About the Journal
“Diacronia” aims at becoming an environment of debate in the field of Humanities, particularly in such areas as diachronic linguistics (historical phonetics and dialectology, historical grammar, etymology, onomasiology, semasiology), philology, sociolinguistics, translation studies, corpus linguistics and anthropology.
Through the fundamental component aimed at the prospect of becoming, the historical-comparative perspective envisaging features like vastitude, depth and exhaustiveness focuses on the dynamics of linguistic, social and cognitive realities and acts as the optimal means of access towards their processual nature and essences by shedding light upon human and social evolution.
Therefore, the Journal’s purpose is to consolidate the outlooks and projections from the above-mentioned areas by welcoming contributions from the bordering domains or from the realm of interdisciplinary activities developed by reputed specialists in linguistics, philology and history, with strong and competent interest in theories, hypotheses and methods of other scientific disciplines capable of providing a firm theoretical and methodological ground (biology, genetics, physics).
The Journal also aims at facilitating the communication among the academics in humanities by promoting the works of both well-established and young researchers as well as by providing the access to the results of the latest research in the already mentioned areas of scientific inquiry.
“Diacronia” is an on-line journal that seizes the scientific approach from an evolutionary perspective and favours the advancements in historical linguistics and philology. As a debate forum, the Journal is concerned with finding, distributing and capitalising on the knowledge and the procedures in humanities, with the methodologies that are instrumental to them along with the study and the framing of the social and anthropological outcomes that the modern trends of thought have on the evolvement of society.
In tune with the research within anthropology, sociology, Bible studies, biology and physics, “Diacronia” covers a variety of topics related to different aspects of the social and cognitive development having an impact on linguistics or through which linguistics can contribute to elevate the wealth of knowledge in other fields. Consequently, the Journal publishes theoretical and applied works – approached from a diachronic perspective – from the fields of linguistics and philology and the neighbouring or connected domains.