the book under review and the reviewer's name and affiliation, as in the following example:

Tom Toremans and Walter Verschueren (eds.), Crossing Cultures: Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Literature in the Low Countries. 2009. Leuven: Leuven University Press. ISBN 978-90-5867-733-4. 218 pp.

Reviewed by Pim Verhulst (University of Antwerp)


Books available for review

Publishers are invited to send books for review to the Editorial Office.

The editors welcome expressions of interest via our contact form to review the following books:

Booth, Michael. 2017. Shakespeare and Conceptual Blending: Cognition, Creativity, Criticism. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

D'Arcy, Alexandra. 2017. Discourse-Pragmatic Variation in Context: Eight hundred years of LIKE. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

D'hoker, Elke and Stephanie Eggermont (eds). 2015. The Irish Short Story: Traditions and Trends (Reimagining Ireland 63). Oxford: Peter Lang.

Don, Jan. 2014. Morphological Theory and the Morphology of English (Edinburgh Textbooks on the English Language). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Harding, Jennifer Riddle. 2017. Similes, Puns and Counterfactuals in Literary Narrative. London: Routledge.

Palander-Collin, Minna, Maura Ratia and Irma Taavitsainen (eds). 2017. Diachronic Developments in English News Discourse. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Tobin, Vera. 2018. Elements of Surprise: Our Mental Limits and the Satisfactions of Plot. Harvard: Harvard University Press.


Forthcoming book reviews

Reviews of the following books have been commissioned and should appear in future issues:

Brinton, Laurel J. 2017. English Historical Linguistics: Approaches and Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Buckledee, Steve. 2018. The Language of Brexit: How Britain Talked Its Way Out of the European Union. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Chovanec, Jan. 2014. Pragmatics of Tense and Time in News: From Canonical Headlines to Online News Texts (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 253). Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Dancygier, Barbara (ed.). 2017. The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Fischer, Olga, Hendrik De Smet and Wim van der Wurff. 2017. A Brief History of English Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Gardelle, Laure and Sandrine Sorlin (eds). 2015. The Pragmatics of Personal Pronouns (Studies in Language Companion Series 171). Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Jary, Mark and Mikhail Kissine. 2014. Imperatives (Key Topics in Semantics and Pragmatics). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.