Author Topic: Croatian toponyms  (Read 74156 times)

Offline FlatAssembler

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Re: Croatian toponyms
« Reply #120 on: October 17, 2021, 02:28:42 AM »
I think you are forgetting the question that you asked, which is whether you can get this paper published. The answer, as far as I can see, is "Yes", though I do not know where you could publish it. If you write in English, you would have available a much larger collection of outlets available. Furthermore, remember that "publish" means "make public", and right now you have the ability to publish this article (since you use github, I'm pretty sure you know how). Even if you don't want to self-publish, there are many people who are willing to publish for you for a modest fee.

Perhaps you want to publish for free in a journal with a good reputation. Linguistic Inquiry is an example, but I don't think there is any chance they would publish it even if you submitted an English version – they would reject it on subject-matter grounds. You could submit to other journals (Cognition, The Lancet, JASA, IJAL which would also reject it on subject-matter grounds, not even sending it out for review. You have to first identify some set of plausible venues, and then write appropriately for that journal. This has been my practice for decades – figure out a general topic, figure out who might publish it, then write in a manner appropriate to that journal (there can be only one: but if you are rejected, you pick another, and re-write).

You might publish in a journal like https://www.komunikacijaikultura.org/index.php/kk: there are almost a thousand that you can pick from at https://www.scimagojr.com/journalrank.php?category=1203&year=2018&page=18&total_size=864. This is by no means complete – I know of a number of excellent journals that are not included.

Since you reject traditional academic methodology, you should expect that journals that presuppose that methodology will reject you. So you have to first shop for a journal that does not care whether you have established the truth of your claim relative to competitor accounts, and does not care that you have clearly explained the issue and your solution in a fashion that others can judge the truth of your claims. You need to find a journal where readers are willing to take your claims on faith. Or, one where readers already share your particular beliefs and experiences. I claim that you are wrong about κορακινος meaning goldfish or any other fish or that it comes from Egyptian, so I reject a crucial step in your argument – so just look for a journal with readers who will not nitpick over factual claims.
"Korakinos" did denote some fish living in Nile river, that is, AFAIK, not controversial: https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/coracinus

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Re: Croatian toponyms
« Reply #121 on: October 23, 2021, 10:09:09 PM »
Please stop spamming, @waive15! Your links seem to have absolutely nothing to do with the topic!

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Re: Croatian toponyms
« Reply #122 on: October 23, 2021, 11:38:20 PM »
(It wasn't spam, but it was also not clearly on topic. Waive15 removed the post on request, which I think makes sense because in this section of the forum the user posting the original thread should be able to generally set the topic of discussion. But I don't think the post was intended to be disruptive. Regardless, you can carry on with the discussion now.)
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