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LACUS, the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States, was founded to create a forum for the free flow of ideas and discussion on communication going beyond traditional grammatical studies in the various traditional modes.It focuses on all facets of the study of language, and is more concerned with its generality and interdisciplinary interests than any specialization. Articles are in English and French.
La Linguistique is the official publication of the Société Internationale de Linguistique Fonctionnelle (SILF: International Society of Functional Linguistics). Its primary concern is on the general linguistics perspective, focusing on the most diverse languages and applies to all areas within the discipline. This includes phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, lexicology, enunciation, pragmatics, discourse analysis, language teaching, language acquisition and pathology, sociolinguistics, language variation and dynamics, diachrony, typology, semiology, translation, etc. Articles are in French, with some translated into English.
Language & Communication
Language & Communication casts a broad net over the interdisciplinary study of language and communication. Research on language and its functions is common to those working in applied linguistics, child development, cultural studies, discourse analysis, intellectual history, legal studies, language evolution, linguistic anthropology, linguistics, philosophy, the politics of language, pragmatics, psychology, rhetoric, semiotics, and sociolinguistics. Articles are in English.
Language and Linguistics Compass
Language and Linguistics Compass combine original research and analysis with a broader expertise and understanding of how it fits—as both contribution and intervention—in the authors’ fields or sub-fields. The articles must deal with research research in the field, a comparative look across boundaries, or address the state of the field.
Subjects can include: cognitive science, comparative, compass, computational, education, historical, language, linguistics, mathematical, morphology, pedagogy, phonetics, phonology, pragmatics, semantics, sociolinguistics, syntax, typology. Articles are in English.
Language Dynamics and Change
The Language Dynamics and Change (LDC) welcomes submissions on all aspects of historical linguistics, including those that bridge the gap between historical linguistics and other relevant disciplines, such as the study of human evolution, archaeology, genetics, and computational modeling. Articles are in English.
Language in Society
Language in Society is a sociolinguistics journal focused on language and discourse as aspects of social life. It publishes empirical articles of general theoretical, comparative, or methodological interest for scholars in sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, and related fields. Articles are in English.
Language Learning Journal
The Language Learning Journal is the Journal of the Association for Language Learning. Its focus is on scholarly contributions to current aspects of foreign language and teaching. Its readership includes foreign language teachers, language teacher educators, researchers and policy makers. Articles are in English.
Language Problems & Language Planning
Language Problems and Language Planning (LPLP) is a multilingual journal devoted to the study of multilingualism and language policy. LPLP encourages interdisciplinary approaches to the study of multilingualism and language policy, and those from language disciplines and social sciences (including political science, sociology, economics, education sciences, psychology, philosophy, history, law, etc.) are welcome, with a priority for papers offering a strong analytical orientation (whether theoretical, empirical, methodological, or a combination of these). Articles are accepted in any language.
Languages is focused on any discipline with an interest in language sciences-- including syntax, lexicon, morphology, phonology, semantics, pragmatics, rhetoric, semiotics, stylistics, typology, acquisition, pathology, socio-linguistics, cognition, and automatic processing. Articles are in French.
Language Teaching is devoted to providing research in the field of second-language instruction and learning to language professionals. It offers critical survey articles of recent research on specific topics, second and foreign languages and countries, and invites original research articles reporting on replication studies and meta-analyses. Articles are in English.
Language Variation and Change
Language Variation and Change is focused exclusively on linguistic variation and the capacity to deal with the systematic and inherent variation in synchronic and diachronic linguistics. Language Variation and Change concentrates on the details of linguistic structure in actual speech production and processing (or writing), including contemporary or historical sources. Articles are primarily in English, but articles in French are also accepted.
Lengas is a sociolinguistic journal that deals with the use and social evaluation of languages. Lengas developed an analytical framework for linguistic antagonisms and diglossia based on the Occitan language. Close studies on field inquiries, archive documents, theoretical essays, methodological approaches and more are included. Articles are predominantly in French.
Open access of the 2011 issues onward are available at the red flag.
Lexicographica is an international yearbook on all topics of the field of lexicography, including dictionary making, lexicographic theory, the history of lexicography, and computational lexicography. It publishes articles on mono and bilingual lexicography. Articles are in English, German and some also in French.
Open access available at the red flag.
Lingua publishes articles from all linguistic disciplines, not only general linguistics (i.e. phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics) but also philosophy of language, rhetoric, historical linguistics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, and neurolinguistics.
Lingua is open to both data-driven and theoretical submissions that contribute to the understanding of diverse linguistic constructs and communicative phenomena. Articles are in English.
The Linguist: Journal of the Institute of Linguists
The Linguist is the professional journal of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL). The journal keeps readers up to date on CIOL news and reports on the activities of its Special Interest Groups and regional networks, as well as publishing a range of articles of interest to language professionals and anyone interested in languages. Articles are primarily in English.
Linguistica Atlantica: Journal of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association
Linguistica Atlantica is the journal of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association. The first thirteen volumes were published as the Journal of the Provinces Linguistic Association. LA publishes articles on descriptive and theoretical linguistics. Articles are in English and French.
Lingvisticæ Investigationes focuses on the lexicon, grammar, phonology, and semantics. It prefers studies that can be integrated into text analysis software, and studies that describe resources such as grammars and electronic dictionaries constructed on a linguistic basis. The journal also publishes bibliographies, summaries of theses, reports, squibs and reviews. Contributions are in English and French.
Linguistic Analysis is a journal that publishes on phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. It prepares various issues focused on special topics, like Chinese syntax, morphology, and phonology of Semitic languages. Articles are in English.
The Linguistic Review
The Linguistic Review focuses on publishing on phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, within a framework of Generative Grammar and related disciplines. It also publishes critical discussions of theoretical linguistics as a branch of cognitive psychology. Articles are in English.
Linguistics publishes articles and book reviews in traditional subdisciplines of linguistics and neighboring disciplines, including grammar (functional/formal), with a focus on morphology, syntax, and sematics, pragmatics and discourse, phonetics and phonology, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistics. Perspective can be synchronic or diachronic, and can focus on one or more languages. Studies with a wide crosslinguistic (typological) coverage are also welcome. Articles are in English.
Linguistics and Education
Linguistics and Education publishes research on the knowledge, theory, or methodology at the intersections of linguistics and education. It focuses on the role of language (and other communicative or semiotic systems) in opportunities for learning and participating in a globalized world.
It encourages submissions from disciplines like: sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis, conversation analysis, linguistic anthropology, ethnography of communication, language socialization, narrative studies, gesture/sign/visual forms of communication, social semiotics, literacy studies, language policy, language ideology, functional grammar or text/corpus linguistics. Articles are in English.
Linguistics and Philosophy
Linguistics and Philosophy is a publication that focuses on issues related to structure and meaning in natural language as addressed in the philosophy of language, linguistic semantics, syntax and related disciplines. Articles are in English.
Linguistics in the Netherlands
Linguistics in the Netherlands is sponsored by the Dutch Linguistics Association (Algemene Vereniging voor Taalwetenschap). Each issue contains papers presented at the annual meeting of the society, and presents an overview of research in different fields of linguistics in the Netherlands containing articles on phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Articles are in English.
Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area
Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area is concerned with the synchronic and diachronic study of Southeastern Asian languages. It publishes articles on Tibeto-Burman and on the languages belonging to all the major linguistic families of Southeast Asia, including Austroasiatic, Hmong-Mien, Indo-Aryan and Tai-Kadai. Article guidelines do not prohibit non-English submissions, but English is the most predominantly used.
Linguistic Typology focuses on all works related to the study of linguistic typology, cross-linguistic variation, works taking a typological perspective on the structure of spoken and signed languages-- including historical change, language processing, and sociolinguistics. Descriptive and theoretical frameworks are welcome, as long as they have clear relevance to the study of cross-linguistic variation. Cross-disciplinary approaches to linguistic diversity that are typologically informed and theoretically correct are also welcome. Articles are in English.
Linguistische Berichte focuses on linguistic subjects and methods, and attaches great importance to theoretical reasoning and empirical validation. Subjects include psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, language acquisition and teaching, literary studies, philosophy, and computer linguistics. Articles are predominantly in German with some in English.
Literary & Linguistic Computing (now Digital Scholarship in the Humanities)
Digital Scholarship in the Humanities (formerly Literary and Linguistic Computing) is the Journal of the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing. From the publisher: "The first issue of Literary and Linguistic Computing (1986) published papers on authorship, style, meaning, text processing, linguistics, and lexicometrics. In 2015, the festive celebratory 30th volume of the Journal will publish papers on oral history, film, ontologies, digital collections, and data modelling next to other papers of a more literary and linguistic nature." Articles are in English.
Linguistics Journals M-R
Mediterranean Language Review
The Mediterranean Language Review focuses on the interdisciplinary investigation of language and culture throughout the Mediterranean, South-Eastern Europe, and the Black Sea area. The journal publishes articles, reviews, review articles, and bibliographical surveys on past and present Mediterranean languages. Topics include linguistic contact/diffusion in the region, the interaction between language and culture, sociolinguistic aspects like diglossia, bilingualism, and dialectology, the evolution of languages spoken by small nations and ethnic minorities, ethnolinguistic research, religion and language, linguistic stratification, interlinguas, maritime linguistics, and more. Articles are in English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
The Meeting Handbook is the official program for the annual meetings of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), the American Dialect Society (ADS), American Name Society (ANS), the North American Association for the History of the Language Sciences (NAAHoLS), the Society for
Computation in Linguistics (SCiL), the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics (SPCL), and the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages
of the Americas (SSILA). Published in English, but may include titles in other languages.
Modern Language Studies
Modern Language Studies caters to the members of the Northeast Modern Language Association. It focuses on research in all areas of British, American, and comparative literatures, and literatures of modern languages. The journal publishes three sections of materials: articles, profession and pedagogy, and reviews. Submissions may include annotated and critically contextualized documents such as letters, unusual primary materials, and so on. Articles are predominantly in English, but there are no language restrictions for submissions.
Multilingua focuses on linguistic diversity in social life. It is interested in empirical, theoretically-grounded research from underrepresented sociolinguistic contexts worldwide. Topics of interest include bilingualism and multilingualism, language education, learning, and policy, inter- and cross-cultural communication, translation and interpretation in social context, sociolinguistic studies of language in globalization, transnationalism, migration, and mobility over time/space. Articles are in English.
Münchener Studien zur Sprachwissenschaft = Munich Studies on Linguistics
Münchener Studien zur Sprachwissenschaft, or, Munich Studies on Linguistics publishes on philology, languages in general, and linguistics. Articles are in German, French, and English.
Nordic Journal of Linguistics.
The Nordic Journal of Linguistics is a publication of Cambridge University Press for the Nordic Association of Linguistics. The journal publishes on all branches of linguistics, with special attention on issues relating to Nordic languages (Finnish, Greenlandic, and Saami), as well as issues of general theoretical interest. Articles are in English.
NOWELE : North-Western European Language Evolution
North-Western European Language Evolution (NOWELE) focuses on early and more recent history of a locally determined group of languages, and the study of purely theoretical questions concerning language development.
NOWELE is interested in all aspects of the histories of, and with, intra- and extra-linguistic factors contributing to change and variation within: Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Frisian, Dutch, German, English, Gothic and the Early Runic language.
Studies involving past and present neighboring languages including Celtic, Finnish, Lithuanian, Russian and French, in so far as these have played and are playing a role in the development or present status of north-western European languages through contact, are also welcome.
Articles are in English and German.
Onoma (after the Greek word for 'name') was historically focused on international onomastic bibliographies (1959-1996). From 1997 onward, it has expanded to topical research reports, articles, reviews of general and theoretical interest on all areas of scholarly name research. Articles are in English, French, German (abstracts are available in all three languages).
Phonai focuses on linguistics, semiotics, phonetics, dialectology, and German particularly. Articles are in German.
Phonetica publishes interdisciplinary research on phonetics with a wide range of approaches, including instrumental measures, perceptual and neurocognitive procedures, and computational modelling, for investigating properties and principles of phonetics over any language. It crosses styles, types of language users, and modalities (speech, sign, song). Phonetica covers phonetic and phonological descriptions, articulatory and signal analytic measures of production, perception, acquisition, and phonetic variation and change. Articles are in English.
Phonology focuses on all aspects of phonology, and encourages the exchange of ideas between phonologists and those working in related disciplines. Articles are in English.
Pragmatics & Cognition
Pragmatics & Cognition has an interdisciplinary focus, attempting to bring together linguistics, semiotics, cognitive science, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, philosophy, ethology, and cognitive anthropology, among others. It looks at semiotic systems used by humans, animals, and machines. Articles are in English.
Pragmatics : Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association.
Pragmatics is the journal of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA), which was established to represent the field of linguistic pragmatics (conceived as the interdisciplinary science of language use). The journal encourages researchers of many backgrounds, whether linguistic, anthropological, sociological, psychological, computational, etc.
Articles are in English.
Probus provides a forum for the discussion of dichronic and synchronic research for Romance linguistics. Probus has a special focus on phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and language acquisition. Articles are in English.
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society
The Berkeley Linguistics Society publishes the proceedings of its annual meeting, which invites contributions on all aspects of descriptive and theoretical linguistics.
Open access issues from 1974-2014 are available at the red flag.
Recherches Linguistiques de Vincennes
Recherches Linguistiques de Vincennes (RLV) focuses on work related to a variety of subfields of theoretical and formal linguistics, including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, typology, and poetics. As of issue 40 (2011), articles are by default published in English.
RELC Journal is published on behalf of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) Regional Language Centre (RELC), located in Singapore. RELC journal provides information and ideas on theories, research, methods, and materials about language education (both learning and teaching). It encourages submissions that bridge between theory and practice, allowing the practitioner and researcher to connect. Articles are in English.
Report of the ... Annual Round Table Meeting on Linguistics and Language Studies
The reports of the annual Round Table Meetings on Linguistics and Language studies is sponsored by Georgetown University, Institute of Languages and Linguistics. Conference proceedings appear to be in English.
Research on Language and Social Interaction.
Research on Language and Social Interaction publishes empirical and theoretical research on language. Submissions from researchers in communication, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, linguistic anthropology and ethnography are the most active contributors, but the editors also encourage articles from a broad range of interaction researchers. Articles are in English.
Revue de Linguistique Romane = Journal of Romance Linguistics
Revue de Linguistique Romane, the Journal of Romance Linguistics, is published by the Society of Romance Linguistics. The journal focuses on the comparison of languages, diachrony, philology and variation, especially diatopic. It covers the whole field of Romance linguistics (individual languages like French, Italian, Spanish), varieties of these languages, and comparative studies. The journal accepts submissions in all Romance languages.
Rivista di Linguistica
The Italian Journal of Linguistics/Rivista di Linguistica focuses on all aspects of linguistics. It attempts to bridge the divide between descriptive and theoretical research, and particularly encourages work that makes complex language data and theoretical positions more accessible. The main language of the journal is English, but contributions in French, German, Spanish and Italian are accepted.
Open access issues (1989-present) are available at the red flag.