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Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft

IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 0.563
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.686

CiteScore 2017: 0.38

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.241
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.716

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    • Open access journal published by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS)
    • Freely available articles disseminating the latest research in Linguistics
    • Comprehensive overview of all areas and emerging fields within Linguistics
    • Double-blind peer review
    • Timely online publication

    Aims and Scope


    The aim of the journal is to promote linguistic research by publishing high-quality contributions and thematic special issues from all fields and trends of modern linguistics. In addition to articles and reviews, the journal also features contributions to discussions on current controversies in the field as well as overview articles outlining the state-of-the art of relevant research paradigms.


    • General Linguistics
    • Language Typology
    • Language acquisition, language change and synchronic variation
    • Empirical linguistics: experimental and corpus-based research
    • Contributions to theory-building

    Article formats

    Research articles, reviews, forum articles


    German, English
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    Book reviews

    ZS publishes reviews of recently published books. Contributors may ask the review editor for a book copy. In the attachment below you find a list of recently published titles that were commissioned to the ZS by the corresponding publisher. If you are interested for a book that is not available in this list, please contact the review editor, who will send a request for a book copy to the corresponding publisher.

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    „Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft" was founded 1981 by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (German Linguistic Society) and has been published by De Gruyter Mouton since 2004.

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft

    With more than 1000 members, the DGfS is one of the largest associations of linguists in the world.

    Other publications in the field

    Lebende Sprachen
    Linguistics Vanguard
    Folia Linguistica
    Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science (HSK)
    Theoretical Linguistics
    Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL]
    Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM]
    The World of Linguistics

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    Editorial Information


    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft

    Editorial Office

    Sabine Arndt-Lappe
    - Federführung und Rezensionen -
    Universität Trier
    English Linguistics
    Fachbereich II / Anglistik
    Universitätsring 15
    54286 Trier

    Stefanie Dipper
    Sprachwissenschaftliches Institut
    Ruhr-Universität Bochum
    Universitätsstr. 150
    44801 Bochum

    Susann Fischer
    Universität Hamburg
    Institut für Romanistik
    Von-Melle-Park 6
    20146 Hamburg

    Hans-Martin Gärtner
    Hungarian Academy of Sciences
    Research Institute for Linguistics
    Benczúr u. 33
    1068 Budapest

    Gerhard Jäger
    Universität Tübingen
    Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
    Wilhelmstraße 19
    72074 Tübingen

    Editorial Board

    Artemis Alexiadou (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)
    James Peter Blevins (University of Cambridge, UK)
    Daniel Büring (University of Vienna, Austria)
    Cornelia Ebert (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, Germany)
    Martina Faller (The University of Manchester, UK)
    Paula Fikkert (Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
    Peter Gallmann (Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany)
    Hubert Haider (Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria)
    Katharina Hartmann (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)
    Nikolaus Himmelmann (University of Cologne, Germany)
    Roland Hinterhölzl (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Venice, Italy)
    Anke Holler (Georg August University of Göttingen, Germany)
    Baris Kabak (Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany)
    Claudia Maienborn (Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany)
    Theodoros Marinis (University of Reading, UK)
    Judith Meinschäfer (Free University of Berlin, Germany)
    Christine Mooshammer (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)
    Natascha Müller (University of Wuppertal, Germany)
    Petra Schulz (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)
    Elisabeth Stark (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
    Christiane von Stutterheim (Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, Germany)
    Benedikt Szmrecsanyi (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
    Luka Szucsich (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)
    Judith Tonhauser (The Ohio State University, USA)
    Ruben Van de Vijver (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany)
    Ralf Vogel (Bielefeld University, Germany)
    Heike Wiese (University of Potsdam, Germany)

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