Focus and Scope

Authors can publish their articles, after a double blind-peer review by our editorial board. Our mission is to provide greater and faster flow of the newest scientific thought. VERNACULAR’s role is to be a kind of a bridge between the Linguistics (including Applied Linguistics), Literature, and Culture Sciences researchers in Indonesia and around the world. VERNACULAR is opened to any researchers, regardless of their geographical origin, race, nationality, religion or gender as long as they have an adequate scientific paper. VERNACULAR encourages a vigorous dialogue between scholars and practitioners. VERNACULAR’s publishes original studies and analyses that constitute significant contributions to the new insights and understanding of Linguistics, Literature, and Culture.

VERNACULAR’s Scopes cover 

  1. Linguistics: Linguistics is the scientific study of language. It encompasses the analysis of every aspect of language, as well as the methods for studying and modeling them. The traditional areas of linguistic analysis include phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. Each of these areas roughly corresponds to phenomena found in human linguistic systems: sounds (and gesture, in the case of signed languages), minimal units (words, morphemes), phrases and sentences, and meaning and use. VERNACULAR also covers the mixture of several studies in collaboration with Linguistics such as Applied Linguistics; Language and Gender; Semiotics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; and Cognitive Linguistics.
  2. Literature: Literature broadly is any collection of written work, but it is also used more narrowly for writings specifically considered to be an art form, especially prose fiction, drama, and poetry. In recent centuries, the definition has expanded to include oral literature, much of which has been transcribed. Literature is a method of recording, preserving, and transmitting knowledge and entertainment, and can also have a social, psychological, spiritual, or political role. Literature, as an art form, can also include works in various non-fiction genres, such as biography, diaries, memoir, letters, and the essay. Within its broad definition, literature includes non-fictional books, articles or other printed information on a particular subject. Etymologically, the term derives from Latin literatura/litteratura "learning, a writing, grammar," originally "writing formed with letters," from litera/littera "letter". In spite of this, the term has also been applied to spoken or sung texts. Developments in print technology have allowed an ever-growing distribution and proliferation of written works, which now includes electronic literature that can be extracted to Post-Colonialism; Children Literature; Gender Studies; Popular Literature Studies; and Comparative Literature.
  3. Culture: Culture is an umbrella term which encompasses the social behavior and norms found in human societies, as well as the knowledge, beliefs, arts, laws, customs, capabilities, and habits of the individuals in these groups. Humans acquire culture through the learning processes of enculturation and socialization, which is shown by the diversity of cultures across societies. A cultural norm codifies acceptable conduct in society; it serves as a guideline for behavior, dress, language, and demeanor in a situation, which serves as a template for expectations in a social group that can be reflected scientifically through topics such as Media and Communication; Hoax/Post-Truth; Information Professionals Disruptive Era; and Trends and Issues in Global Information Society.
  4. Communication: VERNACULAR Journal welcomes original research manuscripts and new theoretical perspectives in the communication science discipline. This journal concentrates on addressing local, national and global problems and issues by considering communication as a viable solution at various levels and dimensions. Functioning as a facilitative platform, discussion mediator, and arena for academics around the world, VERNACULAR Journal seeks to foster a generation of knowledge aimed at analyzing and solving contemporary challenges.