Journals in Linguistics and Language

Welcome to the linguistics journals area of Elsevier. Elsevier is a leading publisher in the field of linguistics, publishing highly respected, peer-reviewed journals.

For information on our journals, including how to submit a paper, select a journal from the list below. To view articles on ScienceDirect, select the "Full Text Online" link. Abstracts and sample issues may be browsed and viewed free of charge.

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Elsevier are pleased to have sponsored a student to attend the BAAL 2019 Conference.

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CEDL Travel Grants

Supporting diversity in linguistics

Elsevier is a co-sponsor of the annual Linguistic Society of America (LSA) award for early career researchers. The aim of the grants is to increase the participation of ethnoracial minorities at the conference. Meet this year’s CEDL Travel Grant awardees.

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From American Association for Applied Linguistics: Graduate Student Council:

Please accept our sincerest gratitude for the generous donation made during the annual AAAL conference 2019 in Atlanta, GA. This donation was used to sponsor one of our graduate student events and we cannot thank you enough for your support

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IRIS: a digital repository of data collection materials used in research into second language learning and teaching

IRIS is a free digital repository for downloading, uploading and requesting data collection materials used in research into second language learning and teaching: IRIS contains a wide range of instruments including interview and observation schedules, language tests and stimuli, pictures, questionnaires, software scripts, URL links, word lists, teaching intervention activities and many more. Initially funded by the ESRC, IRIS is now a long-term Academy Research Project, funded by the British Academy.

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Open access lies at the core of Elsevier’s publishing mission – in fact, today, more than 90 percent of the journals we launch are gold OA and over 1,900 of our subscription titles offer gold OA options. That means finding the right open access home for your research is easy.

Whatever route you choose, publishing with Elsevier means your work benefits from the input of expert editors and reviewers. And if you publish gold open access, it is immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download from ScienceDirect. Our gold OA titles also feature in major indexes and databases.

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