Arabic Linguistics

ORCID logoEnam Al-Wer | University of Essex, UK | enama at
Lina Choueiri | American University of Beirut, Lebanon | lc01 at
Review Editor
ORCID logoUri Horesh | University of St Andrews | uh4 at
Associate Editors
ORCID logoEllen Broselow | Stony Brook University, USA
ORCID logoMaris Camilleri | University of Essex, UK
ORCID logoYoussef A. Haddad | University of Florida, USA
ORCID logoSam Hellmuth | University of York, UK
ORCID logoBruno Herin | Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), France
Clive Holes | Emeritus, University of Oxford, UK
ORCID logoJonathan Owens | Emeritus, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Arabic Linguistics is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles on all aspects of the scientific study of Arabic in all its varieties. The focus may be on one or more varieties, the perspective may be synchronic or diachronic, and the methodology may be quantitative or qualitative. Contributions are invited which address current issues in linguistics, with Arabic as the object of investigation. No specific theoretical approaches are given any preference, but submissions need to have clear implications for linguistic theory and cannot be only descriptive in nature. Striving to be a platform for the dissemination of high-quality research on Arabic linguistics, the journal will also publish reviews of important new books in related areas as well as occasional squibs and dissertation abstracts.

The official language of the journal is English.

Arabic Linguistics publishes its articles online first.

ISSN: 2950-1806 | E-ISSN: 2950-1792
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IssuesOnline-first articles
Editorial Board
Najla Al-Ghamdi | Taif University, Saudi Arabia
Ahmad Al-Jallad | Ohio State University, USA
Khairia Al-Qahtani | King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
Ahmad Al-Qassas | Georgetown University, USA
Imran Al-Rashdan | University of Jordan, Jordan
Sara Al-Sheyadi | Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Kholoud A. Al-Thubaiti | Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia
Ramzi Baalbaki | American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Simone Bettega | University of Torino, Italy
ORCID logoAdam Benkato | University of California, Berkeley, USA
ORCID logoSami Boudelaa | United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Marie Aimee Germanos | Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), France
ORCID logoAtiqa Hachimi | University of Toronto, Canada
ORCID logoStefano Manfredi | CNRS, France
Hamid Ouali | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
ORCID logoStephan Procházka | University of Vienna, Austria
Siham Rouabah | University of Ibn Haldun, Turkey
Lotfi Sayahi | University at Albany / State University of New York, USA
Usama Soltan | Middlebury College, Vermont, USA
ORCID logoLameen Souag | CNRS, France
Subscription Info

General information about our electronic journals.

Subscription rates

All prices for print + online include postage/handling.

Online-only Print + online
Volume 2 (2025): 2 issues; ca. 250 pp. EUR 196.00 EUR 242.00
Volume 1 (2024): 2 issues; ca. 250 pp. EUR 190.00 EUR 220.00

Individuals may apply for a special online-only subscription rate of EUR 65.00 per volume.
Private subscriptions are for personal use only, and must be pre-paid and ordered directly from the publisher.


Information for authors

Arabic Linguistics invites submissions in line with the journal's aim & scope.

Manuscripts should be submitted via this  online submission portal . Before submitting, please consult the relevant stylesheet , the Short Guide to EM for Authors , and the information on ethics and rights below.

Length of manuscripts:
articles: max. 10,000 words (incl. notes and references)
book reviews: max. 3,000 words (incl. notes and references)

If you are not able to submit online, or for any other editorial correspondence, please contact the editors via e-mail:
Enam Al-Wer, enama at
Lina Choueiri, lc01 at

Book reviews. Publishers of books that they would like to be considered for a possible book review in the journal can contact the review editor Uri Horesh, uh4 at .


John Benjamins journals are committed to maintaining the highest standards of publication ethics and to supporting ethical research practices.

Authors and reviewers are kindly requested to read this Ethics Statement .

Please also note the guidance on the use of (generative) AI in the statement.

Rights and Permissions

Authors must ensure that they have permission to use any third-party material in their contribution; the permission should include perpetual (not time-limited) world-wide distribution in print and electronic format.

For information on authors' rights, please consult the rights information page.

Open Access

Articles accepted for this journal can be made Open Access through payment of an Article Publication Charge (APC) of EUR 1800 (excl. tax); more information can be found on the publisher's Open Access Policy page. There is no fee if the article is not to be made Open Access and thus available only for subscribers.

Corresponding authors from institutions with which John Benjamins has a Read & Publish arrangement can publish Open Access without paying a fee; information on the institutions and which articles qualify, can be found on this page.

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Main BIC Subject

CF/2CSR: Linguistics/Arabic

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General