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The Linguistic Review

Editor In Chief: Harry van der Hulst
Your benefits
  • Versatile platform for research exchange and discussion
  • Cutting edge results of theoretical linguistic research
  • Critical evaluation of theories and approaches Outstanding authors and reviewers
  • Internationally recognized editorial board

The Linguistic Review publishes high-quality papers in phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, within a framework of Generative Grammar and related disciplines, as well as critical discussions of theoretical linguistics as a branch of cognitive psychology.

Striving to be a platform for discussion, The Linguistic Review welcomes reviews of important new monographs in these areas, dissertation abstracts, and letters to the editor. The editor also welcomes initiatives for thematic issues with guest editors.

The Linguistic Review is a peer-reviewed journal of international scope.

  • Pragmatics
  • Cognitive Science
  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Phonology
  • Morphology
  • Generative Grammar and related disciplines
  • Theoretical linguisticsCognitive psychology

Article formats
Reviews of important new monographs, dissertation abstracts, and letters to the editor

Information on Submission Process

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(* For periodicals not included in this agreement, please refer to the distribution address provided by the link "Back Issues" on the homepage of the periodical.)

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Supplementary Materials

Please send an anonymous electronic version (PDF format) of the article manuscript in one file as well as an anonymous abstract (max. 200 words) in a separate file to: the.linguistic.review@uconn.edu

Your benefits of publishing with us

Submission process
  • Set your manuscript according to the guidelines below
  • Authors are asked to check their manuscripts very carefully before submitting them in order to prevent delays and extra costs at proofing. Authors will receive PDF proofs for correction which must be returned by dates given in the publication schedule
  • Send it directly to The Linguistic Review editorial office the.linguistic.review@uconn.edu
  • Double-blind peer review procedure that usually takes 4 months. Submissions are sent to at least 2 reviewers
  • Decision on your paper
  • Once accepted for publication, authors are requested to submit the final version in the form of two hard copies sent to the Editor-in-Chief and, in addition, an attachment (non-PDF), conforming to journal style. If possible, one of the common word processing systems or LATEX should be used
  • Ahead of print publishing
  • Upon publication, authors will receive electronic offprints (in PDF format) of their contribution. Guest editors of special issues will receive complimentary print copies of the issue

Please note
  • Manuscripts of articles should be in English. Authors whose native language is not English are asked to have their article carefully checked by a native speaker
  • Please consult the De Gruyter Mouton Journal style sheet when preparing the final version of your article manuscript. Any special characters used should be labelled in one of the hard copies and clearly identified at their first occurrence. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to reject any articles that do not conform to the requirements
  • Copies of any letters granting permission to reproduce illustrations or tables from other sources, or lengthy quoted passages, must be included with the manuscript
  • Before submitting a paper please get familiar with our Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement as well as Copyright Agreement
  • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
  • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract
  • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

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

Harry van der Hulst; Department of Linguistics, University of Connecticut
Oak Hall (East SSHB)
365 Fairfield Way
Storrs, CT 06269
Email: the.linguistic.review@uconn.edu

Managing and Review Editor
Nancy A. Ritter
Email: the.linguistic.review@uconn.edu

Board of Consulting Editors
Jonathan Bobaljik (University of Connecticut, USA)
Wiebke Brockhaus (University of Manchester, UK)
Luigi Burzio (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
Lisa Cheng (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Noam Chomsky (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Guglielmo Cinque (Venice University, Italy)
João Costa (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
Marcel den Dikken (City University of New York, USA)
Elan Dresher (University of Toronto, Canada)
Joseph Emonds (Palacky University, Olomouc)
Paula Fikkert (Radboud University, Nijmegen)
John Frampton (Northeastern University, USA)
Rob Goedemans (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Carlos Gussenhoven (Radboud University, Nijmegen)
Morris Halle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
John Harris (University College London, UK)
Riny Huijbregts (Utrecht University)
Richard Kayne (New York University, USA)
Michael Kenstowicz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Katalin É. Kiss (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest)
Jan Koster (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Robert May (University of California, Irvine, USA)
James McCloskey (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
Heizo Nakajima (Gakushuin University, Japan)
Marina Nespor (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati)
Susan Olsen (Humboldt-Universität in Berlin, Germany)
Olanike Ola Orie (Tulane University, New Orleans, USA)
Yukio Otsu (Keio University, Japan)
Glyne Piggott (McGill University, Canada)
Jean-Yves Pollock (Université de Marne-la-Vallée, Paris)
John Rennison (University of Vienna, Austria)
Henk van Riemsdijk (Tilburg University/Arezzo)
Bonnie D. Schwartz (University of Hawai’i, USA)
Laurie Tuller (University of Tours, France)
Shigeo Tonoike (Meiji Gakuin University, Japan)

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