Language Faculty and Beyond | Internal and External Variation in Linguistics

ORCID logoKleanthes K. Grohmann | University of Cyprus
ORCID logoPierre Pica | CNRS, Paris
Language Faculty and Beyond (LFAB) focuses on research that contributes to a deeper understanding of the properties of languages as a result of the Language Faculty and its interface with other domains of the mind/brain. The research agenda pursued in LFAB reflects the program established after more than five decades of generative inquiry and builds bridges with other domains in the spirit of earlier cognitive traditions, such as the classic work of Plato or the Cartesian view of the mind. LFAB will address properties of the Language Faculty as defined for the domains of macro- and micro-variation across languages.

While the series will pay particular attention to the traditional tension between descriptive and explanatory adequacy, the series will also address issues such as the level of linguistic design, through new lines of inquiry often referred to as ‘physiological linguistics’ or ‘biolinguistics’. LFAB aims to publish studies from the point of view of internal and external factors which bear on the nature of linguistic variation as, for example, understood in the minimalist approach to language, and make accessible aspects of the research that are relevant to broader issues, among them neurological and physiological/psychological evidence that bear on the nature of language in a more narrow sense.

Edited by Georgia Fotiadou and Ianthi Maria Tsimpli
2023. vi, 246 pp.
Edited by Phoevos Panagiotidis and Moreno Mitrović
2022. v, 295 pp.
Edited by Friederike Moltmann
2020. v, 227 pp.
Edited by Jianhua Hu and Haihua Pan
2019. vi, 371 pp.
Edited by Geoff Lindsey and Andrew Nevins
2017. x, 322 pp.
Edited by Beatriz Fernández and Jon Ortiz de Urbina
2016. vi, 302 pp.
Edited by Sabrina Bendjaballah, Noam Faust, Mohamed Lahrouchi and Nicola Lampitelli
2014. vii, 377 pp.
Edited by Peter Kosta, Steven L. Franks, Teodora Radeva-Bork and Lilia Schürcks
2014. vi, 423 pp.
Edited by Asaf Bachrach, Isabelle Roy and Linnaea Stockall
2014. vii, 205 pp.
Richard P. Ingham
2012. xii, 179 pp.
Edited by Esther Torrego
2012. xi, 272 pp.
Gereon Müller
2011. x, 339 pp.
Edited by G. Nick Clements and Rachid Ridouane
2011. xv, 347 pp.
Edited by Alain Rouveret
2011. viii, 429 pp.
Emily Manetta
2011. ix, 160 pp.
Edited by Michael T. Putnam
2010. xii, 301 pp.
Edited by Jean-Louis Aroui and Andy Arleo
2009. xiv, 428 pp.
Edited by Anikó Lipták
2009. vii, 375 pp.
Advisory Board
Paola Benincà | University of Padova, Italy
Cedric Boeckx | ICREA/University of Barcelona, Spain
Guglielmo Cinque | University of Venice, Italy
Noam Chomsky | Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
ORCID logoStephen Crain | Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
ORCID logoMarcel den Dikken | Hungarian Academy of Sciences & Eötvös Loránd University
Naama Friedmann | Tel Aviv University, Israel
Anders Holmberg | University of Newcastle, UK
Lyle Jenkins | Biolinguistics Institute, Cambridge, USA
Richard K. Larson | Stony Brook University, USA
Andrew Nevins | University College London, UK
Alain Rouveret | University of Paris VII, France
Esther Torrego | University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
ORCID logoAnna Papafragou | University of Delaware, Newark, USA
Akira Watanabe | University of Tokyo, Japan

The series welcomes submissions. Book proposals, preferably structured along the lines indicated in our Guidelines for Book Proposals, can be sent to the editors:

Kleanthes K. Grohmann, University of Cyprus; kleanthi at
Pierre Pica, CNRS, Paris; pierrepica at

When you are instructed to prepare your manuscript for production, please follow these Guidelines for Manuscript Submission.