Linguistic Variation

Linguistic Variation is an international, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the study of linguistic variation. It seeks to investigate to what extent the study of linguistic variation can shed light on the broader issue of language-particular versus language-universal properties, on the interaction between what is fixed and necessary on the one hand and what is variable and contingent on the other. This enterprise involves properly defining and delineating the notion of linguistic variation by identifying loci of variation. What are the variable properties of natural language and what is its invariant core?

These questions can be addressed empirically by studying closely related languages (microvariation, dialectology, sociolinguistic variation) and larger typological groups (macrovariation), as well as by looking at language change and language development. Theoretically, these questions can be addressed from the point of view of syntax, morphology, phonology, phonetics, semantics, and pragmatics.

Linguistic Variation aims to provide a forum for the discussion of these and related topics. It welcomes both empirically and theoretically oriented papers that further our understanding of linguistic variation by relating patterns of variation to the organization of the human language faculty.

Linguistic Variation publishes its articles Online First.

Volumes 1 (2001) - 10 (2010) appeared under the title Linguistic Variation Yearbook .

ISSN 2211-6834 | E-ISSN 2211-6842
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1075/lv
Sample issue: LV 15:1
Board
General Editor
Hedde Zeijlstra | Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Associate Editors
Tanmoy Bhattacharya | University of Delhi
Claire Halpert | University of Minnesota
Marjo van Koppen | Utrecht University
Markus A. Pöchtrager | University of Vienna
Emanuela Sanfelici | Università degli Studi di Padova
Editorial Board
Sjef Barbiers | Meertens Institute
Rajesh Bhatt | University of Massachusetts
Marcel den Dikken | Hungarian Academy of Sciences & Eötvös Loránd University
Heejeong Ko | Seoul National University
Björn Köhnlein | The Ohio State University
Diane Massam | University of Toronto
Cecilia Poletto | Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
Mamoru Saito | Nanzan University
Wendy Sandler | University of Haifa
Luciana Storto | University of Saõ Paulo
Sergei Tatevosov | Moscow State University
Jenneke van der Wal | Leiden University
David Willis | University of Oxford
Martina Wiltschko | Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Subscription Info
Current issue: 22:2, available as of June 2022

General information about our electronic journals.

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Volume 23 (2023): 2 issues; ca. 375 pp. EUR 144.00 EUR 171.00
Volume 22 (2022): 2 issues; ca. 375 pp. EUR 144.00 EUR 168.00

Individuals may apply for a special subscription rate of EUR 70.00 (online‑only: EUR 65.00)
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For back-volumes 1–10 see Linguistic Variation Yearbook

Available back-volumes

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Complete backset
(Vols. 11‒21; 2011‒2021)
22 issues;
3,675 pp.
EUR 1,401.00 EUR 1,564.00
Volumes 20‒21 (2020‒2021) 2 issues; avg. 375 pp. EUR 144.00 each EUR 168.00 each
Volume 19 (2019) 2 issues; 375 pp. EUR 141.00 EUR 165.00
Volume 18 (2018) 2 issues; 375 pp. EUR 137.00 EUR 160.00
Volume 17 (2017) 2 issues; 375 pp. EUR 133.00 EUR 155.00
Volume 16 (2016) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 118.00 EUR 134.00
Volume 15 (2015) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 118.00 EUR 130.00
Volume 14 (2014) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 118.00 EUR 126.00
Volume 13 (2013) 2 issues; 300 pp. EUR 118.00 EUR 122.00
Volumes 11‒12 (2011‒2012) 2 issues; avg. 300 pp. EUR 115.00 each EUR 118.00 each
Issues

Volume 22 (2022)

Volume 21 (2021)

Volume 20 (2020)

Volume 19 (2019)

Volume 18 (2018)

Volume 17 (2017)

Volume 16 (2016)

Volume 15 (2015)

Volume 14 (2014)

Volume 13 (2013)

Volume 12 (2012)

Volume 11 (2011)

Latest articles

2 March 2022

  • Towards a syntactic understanding of connective particles : The final pero phenomenon in Bahiense Spanish
    Carlos Muñoz Pérez
  • 10 February 2022

  • Crosslinguistic variation in partitives : An introduction
    Petra Sleeman Silvia Luraghi
  • 7 February 2022

  • Partitive sharing – How to help in Kinande
    Monica Alexandrina Irimia Patricia Schneider-Zioga
  • 31 January 2022

  • Partitive genitive constructions and agreement variations in Latvian
    Andra Kalnača Ilze Lokmane
  • The second genitive in the history of Russian and across its dialects
    Alexandra Ter-Avanesova Michael Daniel
  • 27 January 2022

  • Diachronic bottlenecks of the Uralic (ablative-)partitive
    Riho Grünthal
  • Beyond affectedness – partitive objects and degrees of agenthood in Ancient Greek
    Silvia Luraghi
  • Partitive, genitive or nominative? Estonian DOM in written use through centuries
    Helle Metslang Külli Habicht
  • Partitive pronouns in intransitive contexts in Italian and Dutch
    Petra Sleeman
  • 26 October 2021

  • Optional agreement as successful/failed Agree : Evidence from Santiago Tz’utujil (Mayan)
    Paulina Lyskawa Rodrigo Ranero | LV 22:2 (2022) pp. 209–267
  • 2 August 2021

  • Differential object marking in Catalan : Descriptive and theoretical aspects
    Monica Alexandrina Irimia Anna Pineda | LV 22:2 (2022) pp. 325–385
  • 16 July 2021

  • The locus of parametric variation in Bantu gender and nominal derivation
    Zuzanna Fuchs Jenneke van der Wal | LV 22:2 (2022) pp. 268–324
  • 10 June 2021

  • The relative order of foci and polarity complementizers : A Slavic perspective
    Elena Callegari | LV 22:1 (2022) p. 78
  • 19 April 2021

  • Revisiting extraction and subextraction patterns from arguments
    Luis Miguel Toquero-Pérez | LV 22:1 (2022) pp. 123–207
  • 22 March 2021

  • (No) variation in the grammar of alternatives
    Anna Howell , Vera Hohaus , Polina Berezovskaya , Konstantin Sachs , Julia Braun , Şehriban Durmaz Sigrid Beck | LV 22:1 (2022) pp. 1–77
  • 9 March 2021

  • Pattern replication and extraction from spatial PPs in Molise Slavic
    Stefano Quaglia | LV 21:2 (2021) pp. 370–412
  • 18 February 2021

  • Into adpositions : New formal perspectives on the structure of the PP and its variation
    Víctor Acedo-Matellán , Theresa Biberauer , Jaume Mateu Anna Pineda | LV 21:1 (2021) pp. 1–10
  • Submission

    Manuscripts should preferably be submitted through the journal’s online submission and manuscript tracking site. Please consult the Short Guide to EM for Authors before you submit your paper.

    Linguistic Variation wants novel research contributions to be quickly accessible. We we ensure that our review procedure is fast. Reviewing takes only one round; on the basis of the reviewers’ recommendation the editor will decide either for acceptance (with revisions) or rejection. Within 2-3 months after submission a decision is thus made. When the article is accepted the editor will ensure that any open issues are adequately addressed before final publication.

    Generally, book reviews are commissioned by the editors. Please do not send unsolicited book review submissions. If you would like to review a book for Linguistic Variation (or would like to inquire about having your own book reviewed), please send your idea to the Book Reviews editor for consideration.

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    General Editor: Hedde Zeijlstra, hzeijls at uni-goettingen.de

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    Subjects

    Main BIC Subject

    CFK: Grammar, syntax

    Main BISAC Subject

    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General