Journal of Historical Linguistics

The Journal of Historical Linguistics aims to publish, after peer-review, papers that make a significant contribution to the theory and/or methodology of historical linguistics. Papers dealing with any language or language family are welcome. Papers should have a diachronic orientation and should offer new perspectives, refine existing methodologies, or challenge received wisdom, on the basis of careful analysis of extant historical data. We are especially keen to publish work which links historical linguistics to corpus-based research, linguistic typology, language variation, language contact, or the study of language and cognition, all of which constitute a major source of methodological renewal for the discipline and shed light on aspects of language change. Contributions in areas such as diachronic corpus linguistics or diachronic typology are therefore particularly welcome.

The Journal of Historical Linguistics publishes its articles Online First.

ISSN 2210-2116 | E-ISSN 2210-2124
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/jhl
Sample issue: JHL 7:3
Board
General Editor
Silvia Luraghi | University of Pavia | silvia.luraghi at unipv.it
Review Editor
Thanasis Georgakopoulos | Aristotle University of Thessaloniki | athanasphil at gmail.com
Associate Editors
Eleanor Coghill | Uppsala University
Eitan Grossman | Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Johann-Mattis List | Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Erich Round | The University of Queensland
Matthias Urban | University of Tübingen
Consulting Editor
Joseph C. Salmons | University of Wisconsin
Founding Editors
Silvia Luraghi | University of Pavia
Jóhanna Barðdal | Ghent University
Eugenio R. Luján | University of Madrid Complutense
Advisory Board
Claire Bowern | Yale University
Concepción Company Company | Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Wolfgang U. Dressler | Austrian Academy of Sciences
Thórhallur Eythórsson | University of Iceland
Jan Terje Faarlund | University of Oslo
Elly van Gelderen | Arizona State University
Dag T.T. Haug | University of Oslo
Bernd Heine | University of Cologne
Willem B. Hollmann | Lancaster University
Paul J. Hopper | Carnegie Mellon University
Ritsuko Kikusawa | National Museum of Ethnology, Japan
Harold Koch | Australian National University
Leonid Kulikov | Ghent University
Rosemarie Lühr | University of Jena
Marianne Mithun | University of California, Santa Barbara
Geoffrey S. Nathan | Wayne State University
Muriel Norde | Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
John Charles Smith | University of Oxford
Elizabeth Closs Traugott | Stanford University
Ans M.C. van Kemenade | Radboud University, Nijmegen
Margaret E. Winters | Wayne State University
Editorial Assistant
Honor Lundt | The Ohio State University
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Current issue: 12:2, available as of May 2022
Next issue: 12:3, expected December 2022

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Issues

Volume 12 (2022)

Volume 11 (2021)

Volume 10 (2020)

Volume 9 (2019)

Volume 8 (2018)

Volume 7 (2017)

Volume 6 (2016)

Volume 5 (2015)

Volume 4 (2014)

Volume 3 (2013)

Volume 2 (2012)

Volume 1 (2011)

Latest articles

22 November 2022

  • Relative construction in Hittite : A corpus-based case study in syntax-prosody interface
    Ekaterina Lyutikova Andrei Sideltsev
  • 7 November 2022

  • Robert Crellin Thomas Jügel (eds.). 2020. Perfects in IE Languages and Beyond
    Reviewed by Thanasis Giannaris | JHL 12:3 (2022) pp. 511–519
  • 4 November 2022

  • Bernd Heine , Gunther Kaltenböck , Tania Kuteva Haiping Long . 2021. The Rise of Discourse Markers
    Reviewed by Angeliki Alvanoudi | JHL 12:3 (2022) pp. 504–510
  • 26 September 2022

  • Phonological features of Caijia that are notable from a diachronic perspective
    Man Hei Lee
  • 23 September 2022

  • Anticausatives in Classical Armenian
    Petr Kocharov
  • 21 September 2022

  • Regularity of semantic change in Romance anatomical terms
    James Law
  • Children as agents of language change : Diachronic evidence from Latin American Spanish phonology
    Israel Sanz-Sánchez María Irene Moyna
  • 16 August 2022

  • The historical dialectology of stative morphology in Zapotecan
    Rosemary G. Beam de Azcona
  • 19 July 2022

  • The negative cycle in Chinese : From synthetic to analytic and back to synthetic negation?
    Barbara Meisterernst
  • 15 July 2022

  • The emergence of conjunctions and phrasal coordination in Khanty
    Lena Borise Katalin É. Kiss
  • 14 July 2022

  • On the reconstruction of contrastive secondary palatalization in Common Slavic
    Florian Wandl Darya Kavitskaya
  • 21 June 2022

  • Diachronic developments in fricative + nasal sequences : A Tibeto-Burman case study
    Katia Chirkova Zev Handel | JHL 12:3 (2022) pp. 476–503
  • Erratic velars in West-Coastal Bantu : Explaining irregular sound change in Central Africa
    Sara Pacchiarotti Koen Bostoen | JHL 12:3 (2022) pp. 381–445
  • 31 May 2022

  • There sentences in extreme southern Italy : On the rise of a “Greek-style” pattern
    Alessandro De Angelis Giulia Bucci | JHL 12:3 (2022) pp. 337–380
  • 25 April 2022

  • Tracing semantic change in Portuguese : A distributional approach to adversative connectives
    Patrícia Amaral , Zuoyu Tian , Dylan Jarrett Juan Escalona Torres
  • 21 April 2022

  • The origin of dative subjects and psych predicate constructions in Japanese
    Yuko Yanagida | JHL 12:2 (2022) pp. 282–316
  • 8 April 2022

  • The change in the grammatical category of the copula in North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic
    Geoffrey Khan | JHL 12:3 (2022) pp. 446–475
  • 14 March 2022

  • The marking of spatial relations on animate nouns in Basque : A diachronic quantitative corpus study
    Dorota Krajewska | JHL 12:2 (2022) pp. 241–281
  • 3 March 2022

  • Lotte Sommerer Elena Smirnova (eds.). 2020. Nodes and Networks in Diachronic Construction Grammar
    Reviewed by Tobias Ungerer | JHL 12:2 (2022) pp. 317–326
  • 8 February 2022

  • Asyndetic complementation and referential integration in Spanish : A diachronic probabilistic grammar account
    Giulia Mazzola , Bert Cornillie Malte Rosemeyer | JHL 12:2 (2022) pp. 194–240
  • 3 February 2022

  • The Neogrammarian hypothesis and pandemic irregularity : Take two
    Robert Blust | JHL 12:2 (2022) pp. 167–193
  • 31 January 2022

  • Reichenbach meets underspecification : A novel approach to the perfect-past-cycle in German (and elsewhere)
    Guido Seiler Thilo Weber | JHL 12:1 (2022) pp. 108–166
  • 11 January 2022

  • Margaret E. Winters . 2020. Historical Linguistics: A Cognitive Grammar Introduction
    Reviewed by Isabeau De Smet | JHL 12:2 (2022) pp. 327–333
  • 21 September 2021

  • Reviewing the history and development of aspiration in Eastern Balochi
    Ali H. Birahimani | JHL 11:3 (2021) pp. 457–498
  • 14 September 2021

  • Old Basque had */χ/, not /h/ : Medieval data, implications for reconstruction and Basque-Romance contact effects
    Julen Manterola José Ignacio Hualde | JHL 11:3 (2021) pp. 421–456
  • 8 September 2021

  • Lexical diachronic semantic maps : Mapping the evolution of time-related lexemes
    Thanasis Georgakopoulos Stéphane Polis | JHL 11:3 (2021) pp. 367–420
  • 3 September 2021

  • Pathways of initial consonant loss : A Middle Paman case study
    Jean-Christophe Verstraete | JHL 12:1 (2022) pp. 1–30
  • 2 September 2021

  • Old English intensifiers : The beginnings of the English intensifier system
    James M. Stratton | JHL 12:1 (2022) pp. 31–69
  • 31 August 2021

  • Indexicality, semanticity and contact along the now < this time pathway
    Thomas Leddy-Cecere | JHL 12:1 (2022) p. 70
  • 2 August 2021

  • Pre- and postnominal onymic genitives in (Early) New High German : A multifactorial analysis
    Tanja Ackermann | JHL 11:3 (2021) pp. 499–533
  • 23 July 2021

  • Syntactic conditions on accusative to ergative alignment change in Austronesian languages
    Edith Aldridge | JHL 11:2 (2021) pp. 214–247
  • Alignment shift as functional markedness reversal
    Katarzyna Janic Charlotte Hemmings | JHL 11:2 (2021) pp. 299–341
  • Source constructions as a key to alignment change : The case of Aramaic
    Paul M. Noorlander | JHL 11:2 (2021) pp. 248–298
  • “Non-coordinating UND” in Middle and Early New High German
    Sophia Jana Oppermann | JHL 11:2 (2021) pp. 159–208
  • Luca Alfieri , Maria Carmela Benvenuto , Claudia Angela Ciancaglini , Paolo Milizia Flavia Pompeo (Eds.). 2018. Linguistica, filologia e storia culturale. In ricordo di Palmira Cipriano
    Reviewed by Chiara Fedriani | JHL 11:2 (2021) pp. 348–356
  • Robert Mailhammer Theo Vennemann . 2019. The Carthaginian North: Semitic Influence on Early Germanic: A Linguistic and Cultural Study
    Reviewed by Nelson Goering | JHL 11:2 (2021) pp. 357–366
  • Edit Doron , Malka Rappaport Hovav , Yael Reshef Moshe Taube (eds.). 2019. Language Contact, Continuity and Change in the Genesis of Modern Hebrew
    Reviewed by Yaron Matras | JHL 11:2 (2021) pp. 342–347
  • Introduction to the special thematic section : Perspectives on alignment change
    Eystein Dahl | JHL 11:2 (2021) pp. 209–213
  • Submission

    The Journal of Historical Linguistics offers online submission. Please consult the Short Guide to EM for Authors before you submit your paper. Regular mail submissions are also considered, in which case two hard copies should be sent. See below for contact information.

    At the initial stage in the process, it is not yet necessary that submissions adhere to the journal's style sheet. Texts should be double-spaced, printed on one side of the page only, with all pages numbered consecutively. Figures, charts and tables can be left in the appropriate place in the manuscript. In order to permit double-blind refereeing, submissions should not carry author information. Contributors who are not native speakers of English should have their manuscript carefully checked by a native speaker.

    Please note that any material submitted to JHL must be original work, not published or under review elsewhere, and contributors may not submit this work elsewhere while it is under review for this journal. If related material has been published or is under consideration or in press elsewhere, that must be disclosed to the editors. Similarly, if part of a contribution has appeared or will appear elsewhere, contributors must specify the details in a cover letter accompanying the submission.

    If your paper is accepted for publication, you will be asked to submit a final version prepared according to the JHL Stylesheet (PDF).

    Contact information:

    General Editor Review Editor
    Silvia Luraghi Thanasis Georgakopoulos
    silvia.luraghi at unipv.it athanasphil at gmail.com

     

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    Subjects

    Main BIC Subject

    CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009010: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative