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Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft

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IMPACT FACTOR 2016: 0.250
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.281

CiteScore 2016: 0.56

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.171
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 0.727

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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

Back Issues

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Fax: (+49) 80 64 – 557
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Editorial Information


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft

Editorial Office

Stavros Skopeteas
- Federführung und Rezensionen -
Universität Bielefeld
Institut für Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft
Universitätsstraße 25
33501 Bielefeld

Sabine Arndt-Lappe
Universität Trier
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

Editorial Board

Daniel Büring (Wien)
Stefan Engelberg (Mannheim)
Paula Fikkert (Nijmegen)
Jürg Fleischer (Marburg)
Peter Gallmann (Jena)
Hubert Haider (Salzburg)
Nikolaus Himmelmann (Köln)
Baris Kabak (Würzburg)
Bern Kortmann (Freiburg)
Claudia Maienborn (Tübingen)
Jörg Meibauer (Mainz)
Guido Mensching (Göttingen)
Stefan Müller (Berlin)
Ingo Plag (Düsseldorf)
Beatrice Primus (Köln)
Angelika Redder (Hamburg)
Petra Schulz (Frankfurt)
Elisabeth Stark (Zürich)
Christiane von Stutterheim (Heidelberg)
Luka Szucsich (Berlin)
Susanne Uhmann (Wuppertal)

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