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Folia Linguistica

Acta Societatis Linguisticae Europaeae

Editor In Chief: Olga C. M. Fischer and Maria Napoli
Your benefits:
  • Folia Linguistica: broad focus covering general linguistics
  • Folia Linguistica Historica: specific focus on diachronic linguistics
  • Timely publication of high-quality peer-reviewed articles

Folia Linguistica and Folia Linguistica Historica are the peer-reviewed journals of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE). Each volume consists of two issues of Folia Linguistica, one issue of Folia Linguistica Historica, and one Special Issue. Folia Linguistica is devoted to empirically based linguistic topics and covers all non-historical areas in the traditional disciplines of general linguistics. The journal welcomes work from various theoretical perspectives, but contributions should be directed towards a general linguistic audience, in other words the argument should be understandable to linguists with other theoretical backgrounds. The domain of interest of Folia Linguistica includes sociological, discoursal, computational and psychological aspects of language and linguistic theory. Other areas of central concern are grammaticalization, language typology, and variation within and across languages. Folia Linguistica Historica is exclusively devoted to empirically based diachronic linguistics of all language families (including both historical and comparative linguistics).

Folia Linguistica

  • non-historical areas in general linguistics
  • grammaticalization
  • language typology
  • language variation
  • language varieties
  • sociological, discoursal, computational and psychological aspects of language and linguistic theory
Folia Linguistica Historica
  • diachronic linguistics (including both historical and comparative linguistics)
  • linguistic reconstruction (both internal and external) and language phylogeny
  • computational approaches to linguistic variation and change

Article formats
Research articles, Review articles, Book reviews, Miscellanea (reports and discussion notes)

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Folia Linguistica was founded in 1967 as the journal of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, with Ronald Crossland as its first editor. Initially, its focus was on language structure as well as language history. From 1980 onwards, Folia Linguistica Historica was established as a separate journal devoted to diachronic linguistics.

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Supplementary Materials

The submissions for Folia Linguistica should be sent to the Editor and Editorial Assistant:

Prof. Dr Olga Fischer
University of Amsterdam
E-mail: O.C.M.Fischer@uva.nl

Sune Gregersen
E-mail: s.gregersen@uva.nl

The submissions for Folia Linguistica Historica should be sent to the Editor:

Professor Dr. Maria Napoli
Università del Piemonte Orientale
E-mail: maria.napoli_folh@uniupo.it

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  • Submission of your paper
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  • Decision on your paper (10-12 weeks for submission to first decision)
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  • Publication online and in print
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Folia Linguistica

Prof. Dr Olga Fischer
English Linguistics
University of Amsterdam
Spuistraat 134
1012 VB Amsterdam
The Netherlands
E-mail: O.C.M.Fischer@uva.nl

Editorial Assistant
Sune Gregersen
E-mail: s.gregersen@uva.nl

Review Editor
Prof. Dr. Javier Pérez-Guerra
Department of English, French and German
Universidad de Vigo
Campus Universitario
36310 Vigo
E-mail: jperez@uvigo.es

Editorial Board
Enoch Aboh (University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
John Ole Askedal (University of Oslo, Norway)
Kasper Boye (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Sonia Cristofaro (University of Pavia, Italy)
María Josep Cuenca (University of Valencia, Spain)
Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk (University of Poznań, Poland)
Teresa Fanego (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Jeffrey Heath (University of Michigan, USA)
Gunther Kaltenböck (University of Vienna, Austria)
Belén Méndez-Naya (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
Amina Mettouchi (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, France)
Heiko Narrog (Tohoku University, Japan)
Martine Robbeets (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena)
Jean-Christophe Verstraete (University of Leuven, Belgium)
Letizia Vezzosi (University of Perugia, Italy)

Folia Linguistica Historica

Professor Dr. Maria Napoli
Università del Piemonte Orientale
Department of Humanities
Via Galileo Ferraris 116
13100 Vercelli
E-mail: maria.napoli_folh@uniupo.it

Editorial Assistant
Irene De Felice (Università di Genova, Italy)
E-mail: irene.defelice@edu.unige.it

Associate Editors
Delia Bentley (University of Manchester, UK)
Eitan Grossman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

Review Editor
Lars Erik Zeige (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)
Email: lars.zeige@rz.hu-berlin.de

Editorial Team
Paola Balzaretti (Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy)
Christian Geddo (Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland)
Giulia Fontana (Università del Piemonte Orientale, Italy)

Editorial Board
Bert Cornillie (University of Leuven, Belgium)
Bridget Drinka (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA)
Patience Epps (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Piotr Gąsiorowski (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan, Poland)
Hans Henrich Hock (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Dmitry Idiatov (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France)
Guillaume Jacques (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France)
Johanna Laakso (University of Vienna, Austria)
Roger Lass (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Piera Molinelli (Università di Bergamo, Italy)
Muriel Norde (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)
Nikolaus Ritt (University of Vienna, Austria)
John Charles Smith (University of Oxford, UK)
Freek Van de Velde (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Annemarie Verkerk (Saarland University, Germany)
Ferdinand von Mengden (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)


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