Sign Language & Linguistics
Sign Language & Linguistics is a peer-reviewed, international journal which aims to increase our understanding of language by providing an academic forum for researchers to discuss sign languages in the larger context of natural language, crosslinguistically and crossmodally. SLL presents studies that apply existing theoretical insights to sign language in order to further our understanding of SL; it investigates and expands our knowledge of grammar based on the study of SL and it specifically addresses the effect of modality (signed vs. spoken) on the structure of grammar.
SLL publishes its articles Online First.
ISSN 1387-9316 | E-ISSN 1569-996X
All prices for print + online include postage/handling.
|Online-only||Print + online|
|Volume 24 (2021): 2 issues; ca. 300 pp.||EUR 278.00||EUR 312.00|
|Volume 23 (2020): 2 issues; ca. 300 pp.||EUR 278.00||EUR 312.00|
Individuals may apply for a special subscription rate of EUR 70.00 (online‑only: EUR 65.00)
Private subscriptions are for personal use only, and must be pre-paid and ordered directly from the publisher.
|Online-only||Print + online|
(Vols. 1‒22; 1998‒2019)
|EUR 5,159.00||EUR 5,411.00|
|Volume 22 (2019)||2 issues; 300 pp.||EUR 273.00||EUR 306.00|
|Volume 21 (2018)||2 issues; 300 pp.||EUR 265.00||EUR 297.00|
|Volume 20 (2017)||2 issues; 300 pp.||EUR 257.00||EUR 288.00|
|Volume 19 (2016)||2 issues; 300 pp.||EUR 257.00||EUR 280.00|
|Volume 18 (2015)||2 issues; 250 pp.||EUR 234.00||EUR 248.00|
|Volumes 16‒17 (2013‒2014)||2 issues; avg. 250 pp.||EUR 234.00 each||EUR 241.00 each|
|Volumes 1‒15 (1998‒2012)||2 issues; avg. 250 pp.||EUR 227.00 each||EUR 234.00 each|
Volume 23 (2020)
Volume 22 (2019)
Volume 21 (2018)
Volume 20 (2017)
Volume 19 (2016)
Volume 18 (2015)
Volume 17 (2014)
Volume 16 (2013)
Volume 15 (2012)
Volume 14 (2011)
Volume 13 (2010)
Volume 12 (2009)
Volume 11 (2008)
Volume 10 (2007)
Volume 9 (2006)
Volume 8 (2005)
Volume 7 (2004)
Volume 6 (2003)
Volume 5 (2002)
Volume 4 (2001)
Volume 3 (2000)
Volume 2 (1999)
Volume 1 (1998)
The purpose of Sign Language & Linguistics is to increase understanding of language by providing a forum for researchers to discuss sign languages in the larger context of natural language, crosslinguistically and crossmodally. SLL seeks high quality papers exploring the challenges and contributions that the study of sign languages can offer to theoretical linguistics. Submissions are encouraged which:
a) apply existing theoretical insights to sign languages to further the understanding of SL;
b) investigate, evaluate, and expand our knowledge of grammar based on the study of SL; or
c) specifically address the effect of modality (signed vs. spoken) on the structure of grammar.
Descriptive studies should offer facts embedded in, and in relation to, a theory against which they can be interpreted. Similarly, theoretical generalizations should be supported with robust evidence; the (in)adequacies of alternative analyses should be considered. The paper should reflect the author's thorough familiarity with the existing literature, its strengths and its weaknesses. To increase the accessibility of manuscripts to the larger linguistic audience, authors are encouraged to include accompanying videotaped examples.
Areas of linguistics covered include: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, phonetics/kinematics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, and typology.
Sign Language & 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: em-sllbenjamins.nl
Dissertation Abstracts and Book Reviews need not be submitted through the Editorial Manager system. Dissertation Abstracts can be sent to the editors (Roland Pfau and Pamela Perniss), Book Reviews to the Review Editor (Okan Kubus, sllrevieweditorgmail.com).
John Benjamins journals are committed to maintaining the highest standards of publication ethics and to supporting ethical research practices. Please read this Ethics Statement.
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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 more information, please consult the authors' rights page.
For information about possibilities to post a version of your article online or in an institutional repository ('green' open access), please consult the authors' rights page.
SL&L offers the possibility for accepted papers to be made available under the 'gold' open access model immediately upon publication, after payment of a fee (Article Publication Charge, APC) by or on behalf of the author. For more information, see our Open Access policy.