eLanguage Archive

The Linguistic Society of America's eLanguage "co-journals" that it discontinued in 2013 are listed on this page, along with brief descriptions of their aims and purposes, notes on their current status, and links to their archived eLanguage content, which is generally included in their current continuations.


Constructions+ offers a forum for linguistic research concerned with the structure, use, function, and development of 'constructions' in language and linguistics, aiming at a balanced integration of both notional, informal approaches to constructions in general and more formal treatments, as, for example, within the framework of Construction Grammar. One of the long-term goals has been to establish contact between researchers from various perspectives. The term 'construction', as understood in this journal, is deliberately chosen to have a broad extension and not be limited to any specific definition or linguistic orientation. Constructions+ is not restricted to any particular language or language family, and aims at combining theoretical, empirical, and applied issues. The eLanguage issues of this journal, along with all issues from 2014 on, are currently hosted at http://constructions-journal.com.

Dialogue & Discourse

Dialogue & Discourse is the first international journal dedicated exclusively to work that deals with language "beyond the single sentence", in discourse (i.e., text, monologue) and dialogue. The journal adopts an interdisciplinary perspective, accepting work from linguistics, computer science, psychology, sociology, philosophy, and other associated fields with an interest in formally, technically, empirically or experimentally rigorous approaches. It is committed to ensuring the highest editorial standards and rigorous peer-review of all submissions, while granting open access to all interested readers. To view current and archival content and submit new content, visit the journal at http://www.dialogue-and-discourse.org/.

Journal of Historical Syntax

The aim of the Journal of Historical Syntax (JHS) is to present theoretically-informed papers dealing with any aspect of historical syntax, whether diachronic change or the synchronic description of historical language states. Papers that combine philological expertise with insights from linguistic theory are particularly welcome, though no particular theory or framework will be given precedence. From 2014-2017, JHS operated as the Historical Syntax section of the LSA's flagship journal Language. In 2018, JHS began publishing again as an independent journal. Its eLanguage and Language conent, as well as all subsequent content, are available at https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/hs/index.php/hs.

Journal of Mesoamerican Languages and Linguistics

The goal of the Journal of Mesoamerican Languages and Linguistics (JMLL) was to contribute to the documentation of Mesoamerican languages, many of which are endangered, as well as to their historical, theoretical, and typological analysis. JMLL is no longer publishing new content and its original content is limited to two issues containing three articles:

Vol. 1, No. 1: 1-34, 2008: K’U: The Divine Monkey, by BRIAN STROSS – PDF.

Vol. 1, No. 2: 1-9, 2008: Book Review of Hidalgo, Margarita (ed.), Mexican Indigenous Languages at the Dawn of the Twenty- First Century. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter (2006). By SØREN WICHMANN – PDF.

Vol. 2, No. 1: 1-30, 2010: Los nombres de los naguales en la escritura jeroglífica maya: Religión y lingüística a través de la onomástica, by ALEJANDRO SHESEÑA – PDF.

Linguistic Issues in Language Technology

Linguistic Issues in Language Technology (LiLT) is an open-access journal that focuses on relationships between linguistic insights that can prove valuable to language technology and can enrich linguistic research. The Editorial Board of LiLT believes that, in conjunction with machine learning and statistical techniques, deeper and more sophisticated models of language and speech are needed to make significant progress in newly emerging areas of computational language analysis. LiLT provides a forum for such work, with an eclectic view on methodology. For archived eLanguage issues and all subsequent content, please visit the journal's website at https://journals.colorado.edu/index.php/lilt/issue/archive.

Papers in Pragmatics

The IPrA Papers in Pragmatics, precursor of the IPrA quarterly Pragmatics, was edited by Bambi Schieffelin (New York University) and Alessandro Duranti (University of California, Los Angeles). Its eLanguage archives are available at https://www.jbe-platform.com/content/journals/24064246/.


Pragmatics is the peer-reviewed quarterly publication of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA), which was established in 1986 to represent the field of linguistic pragmatics in its widest interdisciplinary sense as a functional (i.e., cognitive, social, and cultural) perspective on language and communication. Volumes 1–21 were made available in open access on the eLanguage platform and are currently published, along with all subsequent content, by John Benjamins at https://benjamins.com/catalog/prag.

Studies in African Linguistics

Studies in African Linguistics (SAL) provides a public forum within the community of African language scholars for discourse on issues of direct concern to the field of African Linguistics. Thus, the journal seeks to publish African language data and analysis that might not find a place easily or suitably in more general journals. The SAL content originally made available on the eLanguage platform, along with all subsequent content, is now published by the LibraryPress@UF at https://journals.flvc.org/sal.