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Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft

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  • Open access journal published by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS)
  • Freely available articles disseminating the latest research in Linguistics
  • Comprehensive overview of all areas and emerging fields within Linguistics
  • Double-blind peer review
  • Timely online publication


The aim of the journal is to promote linguistic research by publishing high-quality contributions and thematic special issues from all fields and trends of modern linguistics. In addition to articles and reviews, the journal also features contributions to discussions on current controversies in the field as well as overview articles outlining the state-of-the art of relevant research paradigms.


  • General Linguistics
  • Language Typology
  • Language acquisition, language change and synchronic variation
  • Empirical linguistics: experimental and corpus-based research
  • Contributions to theory-building

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Research articles, reviews, forum articles

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„Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft" was founded 1981 by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (German Linguistic Society) and has been published by De Gruyter Mouton since 2004.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft

With more than 1000 members, the DGfS is one of the largest associations of linguists in the world.

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Theoretical Linguistics
Topics in English Linguistics [TiEL]
Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM]
The World of Linguistics

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Book reviews

ZS publishes reviews of recently published books. Contributors may ask the review editor for a book copy.


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft

Editorial Office

Sabine Arndt-Lappe
- Federführung und Rezensionen -
Universität Trier
English Linguistics
Fachbereich II / Anglistik
Universitätsring 15
54286 Trier

Stefanie Dipper
Sprachwissenschaftliches Institut
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Universitätsstr. 150
44801 Bochum

Gerhard Jäger
Universität Tübingen
Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft
Wilhelmstraße 19
72074 Tübingen

Dejan Matić
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Institut für Sprachwissenschaft
Aegidiistr. 5
48143 Münster

Natascha Pomino
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Fakultät für Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften - Romanistik
Gaußstraße 20
42119 Wuppertal

Editorial Board

Artemis Alexiadou (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)
James Peter Blevins (University of Cambridge, UK)
Daniel Büring (University of Vienna, Austria)
Cornelia Ebert (Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, Germany)
Martina Faller (The University of Manchester, UK)
Paula Fikkert (Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Peter Gallmann (Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany)
Hubert Haider (Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria)
Katharina Hartmann (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)
Nikolaus Himmelmann (University of Cologne, Germany)
Roland Hinterhölzl (Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Venice, Italy)
Anke Holler (Georg August University of Göttingen, Germany)
Baris Kabak (Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, Germany)
Claudia Maienborn (Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany)
Theodoros Marinis (University of Reading, UK)
Judith Meinschäfer (Free University of Berlin, Germany)
Christine Mooshammer (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)
Natascha Müller (University of Wuppertal, Germany)
Petra Schulz (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)
Elisabeth Stark (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Christiane von Stutterheim (Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, Germany)
Benedikt Szmrecsanyi (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Luka Szucsich (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)
Judith Tonhauser (The Ohio State University, USA)
Ruben Van de Vijver (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany)
Ralf Vogel (Bielefeld University, Germany)
Heike Wiese (University of Potsdam, Germany)


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