Scope and Purpose:
Interplay: A Journal of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature (ISSN 2409-9481), is a double-blind peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C. We publish original scholarship in each of its designated fields, as well as articles treating the influences and interactions that have historically obtained and continue to exert cultural influence between several language arts disciplines. These include studies in the English, French, German and Spanish languages, as well as linguistics, considered as foundational to all language study, and literature, which engages with both languages and linguistics by way of critical and interpretative methodologies, aesthetics and poetics. The journal aims to achieve a broad theoretical perspective regarding the conceptual and material relationships operating between these interactive disciplines, the better to elucidate their correspondence, dialog, debates and mutually informative concerns.
We welcome contributions from scholars whose areas of expertise intersect the focus of our publication, and whose work reflects unique insights into the ways in which our interdisciplinary approach may lend itself to contemporary interests related to these fields, understood discretely, or viewed as an interrelated matrix.