Studies in Language

Studies in Language (SL) provides a forum for the discussion of issues in contemporary linguistics, with a particular focus on empirically well-grounded research in the functionalist tradition that recognizes the diversity and variability of human languages and of communication patterns, the historical dynamics of languages, and the embedding of language in both social practices and cognition.

Studies in Language provides for three sections and types of contributions:

Regular articles: Regular articles are expected to adopt a cross-linguistic or comparative perspective and to advance our understanding of human language as such, in terms of state-of-the-art theories, methods, and analytical models or frameworks. Regular articles on one individual language are published only to the extent that they make a contribution of general interest.

News from the Field: SL welcomes short contributions that report on new discoveries in little-known or endangered languages, emphasizing description over theory and comparison. Contributions to this special section typically derive from original fieldwork and are expected to provide concise and well-substantiated analyses of linguistic phenomena that have not been noticed so far and for which the wider theoretical implications have yet to be established.

Discussions: SL publishes short position papers that outline or take issue with general visions of the field or address current developments. Contributions to this section may lead to response articles in the same or in a subsequent issue and one (very short) reply by the original contributor.

All submissions are subject to double-blind reviewing.

Studies in Language introduces a new special section that will appear at irregular intervals:
News from the field: We invite short contributions that report on new discoveries in little-known and/or endangered languages, emphasizing description over theory. Contributions will typically derive from original fieldwork and are expected to provide concise and well-substantiated analyses of linguistic phenomena that have not been noticed much in general or in the relevant family or area, but for which the wider theoretical and comparative implications cannot be established yet. Submissions will be refereed like regular articles.

Studies in Language now offers online submission.

Sample issue: SL 41:1
Board
Managing Editors
Ekkehard König | Free University Berlin/Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg
Lindsay J. Whaley | Dartmouth College
Review Editor
Martine Robbeets | Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena
Editorial Board
Werner Abraham | University of Vienna / University of Munich
Balthasar Bickel | University of Zurich
Greville G. Corbett | University of Surrey
Denis Creissels | Lumière University Lyon 2
N.J. Enfield | University of Sydney
Nicholas Evans | Australian National University
William Foley | University of Sydney
T. Givón | University of Oregon, Eugene
Jeff Good | University of Buffalo
Tom Güldemann | Humboldt University Berlin
Peter Harder | University of Copenhagen
Martin Haspelmath | Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
Bernd Heine | University of Cologne
Nikolaus P. Himmelmann | University of Cologne
Daniel Hole | University of Stuttgart
Marianne Mithun | University of California, Santa Barbara
Enrique L. Palancar | University of Surrey / CNRS
Doris L. Payne | University of Oregon
Subscription Info
Current issue: 43:3, available as of November 2019
Next issue: 43:4, expected February 2020

General information about our electronic journals.

Subscription rates

All prices for print + online include postage/handling.

Online-only Print + online
Volume 44 (2020): 4 issues; ca. 1000 pp. EUR 645.00 EUR 748.00
Volume 43 (2019): 4 issues; ca. 1000 pp. EUR 632.00 EUR 733.00

Individuals may apply for a special subscription rate of EUR 95.00 (online‑only: EUR 90.00)
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. 1‒42; 1977‒2018)
129 issues;
29,200 pp.
EUR 17,618.00 EUR 18,454.00
Volume 42 (2018) 4 issues; 1000 pp. EUR 614.00 EUR 712.00
Volume 41 (2017) 4 issues; 1000 pp. EUR 596.00 EUR 691.00
Volume 40 (2016) 4 issues; 1000 pp. EUR 596.00 EUR 671.00
Volume 39 (2015) 4 issues; 1000 pp. EUR 596.00 EUR 651.00
Volume 38 (2014) 4 issues; 1000 pp. EUR 596.00 EUR 632.00
Volume 37 (2013) 4 issues; 1000 pp. EUR 596.00 EUR 614.00
Volumes 32‒36 (2008‒2012) 4 issues; avg. 1000 pp. EUR 579.00 each EUR 596.00 each
Volume 31 (2007) 4 issues; 900 pp. EUR 562.00 EUR 579.00
Volume 30 (2006) 4 issues; 800 pp. EUR 529.00 EUR 546.00
Volume 29 (2005) 3 issues; 725 pp. EUR 452.00 EUR 513.00
Volumes 20‒28 (1996‒2004) 3 issues; avg. 725 pp. EUR 439.00 each EUR 452.00 each
Volumes 10‒19 (1986‒1995) 2 issues; avg. 520 pp. EUR 316.00 each EUR 325.00 each
Volumes 1‒9 (1977‒1985) 3 issues; avg. 450 pp. EUR 275.00 each EUR 283.00 each
Issues

Volume 43 (2019)

Volume 42 (2018)

Volume 41 (2017)

Volume 40 (2016)

Volume 39 (2015)

Volume 38 (2014)

Volume 37 (2013)

Volume 36 (2012)

Volume 35 (2011)

Volume 34 (2010)

Volume 33 (2009)

Volume 32 (2008)

Volume 31 (2007)

Volume 30 (2006)

Volume 29 (2005)

Volume 28 (2004)

Volume 27 (2003)

Volume 26 (2002)

Volume 25 (2001)

Volume 24 (2000)

Volume 23 (1999)

Volume 22 (1998)

Volume 21 (1997)

Volume 20 (1996)

Volume 19 (1995)

Volume 18 (1994)

Volume 17 (1993)

Volume 16 (1992)

Volume 15 (1991)

Volume 14 (1990)

Volume 13 (1989)

Volume 12 (1988)

Volume 11 (1987)

Volume 10 (1986)

Volume 9 (1985)

Volume 8 (1984)

Volume 7 (1983)

Volume 6 (1982)

Volume 5 (1981)

Volume 4 (1980)

Volume 3 (1979)

Volume 2 (1978)

Volume 1 (1977)

Guidelines

Studies in Language offers online submission .

Guidelines for contributors

General

Studies in Language invites contributions in all areas of linguistics, with special reference for morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, historical linguistics, and discourse. For all contributions, the priority of a typological and cross-linguistic perspective is high: articles on one language only are welcome if of interest to the generalist/universalist. Likewise, interdisciplinary studies are welcome to the extent that they have the same perspective.

Article submission

Preferably, manuscripts should be submitted online. Please consult the Short Guide to EM for Authors before you submit your paper. For specifics such as typing format, illustrations and tables, references, glosses etc. please consult the SL style sheet on this website.

Book review submission

Please consult the guidelines for book reviews, and books available for review.

Editorial policy

Contributions should be in the English language only. Articles previously published or under consideration by another journal cannot be accepted. All correspondence concerning editorial matters should be sent directly to one of the following editors:

Ekkehard König   Lindsay J. Whaley
Managing Editor   Managing Editor
Freie Universität Berlin   Program in Linguistics
Institut für Englische Philologie   Dartmouth College
Habelschwerdter Allee 45   Parkhurst 102
D-14195 BERLIN   HANOVER, NH 03766
Germany   USA
koenig at zedat.fu-berlin.de   lindsay.j.whaley at dartmouth.edu

Book reviews and proofs

Martine Robbeets
Max Planck Institute for the
Science of Human History
Kahlaische Strasse 10
DE-07745 JENA
Germany
robbeets at shh.mpg.de

Subjects

Main BIC Subject

CF: Linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General