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Journal of South Asian Languages and Linguistics

Editor In Chief: Leonid Kulikov
Your benefits:
  • Ground-breaking forum for publishing research on South Asian languages and linguistics
  • Clear focus on descriptive, functional and typological investigations
  • In-depth analysis of lesser-known languages from the region

The Journal of South Asian Languages and Linguistics (JSALL) provides a peer-reviewed forum for publishing original research articles and reviews in the field of South Asian languages and linguistics, with a focus on descriptive, functional and typological investigations. Descriptive studies are encouraged to the extent that they present analyses of lesser-known languages, based on original fieldwork. Other areas covered by the journal include history of South Asian languages, language change, contact phenomena and sociolinguistics. The journal also publishes occasional special issues on focused themes relating to South Asian languages and linguistics, for which it welcomes proposals.

  • South Asia
  • Asian languages
  • Linguistic typology
  • Language history
  • South Asian grammatical traditions
  • Multilingualism
  • Language planning
  • Sociolinguistics

Article formats
Original research articles, Book reviews

> Information on submission process


The Journal of South Asian Languages and Linguistics was founded in 2013 by Anju Saxena together with the publisher De Gruyter Mouton.

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Supplementary Materials

Please e-mail submissions as attached files (PDF or Word) to the Editor-in-Chief, Leonid Kulikov. Please see the Instructions for Authors before submitting your article.

Your benefits of publishing with us Submission process
  • Submission of your paper
  • Peer review process (you will be guided through every step)
  • Decision on your paper (four to five months from submission to first decision)
  • If accepted: you have the option to publish it open access
Please note

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

Hybrid Open Access

For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

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
The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
Switzerland:  https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

Leonid Kulikov
Ghent University
Department of Linguistics
Blandijnberg 2
9000 Gent

Copy Editor
Nick Nicholas, University of Melbourne

Editorial Board
Anvita Abbi (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
Rama Kant Agnihotri (University of Delhi, India)
Elena Bashir (The University of Chicago, USA)
Balthasar Bickel (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Shobhana Chelliah (University of North Texas, USA)
Bernard Comrie (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany & University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
Hans Henrich Hock (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Artemij Keidan (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
Annie Montaut (Inalco Paris, France)
John Peterson (Kiel University, Germany)
Anju Saxena (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Krzysztof Stroński (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)

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Audience: researchers and professionals in the field of South Asian languages and linguistics as well as related social sciences: anthropologists, sociologists, historians of South Asia