Language and Linguistics | 語言暨語言學

Main information
Edith Aldridge | Academia Sinica, Taiwan | LLeditor at
Associate Editors
Miao-Hsia Chang | National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Shin Fukuda | University of Hawaii, USA
Feng-fan Hsieh | National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
ORCID logoGuillaume Jacques | CNRS, France
Wei-wen Roger Liao | Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Yen-Hwei Lin | Michigan State University, USA
Chen-Sheng Luther Liu | National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Eric Potsdam | University of Florida, USA
Sze-Wing Tang | The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Rui-wen Wu | Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Language and Linguistics is an academic publication of the Institute of Linguistics at Academia Sinica. Established in 2000, it publishes research in general and theoretical linguistics on the languages of East Asia and the Pacific region, including Sino-Tibetan, Austronesian, and the Austroasiatic and Altaic language families.

Since 2013, Language and Linguistics has been managed by an Editor-in-Chief, with internationally known scholars with different areas of expertise serving as Associate Editors, Editorial Board Members, and Reviewers, in order to present an informative, insightful scholarly dialogue.
To increase international citation rates and visibility, Language and Linguistics has been co-published with international publisher SAGE from 2014 to 2016 (Volume 15-17) and distributed worldwide. Beginning in 2017 (Volume 18), Language and Linguistics has been in partnership with John Benjamins Publishing Company, one of the leading publishers in the field of language and linguistics.

Language and Linguistics is an Open Access journal and the only international linguistic journal that publishes in both English and Traditional Chinese. The journal publishes a single volume yearly. Four issues are published per volume. Each volume contains three English issues (January, April, and October) and one Chinese issue (July). With original studies and a rigorous review process, the journal is indexed by the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI), Bibliographie linguistique/Linguistic bibliography, CSA Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA), Current Contents/Arts and Humanities, Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition, Linguistics Abstracts, MLA International Bibliography, SCOPUS, CNKI Scholar, Dimensions, Glottolog, and THCI.

Language and Linguistics seeks to provide research that is professional, insightful, and current, and welcomes submissions in all areas of linguistics.

To submit papers or monographs, please visit

For more information of L&L, please visit

Volumes 1-17 can be freely downloaded from:

Volumes 18 and onward are freely accessible on both L&L’s website and on the John Benjamins e-Platform. Most of these volumes were first made Open Access under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license. It has now (January 2023) been decided to change this to the more liberal CC BY 4.0 license. Please note that while we are in the process of making this change, information about licenses can vary between the Benjamins website, platform and in the articles themselves.

ISSN: 1606-822X | E-ISSN: 2309-5067
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Volume 25 (2024)

Volume 24 (2023)

Volume 23 (2022)

Volume 22 (2021)

Volume 21 (2020)

Volume 20 (2019)

Volume 19 (2018)

Volume 18 (2017)

English Editor
Editorial Assistant
Jenny Tzu-Chun Chen | Academia Sinica
Abigail Jen-Hui Wang | Academia Sinica
Sandy Ya-Chu Yang | Academia Sinica
Editorial Board
Mark C. Baker | Rutgers University
Zhiming Bao | National University of Singapore
Keh-jiann Chen | Academia Sinica
Gennaro Chierchia | Harvard University
Guglielmo Cinque | University of Venice
ORCID logoBernard Comrie | University of California, Santa Barbara
Ik-sang Eom | Hanyang University
Hiroya Fujisaki | University of Tokyo
ORCID logoMartin Haspelmath | Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
C.-T. James Huang | Harvard University
Larry M. Hyman | University of California, Berkeley
Daniel Kaufman | Queens College, CUNY
ORCID logoChristine Lamarre | Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales
Richard K. Larson | Stony Brook University
Paul Jen-kuei Li | Academia Sinica
Chinfa Lien | National Tsing Hua University
Ian Maddieson | University of New Mexico
Kikuo Maekawa | The National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Alec Marantz | New York University
James A. Matisoff | University of California, Berkeley
ORCID logoJames Myers | National Chung Cheng University
Mamoru Saito | Nanzan University
Rint Sybesma | Leiden University
Pei-chuan Wei | Academia Sinica
Subscription Info
Current issue: 24:4, available as of September 2023
Next issue: 25:1, expected January 2024
Next issue: 25:2, expected March 2024

General information about our electronic journals.

Subscription rates

All prices for print + online include postage/handling.

Online-only Print + online
Volume 25 (2024): 4 issues; ca. 800 pp. Open Access EUR 363.00
Volume 24 (2023): 4 issues; ca. 800 pp. Open Access EUR 330.00

Available back-volumes

Online-only Print + online
Complete backset
(Vols. 18‒23; 2017‒2022)
24 issues;
4,300 pp.
Open Access EUR 1,899.00
Volumes 21‒23 (2020‒2022) 4 issues; avg. 733 pp. Open Access EUR 324.00 per volume
Volume 20 (2019) 4 issues; 700 pp. Open Access EUR 318.00
Volume 19 (2018) 4 issues; 700 pp. Open Access EUR 309.00
Volume 18 (2017) 4 issues; 700 pp. Open Access EUR 300.00

Language and Linguistics invites contributions relevant to the aim and scope of the journal, which can be submitted through the journal's online submission portal .

Before submitting, please consult these guidelines.

If you are not able to submit online, or for any other editorial correspondence – inquiries regarding suitable topics, length of manuscripts, reviews, etc. – please contact the editors via e-mail: LLeditor at


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Rights and Permissions

Authors must ensure that they have permission to use any third-party material in their contribution; the permission should include perpetual (not time-limited) world-wide distribution in print and electronic format.

For information on authors' rights, please consult the rights information page.

Open Access

As of 2022, Language and Linguistics is published Open Access through sponsorship of Academia Sinica, with no author fees. By default, articles are made available Open Access under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, but other licenses can be discussed at the author's request.


John Benjamins Publishing Company has an agreement in place with Portico for the archiving of all its online journals and e-books.


Main BIC Subject

CF: Linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General