Historiographia Linguistica | International Journal for the History of the Language Sciences

Historiographia Linguistica (HL) serves the ever growing community of scholars interested in the history of the sciences concerned with language such as linguistics, philology, anthropology, sociology, pedagogy, psychology, neurology, and other disciplines. Central objectives of HL are the critical presentation of the origin and development of particular ideas, concepts, methods, schools of thought or trends, and the discussion of the methodological and philosophical foundations of a historiography of the language sciences, including its relationship with the history and philosophy of science. HL is published in 3 issues per year of about 450 pages altogether. Each volume contains a dozen articles or more, at least one review article or a bibliography devoted to a particular topic, a great number of reviews and review notes as well as information on important recent or forthcoming activities and events in the field.

HL publishes its articles Online First.

Proposals for thematic issues are welcomed; please consult these guidelines for special issue proposals.
ISSN 0302-5160 | E-ISSN 1569-9781
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/hl
Sample issue: HL 44:1
Board
Executive Editors
Jean-Michel Fortis | Université Paris Cité & Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, CNRS
Otto Zwartjes | Université Paris Cité & Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
Review Editor
Klaas Willems | Ghent University
Associate Editor
Ekaternia Velmezova | Université de Lausanne
Founding Editor
Editorial Board
Mark E. Amsler | Auckland
Andreas Gardt | Kassel
John E. Joseph | Edinburgh
Pierre Larcher | Aix-en-Provence
Anneli Luhtala | Helsinki
Nicola McLelland | Nottingham
Carol Percy | Toronto
Subscription Info
Current issue: 48:1, available as of October 2021
Next issue: 48:2/3, expected October 2022, published online on 12 September 2022

General information about our electronic journals.

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All prices for print + online include postage/handling.

Online-only Print + online
Volume 50 (2023): 3 issues; ca. 450 pp. EUR 388.00 EUR 458.00
Volume 49 (2022): 3 issues; ca. 450 pp. EUR 388.00 EUR 449.00
Volume 48 (2021): 3 issues; ca. 450 pp. EUR 388.00 EUR 449.00

Individuals may apply for a special subscription rate of EUR 85.00 (online‑only: EUR 80.00)
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Available back-volumes

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Complete backset
(Vols. 1‒47; 1974‒2020)
141 issues;
21,150 pp.
EUR 16,499.00 EUR 17,236.00
Volume 47 (2020) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 388.00 EUR 449.00
Volume 46 (2019) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 380.00 EUR 440.00
Volume 45 (2018) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 369.00 EUR 427.00
Volume 44 (2017) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 358.00 EUR 415.00
Volume 43 (2016) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 358.00 EUR 403.00
Volume 42 (2015) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 358.00 EUR 391.00
Volume 41 (2014) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 358.00 EUR 380.00
Volume 40 (2013) 3 issues; 450 pp. EUR 358.00 EUR 369.00
Volumes 1‒39 (1974‒2012) 3 issues; avg. 450 pp. EUR 348.00 each EUR 358.00 each
Issues

Volume 48 (2021)

Volume 47 (2020)

Volume 46 (2019)

Volume 45 (2018)

Volume 44 (2017)

Volume 43 (2016)

Volume 42 (2015)

Volume 41 (2014)

Volume 40 (2013)

Volume 39 (2012)

Volume 38 (2011)

Volume 37 (2010)

Volume 36 (2009)

Volume 35 (2008)

Volume 34 (2007)

Volume 33 (2006)

Volume 32 (2005)

Volume 31 (2004)

Volume 30 (2003)

Volume 29 (2002)

Volume 28 (2001)

Volume 27 (2000)

Volume 26 (1999)

Volume 25 (1998)

Volume 24 (1997)

Volume 23 (1996)

Volume 22 (1995)

Volume 21 (1994)

Volume 20 (1993)

Volume 19 (1992)

Volume 18 (1991)

Volume 17 (1990)

Volume 16 (1989)

Volume 15 (1988)

Volume 14 (1987)

Volume 13 (1986)

Volume 12 (1985)

Volume 11 (1984)

Volume 10 (1983)

Volume 9 (1982)

Volume 8 (1981)

Volume 7 (1980)

Volume 6 (1979)

Volume 5 (1978)

Volume 4 (1977)

Volume 3 (1976)

Volume 2 (1975)

Volume 1 (1974)

Latest articles

20 September 2022

  • The Place of Jakób Handel (1888–c.1942) in the History of Language Study in Poland
    Marcin Kilarski Rafał Szeptyński
  • 12 September 2022

  • Editors’ notes
    HL 48:2-3 (2021) pp. 137–144
  • The Koernerian revolution : In memoriam E. F. K. Koerner (1939–2022)
    John E. Joseph | HL 48:2-3 (2021) pp. 145–151
  • Bibliography of writings by E. F. Konrad Koerner
    HL 48:2-3 (2021) pp. 152–176
  • 6 September 2022

  • Franck Neveu Audrey Roig . 2022. L’œuvre de Lucien Tesnière. Lectures contemporaines
    Compte rendu par Samuel Bidaud
  • 3 June 2022

  • Erminnie A. Smith (1836–1886) : A portrait of a linguist
    Marcin Kilarski | HL 48:2-3 (2021) pp. 228–263
  • 19 April 2022

  • Otto Jespersen, one more broken leg in the historical stool of generative linguistics
    Guillermo Lorenzo | HL 48:2-3 (2021) pp. 302–315
  • 13 April 2022

  • The ghost of Vulgar Latin : History of a misnomer
    Kees Versteegh | HL 48:2-3 (2021) pp. 205–227
  • Margaret Thomas . 2020. Formalism and Functionalism in Linguistics. The Engineer and the Collector
    Reviewed by Peter Harder | HL 48:2-3 (2021) pp. 336–343
  • 5 April 2022

  • Manfred Ringmacher . 2016. Wilhelm von Humboldt: Einleitende und vergleichende amerikanische Arbeiten [Introductory and Comparative American Works]
    Reviewed by Gerda Haßler | HL 48:2-3 (2021) pp. 323–331
  • 30 November 2021

  • Revisions to the Siraya lexicon based on the original Utrecht Manuscript : A case study in source data
    Christopher Joby | HL 48:2-3 (2021) pp. 177–204
  • 23 November 2021

  • Innere Sprachform : Skizze zu einer Begriffsgeschichte
    Clemens Knobloch | HL 48:2-3 (2021) pp. 264–301
  • 19 November 2021

  • Henri Estienne . 2020. La latinité injustement soupçonnée suivi de Dissertation sur la latinité de Plaute
    Reviewed by Douglas A. Kibbee | HL 48:2-3 (2021) pp. 332–335
  • 12 November 2021

  • András Imrényi Nicolas Mazziotta . 2020. Chapters of Dependency Grammar. A historical survey from Antiquity to Tesnière
    Reviewed by Franck Neveu | HL 48:2-3 (2021) pp. 316–322
  • 24 August 2021

  • On the four grades / four calls of Chinese rime tables
    Georg Orlandi | HL 48:1 (2021) pp. 1–24
  • 16 August 2021

  • Karl Tekusch (1890–1977), his concept of Sprachechtheit, and the purism movement in Austria
    Falco Pfalzgraf | HL 48:1 (2021) pp. 60–82
  • 23 July 2021

  • François Vincent . 2020. Ferdinand de Saussure, Le premier cours de linguistique générale: La trilogie achevée
    Reviewed by John E. Joseph | HL 48:1 (2021) pp. 118–126
  • 18 May 2021

  • James McElvenny . 2019. Gabelentz and the Science of Language
    Reviewed by Jacques François | HL 47:2-3 (2020) pp. 340–346
  • Editors’ end-of-the-year notes
    HL 47:2-3 (2020) pp. 133–136
  • 12 May 2021

  • Glossing in the Linguistic Survey of India : Some insights into early 20th century glossing practices
    Aimée Lahaussois | HL 48:1 (2021) pp. 25–59
  • 7 April 2021

  • An ablative for the Greeks? A grammar dispute in Tübingen (1585/1586) and its implications
    Raf Van Rooy | HL 47:2-3 (2020) pp. 137–168
  • 2 April 2021

  • A letter from Zellig Harris to André Lentin : Explanatory notes
    Bruce Nevin | HL 47:2-3 (2020) pp. 303–321
  • Bernard Colombat Aimée Lahaussois . 2019. Histoire des parties du discours
    Compte rendu par Nico Lioce | HL 47:2-3 (2020) pp. 322–331
  • Émile Benveniste . 2019. Last Lectures. Collège de France 1968 and 1969
    Reviewed by Pierre Swiggers | HL 47:2-3 (2020) pp. 347–359
  • Guidelines

    1. Historiographia Linguistica welcomes submissions on all aspects of the history of the language sciences. Central objectives of HL are the critical presentation of the origin, development, and transmission of particular ideas, concepts, methods, schools of thought or trends, and the discussion of the methodological, epistemological, and philosophical foundations of a historiography of the language sciences, including its relationship with the history, sociology, and philosophy of science as well as with intellectual history generally.

    2. Manuscripts submitted for publication in Historiographia Linguistica should be in English, French, or German; occasionally, contributions in other languages using Latin script may also be considered. Prior to formal submission, authors are encouraged to send the editors an inquiry together with a summary of their paper, preferably by electronic mail (as regular text). The availability of such a summary in electronic form may also help in the search for suitable referees.

    3. If manuscript submission in paper form is considered, three copies should be sent. However, electronic submissions at various stages of the evaluation process are preferred. The texts could be in RTF, MS Word or similar, or in PDF. (Authors may remove their names and affiliations from a submission in order to permit blind refereeing.)

    4. Before sending a manuscript, contributors should familiarize themselves with the style adopted in HL and outlined below, as manuscripts deviating significantly from its conventionsmay be returned without being evaluated for their contents. Particular attention should be paid to the conventions employed in the presentation of data and the citation of sources. Contributors who write in a language other than their native tongue are kindly requested to have their manuscript carefully checked by a native speaker. Please note that for articles to appear in HL, summaries in English, French, and German of no more than 100 words each will also be required.

    5. Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, contributors will be asked to submit revised versions in both hard copy and electronically. In addition to a file in the word processing program in which the paper was written, contributors should also supply a copy saved in Rich Text Format (RTF). The first sheet of the hard copy should provide the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s), as well as full address(es), indicating -- in case there is more than one author -- who will be responsible for proofreading.

    6. Please use 1.5 spacing throughout, also for Notes and References.

    7. Please number all pages.

    8. Tables and illustrations should appear on separate sheets which bear the author's name; the place where they are to appear in the text should be clearly marked in the manuscript. The text should refer to the tables and illustrations by number; please do not use expressions like "the following table". Please keep the captions short.

    9. Transliteration of foreign scripts:

    Please make sure that all special characters are presented correctly in the hard copy of your manuscript. If you cannot produce them on the computer, please insert them by hand using red ink.

    10. Citations from secondary sources. Quotations form the critical literature, if not exceeding three lines, should be inserted in the regular text, marked by double quotation marks and with the source reference supplied. Quotations longer than three lines should be indented and set off from the regular text, with the source of quotation added at the end. Those quotations require no quotation marks.

    11. Linguistic data and glosses. Citation forms in the body of the text should be italicized and followed (without a comma) by the gloss ("meaning"), which is to be enclosed in double quotation marks.

    12. For cited data in numbered examples the following conventions should be observed:

    13. Notes may be submitted as footnotes, using the footnote/endnote functionality of your word processing software. They will be typeset as footnotes. Please keep notes to a minimum and at a reasonable length. Notes should not be used to supply bibliographical references: these should be placed in the References section.

    14. References in the body of the text. For references to a publication, use author's last name plus year (plus page numbers if required). Either all of that, or all minus the author's name should be put in parentheses, as the context may demand. For example:
    According to Jakobson (1944:188), Boas later "regretted never having attended" Steinthal's Lectures (see also Harrington 1945:98)
    On Gerber's theory of figurative meaning, cf. Nerlich & Clarke (1996).

    Full references should be placed in the Reference section. The following conventions apply:

    Book, monograph or collective volume
    Baratin, Marc & Françoise Desbordes (avec la participation de Phillipe Hoffmann & Alain Pierrot). 1981. L'Analyse linguistique dans l'Antiquité classique. Vol. I: Les théories. Paris: Éditions Klincksieck.
    Budagov, R[uben] A. 1988. Portrety jazykovedov XIX-XX vv. [Portraits of linguists of the 19th and 20th centuries]. Moskva: Izd. "Nauka".
    Robins, R[obert] H[enry]. 1967. A Short History of Linguistics. London: Longman; Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 1968. (2nd ed., London: Longman, 1979; 3rd ed., 1993; 4th ed., 1997)
    Versteegh, Cornelis H. M. [= Kees], E. F. Konrad Koerner & Hans-Josef Niederehe, eds. 1983. The History of Linguistics in the Near East. (= Studies in the History of the Language Sciences, 28.) Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

    Articles in a periodical or collective volume
    (Acronyms of well-known journals should follow the conventions of the Linguistic Bibliography / Bibliographie Linguistique. Whenever in doubt, please supply the full name.)
    Auroux, Sylvain. 1986. "Actes de pensée et actes linguistiques dans la Grammaire générale". HEL 8:2.105-120.
    Salmon, Vivian G. 1974. "John Wilkins' Essay (1668): Critics and continuators". HL 1.147-163. (Repr. in The Study of Language in 17th-Century England by V. Salmon, 191-206. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1979; 2nd ed., 1988.)
    Sarmiento, Ramón. 1983. "La gramática académica del siglo de las Luces". Serta Philologica F. Lázaro Carreter natalem diem sexagesimum celebranti dedicata, vol. I: Estudios de lingüística e lengua literaria ed. by Emilio Alarcos [et al.], 571-585. Madrid: Cátedra.

    Reviews
    Boyadjiev, Jivco. Forthcoming. Review of Budagov (1988). HL 17.3.
    Michael, Ian. 1980. Review of Salmon (1979). IF 85.304-306.

    Provided that the full reference to the book reviewed is supplied in the bibliography; otherwise:

    Cowan, William. 1983. Review of Arab Linguistics: An introductory classical text with translation and notes by Michael G. Carter (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 1981). HL 10.120-124.

    If other than the original edition is quoted from, this should be made clear in the entry, possibly by a statement added in parentheses at the end (after the publisher's name), or by simply referring to the most recent date of publication of the source (adding the date of the original publication in square brackets right after the new date, e.g., Robins, R. H. 1993[1967]). If a translation is being used, this fact must be stated, with the name(s) of the translator(s) supplied. The date of the original edition should be added in square brackets, right after the date of the translation.

    All correspondence concerning editorial matters (submission of manuscripts, discussions, and reports) should be directed to the editors:

    Jean-Michel Fortis  
    Otto Zwartjes
    Editor, HL  
    Editor, HL
    CNRS, Université Paris Diderot
    Université Paris Diderot
    fortis.jean-michel at neuf.fr  
    Otto.Zwartjes at univ-paris-diderot.fr

    Books for reviewing and correspondence concerning book reviews should be directed to the Reviews Editor:

    Klaas Willems
    Reviews Editor, HL
    Ghent University
    Department of German
    Blandijnberg 2
    B-9000 GHENT, Belgium
    klaas.willems at ugent.be

    Submission

    Historiographia Linguistica welcomes submissions on all aspects of the history of the language sciences. Central objectives of HL are the critical presentation of the origin, development, and transmission of particular ideas, concepts, methods, schools of thought or trends, and the discussion of the methodological, epistemological, and philosophical foundations of a historiography of the language sciences, including its relationship with the history, sociology, and philosophy of science as well as with intellectual history generally.

    Prior to formal submission, authors are encouraged to send the editors an inquiry together with a summary of their paper, preferably by e-mail.

    Before sending a manuscript, contributors should familiarize themselves with the style adopted in HL and outlined in the journal's guidelines , as manuscripts deviating significantly from its conventions may be returned without being evaluated for their contents. Particular attention should be paid to the conventions employed in the presentation of data and the citation of sources.

    Manuscripts submitted for publication in Historiographia Linguistica should be in English, French, or German; occasionally, contributions in other languages using Latin script may also be considered. Contributors who write in a language other than their native tongue are kindly requested to have their manuscript carefully checked by a native speaker.

    HL invites proposals for Special Issues; for more information, see these Guidelines for Special Issue Proposals .

    All correspondence concerning editorial matters (submission of manuscripts, discussions, and reports) should be directed to the editors:

    Jean-Michel Fortis   Otto Zwartjes
    Editor, HL   Editor, HL
    CNRS, Université Paris Diderot
    Université Paris Diderot
    fortis.jean-michel at neuf.fr   Otto.Zwartjes at univ-paris-diderot.fr


    Books for reviewing and correspondence concerning book reviews should be directed to the Reviews Editor:

    Klaas Willems
    Reviews Editor, HL
    Ghent University, Department of German
    Blandijnberg 2, B-9000 GHENT, Belgium
    klaas.willems at ugent.be


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    Subjects

    Main BIC Subject

    CBX: Language: history & general works

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General