Pedagogical Linguistics

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ORCID logoAndreas Trotzke | Universität Konstanz | andreas.trotzke at
ORCID logoTom Rankin | Masaryk University, Brno | tom.rankin at

Pedagogical Linguistics publishes work on educational applications of theoretical and descriptive linguistics. The general aim of the journal is to bring the formal and the functional strands of linguistics together in order to establish a forum where they can cross-fertilize each other with the aim of discussing and developing linguistics’ potential contribution to language pedagogy. Pedagogical Linguistics publishes research originating in theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, and linguistic approaches to acquisition which outlines the didactic and educational relevance of recent research findings. The primary audience for this journal are researchers interested in state-of-the-art approaches to questions of language acquisition and linguistic theory that find applications in pedagogy, as well as a more general audience whose training is in education and pedagogy.

Pedagogical Linguistics publishes its articles Online First.

ISSN: 2665-9581 | E-ISSN: 2665-959X
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Volume 5 (2024)

Volume 4 (2023)

Volume 3 (2022)

Volume 2 (2021)

Volume 1 (2020)

Editorial Board
ORCID logoBert Cappelle | Université de Lille III
ORCID logoDaniela Elsner | Pädagogische Hochschule Vorarlberg
ORCID logoIngo Feldhausen | ATILF (CNRS & Université de Lorraine)
ORCID logoÁngel J. Gallego | Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Kook-Hee Gil | University of Sheffield
ORCID logoGaëtanelle Gilquin | Université Catholique de Louvain
ORCID logoAdriana Hanulíková | Universität Freiburg
Francis M. Hult | University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
ORCID logoTanja Kupisch | Universität Konstanz
ORCID logoTheodoros Marinis | Universität Konstanz
ORCID logoHeather Marsden | University of York
ORCID logoJane Oakhill | University of Sussex
ORCID logoLourdes Ortega | Georgetown University
ORCID logoDespina Papadopoulou | Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Claudia Maria Riehl | Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
ORCID logoJimmy H.M. van Rijt | Tilburg University
ORCID logoTanja Rinker | Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Jason Rothman | UiT the Artic University of Norway & Universidad Nebrija
ORCID logoBjörn Rothstein | Universität Bochum
ORCID logoNeal Snape | Gunma Prefectural Women's University & Chuo University
ORCID logoMarkus Steinbach | Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
ORCID logoDavid Stringer | Indiana University
ORCID logoFrancesca Volpato | Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
ORCID logoMelinda Whong | The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Subscription Info
Current issue: 5:1, available as of February 2024
Next issue: 5:2, expected May 2024, published online on 6 May 2024

General information about our electronic journals.

Subscription rates

All prices for print + online include postage/handling.

Online-only Print + online
Volume 6 (2025): 2 issues; ca. 240 pp. EUR 168.00 EUR 217.00
Volume 5 (2024): 2 issues; ca. 240 pp. EUR 163.00 EUR 197.00

Individuals may apply for a special online-only subscription rate of EUR 65.00 per volume.
Private subscriptions are for personal use only, and must be pre-paid and ordered directly from the publisher.

Available back-volumes

Online-only Print + online
Complete backset
(Vols. 1‒4; 2020‒2023)
8 issues;
960 pp.
EUR 632.00 EUR 704.00
Volume 4 (2023) 2 issues; 240 pp. EUR 158.00 EUR 179.00
Volumes 1‒3 (2020‒2022) 2 issues; avg. 240 pp. EUR 158.00 per volume EUR 175.00 per volume

Submission Guidelines

Authors wishing to submit articles for publication in Pedagogical Linguistics are requested to do so through the journal’s online submission and manuscript tracking site. All other enquiries should be directed towards the editors by e-mailing them at: andreas.trotzke at and/or thomas.rankin at

Manuscripts submitted to Pedagogical Linguistics will undergo double-blind peer review and will be evaluated based on their originality, methodological rigor, significance of findings, and quality of presentation. Manuscripts submitted for consideration to the journal should not be previously published or being considered for publication elsewhere.

All submissions to Pedagogical Linguistics should be written in English and prepared according to the following guidelines.


Full-length articles reporting on empirical or theoretical research should be 7,000-9,000 words. Word limits should be adhered to closely; tables, references, notes, and appendices should be included in the word counts.


Full-length articles and descriptions of corpora and methods should include an abstract that is 150-200 words long.


All submissions should include four to six keywords that can be used for indexing purposes.


All submissions should be presented in Times New Roman, 12-point font. Please include page numbers in the manuscript.

Sections and Section Headings

All sections should be numbered and labeled with a descriptive title. Please do not exceed three levels of headings. Section numbering should follow the pattern 1, 2 (for level one); 1.1, 1.2 (for level two); and 1.1.1, 1.1.2 (for level three).

Tables, Figures, and Other Graphics

In the initial submission, authors should place tables, figures, and other graphics within the paper in the desired location. However, authors should be prepared to submit original artwork files separately upon final accepted submission. All tables and figures should be numbered consecutively and include a caption that is informative and concise. All tables and figures should be introduced in the text.

In-text references

References in the text should follow the Name (year) format. Use et al. for three or more authors after the first mention (include all authors in the reference list). Examples:

Smith (2005)
Harding and Jones (2009)
Johnson et al. (2014)
Jones (2007, 2010)

When both the name and the year is placed in parentheses, include a comma between the name and date; replace ‘and’ with ‘&’. When page numbers are required, follow the format year + colon + page numbers (no ‘pp.’). Separate multiple references with commas. Examples:

(Smith, 2005)
(Smith, 2005: 56-58)
(Smith, 2005; Harding & Jones, 2007)
(Johnson et al., 2014: 43)


Use double quotes for shorter quotations. Quotations longer than 40 words should be displayed as an indented block quote. Any quotations within the main quote should use single quotes.

Language examples

Language examples and linguistic items within the main text should be in italics, with bolding for further emphasis:

Longer examples should be set apart from the main text with blank lines before and after, indented, and numbered. Examples should be referred to in the text by number (e.g., Example 1 shows that…). Italics, bold, and underlining can be used for further emphasis if needed. Examples:

(1)       Specifically, we were interested in investigating the quantitative difference in the use of grammatical structures associated with registers over time.

(2)       This may be explained by the presence of high fluctuations in the 1 min. data.


In order to maintain anonymity, acknowledgements, if any, should not be included in the initial submission. Authors of accepted papers may include a brief acknowledgements section in the final submission. This should be an unnumbered section immediately following the conclusion.


Use endnotes rather than footnotes. These should be numbered consecutively throughout the paper and included as an unnumbered section following the conclusion or acknowledgements section.

Reference list The full reference list should follow guidelines provided by the American Psychological Association (6th edition). A few examples follow; please consult the APA manual for full details.

Blum-Kulka, S., House, J., & Kasper, G. (1989). Cross-cultural pragmatics: Requests and apologies. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

Leech, G. (2004). Meaning and the English verb (3rd ed.). London: Routledge.

Journal Articles
Matthiessen, C. (2015). Register in the round: Registerial cartography. Functional Linguistics, 2(9), 1-48.

Nelson, G. L., Carson, J., Batal, M. A., & Bakary, W. E. (2002). Cross-cultural pragmatics: Strategy use in Egyptian Arabic and American English refusals. Applied Linguistics, 23, 163-189.

Book Chapters
Bialystok, E. (1993). Symbolic representation and attentional control in pragmatic competence. In G. Kasper & S. Blum-Kulka (Eds.), Interlanguage pragmatics (pp. 43-58). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.


One or more appendix sections may be included after the references section.

Copyright permission

It is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission to reproduce any material that has been previously published.


Guidelines and general information for authors

Pedagogical Linguistics offers online submission .

Before submitting, please consult the guidelines and the Short Guide to EM for Authors .

If you are not able to submit online, or for any other editorial correspondence, please contact the editors via e-mail: andreas.trotzke at and/or thomas.rankin at

Articles under consideration are double-blind peer-reviewed and decisions on all published content are made by the editors.


John Benjamins journals are committed to maintaining the highest standards of publication ethics and to supporting ethical research practices.

Authors and reviewers are kindly requested to read this Ethics Statement .

Please also note the guidance on the use of (generative) AI in the statement.

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

Articles accepted for this journal can be made Open Access through payment of an Article Publication Charge (APC) of EUR 1800 (excl. tax); more information can be found on the publisher's Open Access Policy page. There is no fee if the article is not to be made Open Access and thus available only for subscribers.

Corresponding authors from institutions with which John Benjamins has a Read & Publish arrangement can publish Open Access without paying a fee; information on the institutions and which articles qualify, can be found on this page.

For information about permission to post a version of your article online or in an institutional repository ('green' open access or self-archiving), please consult the rights information page.


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

CFDC: Language acquisition

Main BISAC Subject

LAN020000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Study & Teaching