broad focus on the study of language typology and cross-linguistic variation
timely publication of high-quality peer-reviewed articles
freely available Editor’s choice articles
Linguistic Typology provides a forum for all work of relevance to the study of language typology and cross-linguistic variation. It welcomes work taking a typological perspective on all domains of the structure of spoken and signed languages, including historical change, language processing, and sociolinguistics. Diverse descriptive and theoretical frameworks are welcomed so long as they have a clear bearing on the study of cross-linguistic variation. We welcome cross-disciplinary approaches to the study of linguistic diversity, as well as work dealing with just one or a few languages, as long as it is typologically informed and typologically and theoretically relevant, and contains new empirical evidence. Linguistic Typology is published by De Gruyter Mouton for the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT). For membership and subscription details, contact the Secretary: Dmitry Idiatov Article formats
• Research articles • Target articles with peer commentary (If you have an idea for one, contact the Editor) • Special issues (If you have an idea for a Special Issue, contact the Editor) • Debates (contact the Editor) • Language profiles, family portraits and areal surveys • Review articles (reviewing two or more books, or a whole subject area) • Book reviews • Methodological contributions (e.g., reports on and reviews of toolkits, databases, software, collection of texts and corpora, archival collections resulting from fieldwork etc.) These should include a discussion of how/why the material is of typological relevance. • Squibs (very short and often humorous pieces on a very specific topic intended to encourage debate) • Contact the Editor if you have an idea that is not represented here
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Linguistic Typology has been published by Mouton de Gruyter / De Gruyter Mouton for the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT) since 1997. Frans Plank (Konstanz / Oxford) was the Founding Editor of the journal, and, with volume 22, Maria Koptjevskaja Tamm took over in 2018.
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Associate Editors Dan Dediu (Dynamique du Langage, Université Lumière Lyon 2, France) Patience Epps (University of Texas, Austin, USA) Jeff Mielke (North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA) Marianne Mithun (University of California at Santa Barbara, USA) Brigitte Pakendorf (Dynamique du Langage, Centre national de la recherche scientifique & Université Lumière Lyon 2, France) Masha Polinsky (University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA) Mark van de Velde (LLACAN, Centre national de la recherche scientifique & Inalco, France) Jean-Christophe Verstraete (University of Leuven, Belgium) Fernando Zúñiga (Universität Bern, Switzerland)