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Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics

Edited by: Anita Auer, Gijsbert Rutten, Israel Sanz-Sanchez and Rik Vosters
Your benefits:
  • In-depth study of language in its social and historical context
  • Interdisciplinary approach to linguistics
  • State-of-the-art contributions to the growing field of research
  • High quality peer-review

The Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics (JHSL) is a double-blind peer-reviewed forum for research into the social history of language. We welcome original contributions (both linguistic and interdisciplinary) from young and established scholars alike on aspects of language and society in the past including (but not limited to) the social embedding of language variation and change, issues of language contact and conflict, historical multilingualism, the social stratification of writing skills, the development of language norms and the impact of language ideologies. JHSL also publishes book reviews of recent work in these domains. Both the managing editorial team and the editorial board are members of the Historical Sociolinguistics Network.

  • Language in sociohistorical context
  • Variation and change
  • Language contact and conflict
  • Language shift
  • Language standardization
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Multilingualism
  • Language ideologies

Article formats
Research articles

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  • Rapid online ahead-of-print publication with short turnaround times
  • High quality manuscript processing
  • Optional open access publication
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  • Submission of your paper via our submission management tool
  • Peer review process (you will be guided through every step)
  • Decision on your paper
  • If accepted: you have the option to publish it open access
  • Publication online and in print
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Hybrid Open Access

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Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter's OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
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Switzerland: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

Anita Auer (Université de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Gijsbert Rutten (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Israel Sanz-Sánchez (West Chester University, USA)
Rik Vosters (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

Review Editor
Simon Pickl
Universität Salzburg
Erzabt-Klotz-Str. 1
5020 Salzburg

Honorary Editors
Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Wim Vandenbussche (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)

Editorial Board
Jeroen Darquennes (Université de Namur, Belgium)
Ana Deumert (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Stephan Elspaß (Universität Salzburg, Austria)
Susan Fitzmaurice (University of Sheffield, UK)
Kristine Horner (University of Sheffield, UK)
Brian D. Joseph (Ohio State University, USA)
Nils Langer (University of Bristol, UK)
Mark Richard Lauersdorf (University of Kentucky, USA)
Martyn Lyons (University of New South Wales, Australia)
France Martineau (Université d’Ottawa, Canada)
Miriam Meyerhoff (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Terttu Nevalainen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Sergio Romero (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Hiroyuki Takada (Gakushuin University, Tokyo, Japan)
José del Valle (The Graduate Center, CUNY, USA)
Marijke van der Wal (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Laura Wright (University of Cambridge, UK)



Audience: researchers in the field of historical sociolinguistics