The Linguistics Journal is a refereed publication which aims at providing free on-line access to all those involved in the research, teaching and learning of linguistics. This is a wide-ranging field examining how languages are structured, how meanings and ideas are formed and encoded, how they are communicated and represented, and how they are decoded and interpreted. It is a discipline which is increasingly reaching across into other disciplinary areas to mutual benefit, and is, in this sense, evolving and dynamic in nature. The Linguistics Journal intends to represent this dynamism and seeks to provide a platform for publication of studies in the following fields:

  • Phonetics and Phonology, including studies in Optimality Theory
  • Semantics
  • Morphology
  • Syntax
  • Semiotics
  • Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics and Conversation Analysis
  • Language Acquisition
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics including work into gender and new Englishes
  • Computational linguistics including corpus-based studies
  • Formal and Functional linguistics
  • Pure, Theoretical and Pedagogic linguistics
  • Contrastive and Comparative linguistics


Our international journal is not exclusively geared to the publication of research into English, but welcomes enquiries into other languages. It has the goal of accepting and promoting linguistic research, which shows the diversity inherent in the discipline particularly embracing new ideas, which are free of orthodoxy and challenge existing theories.


We invite articles that are research-based and also address how linguistics is taught in various contexts. Additionally, new literature will be reviewed to keep our audience informed of advances in the field.


We invite you to contribute to The Linguistics Journal, access the site regularly and provide feedback on what you read.


Dr. John Adamson

Senior Associate Editor

24th October 2005