Belgian Journal of Linguistics

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ORCID logoTimothy Colleman | Universiteit Gent

The Belgian Journal of Linguistics is the annual publication of the Linguistic Society of Belgium and includes selected contributions from the international meetings organized by the LSB. Its volumes are topical and address a wide range of subjects in different fields of linguistics and neighboring disciplines (e.g. translation, poetics, political discourse). The BJL transcends its local basis, not only through the international orientation of its active advisory board, but also by inviting international scholars, both to act as guest editors and to contribute original papers. Articles go through an external and discriminating review process with due attention to ensuring the maintenance of the journal's high-quality content.

After vol. 36 (2023) the Belgian Journal of Linguistics will merge with Linguistics in the Netherlands into the new journal Nota Bene: Journal for Linguistics in Belgium and The Netherlands (vol. 1, 2024).

ISSN: 0774-5141 | E-ISSN: 1569-9676
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Edited by Esther Baiwir, Janine Berns and Marie Steffens
Expected July 2024. v, 145 pp.
Edited by Alysson Lepeut and Inez Beukeleers
2022. v, 248 pp.
Edited by Emma Vanden Wyngaerd, Renata Enghels, Mena B. Lafkioui and Marie Steffens
2021. v, 213 pp.
Edited by Timothy Colleman, Frank Brisard, Astrid De Wit, Renata Enghels, Nikos Koutsoukos, Tanja Mortelmans and María Sol Sansiñena
2020. vii, 382 pp.
Edited by Bert Cornillie and Bridget Drinka
2019. v, 250 pp.
Edited by Lena Karssenberg, Karen Lahousse, Béatrice Lamiroy, Stefania Marzo and Ana Drobnjakovic
2018. v, 169 pp.
Edited by Ludovic De Cuypere, Clara Vanderschueren and Gert de Sutter
2017. vi, 325 pp.
Edited by Katrien Beuls and Remi van Trijp
2016. v, 286 pp.
Edited by Bert Cornillie and Juana I. Marín-Arrese
2015. v, 216 pp.
Edited by Daniela Rossi and Nicolas Ruytenbeek
2014. v, 118 pp.
Edited by Marie-Aude Lefer and Svetlana Vogeleer
2013. v, 134 pp.
Edited by Bart Defrancq, Gudrun Rawoens and Els Tobback
2012. v, 159 pp.
Edited by Gregory Bochner, Philippe De Brabanter, Mikhail Kissine and Daniela Rossi
2011. v, 208 pp.
Edited by Paul Sambre and Maria-Cornelia Wermuth
2010. v, 193 pp.
Edited by Sylvie Mellet and Dominique Longrée
2009. 214 pp.
Edited by Philippe De Brabanter and Patrick Dendale
2008. 276 pp.
Edited by Willy Vandeweghe, Sonia Vandepitte and Marc Van de Velde
2007. v, 200 pp
Edited by Bert Cornillie and Nicole Delbecque
2006. 208 pp.
Edited by Svetlana Vogeleer
2005. iv, 265 pp.
Edited by Hubert Cuyckens, Walter De Mulder and Tanja Mortelmans
2004. viii, 323 pp.
Edited by Philippe De Brabanter
2003. 232 pp.
Edited by Ton van der Wouden, Ad Foolen and Piet Van de Craen
2002. iv, 208 pp.
Edited by Christine Michaux and Marc Dominicy
2001. viii, 228 pp.
Edited by Johan van der Auwera and Patrick Dendale
2000. vi, 264 pp.
Edited by Rob Belemans and Reinhild Vandekerckhove
1999. vi, 222 pp.
Edited by Svetlana Vogeleer, Walter De Mulder and Ilse Depraetere
1998. x, 226 pp.
Edited by Jan Blommaert † and Chris Bulcaen
1997. vi, 312 pp.
Edited by Walter De Mulder and Liliane Tasmowski
1996. viii, 217 pp.
Edited by Marc Dominicy and Didier Demolin
1994. 158 pp.
Edited by Jan Nuyts and Eric Pederson
1993. 207 pp.
Edited by Johan De Caluwé, André Hantson and Willy Vandeweghe
1992. 195 pp.
Edited by Carl Vetters and Willy Vandeweghe
1991. 182 pp.
Edited by Dirk Geeraerts
1990. 167 pp.
Edited by Michel Kefer and Johan van der Auwera
1989. 192 pp.
Edited by Marc Dominicy and Juliette Dror
1988. 183 pp.
Edited by Annick De Houwer and Steven Gillis
1987. 161 pp.
Edited by Alain Bossuyt
1986. 285 pp.
Editorial Board
Philippine Geelhand de Merxem | Université libre de Bruxelles
ORCID logoThomas Hoelbeek | Vrije Universiteit Brussel
ORCID logoTanja Mortelmans | Universiteit Antwerpen
Marie Steffens | Université de Liège/Universiteit Utrecht
Advisory Board
ORCID logoJohan van der Auwera | Universiteit Antwerpen
Hava Bat-Zeev Shyldkrot | Tel Aviv University
Jacques Bres | Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III
ORCID logoFrank Brisard | Universiteit Antwerpen
Hubert Cuyckens | KU Leuven
Jean-Pierre Desclés | Université Paris-Sorbonne
ORCID logoMarc Dominicy | Université libre de Bruxelles
Anaid Donabedian | INALCO-CNRS
Ad Foolen | Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Zlatka Guentchéva | CNRS-LACITO
ORCID logoKatarzyna M. Jaszczolt | University of Cambridge
Michel Kefer | Université de Liège
ORCID logoHans Kronning | Uppsala University
ORCID logoPierre Larrivée | Aston University
ORCID logoMaarten Lemmens | Université Lille 3
Dominique Longrée | Université de Liège & Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis, Brussels
Ludo Melis | KU Leuven
ORCID logoJacques Moeschler | Université de Genève
Henning Nølke | Aarhus University
ORCID logoStéphane Robert | CNRS-LLACAN, INALCO & Fédération Typologie
ORCID logoEugeen Roegiest | Universiteit Gent
ORCID logoLouis de Saussure | Université de Neuchâtel
ORCID logoAlex Vanneste | Universiteit Antwerpen
J.M. Van der Horst | KU Leuven
ORCID logoJef Verschueren | Universiteit Antwerpen
ORCID logoCarl Vetters | Université du Littoral
Svetlana Vogeleer | Institut Marie Haps & Université libre de Bruxelles
ORCID logoDominique Willems | Universiteit Gent
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    Görlach, Manfred. 2003. English Words Abroad. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

    Spear, Norman E., and Ralph R. Miller (eds). 1981. Information Processing in Animals: Memory Mechanisms. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

    Article (in book):

    Adams, Clare A., and Anthony Dickinson. 1981. “Actions and Habits: Variation in Associative Representation during Instrumental Learning.” In Information Processing in Animals: Memory Mechanisms, ed. by Norman E. Spear, and Ralph R. Miller, 143–186. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

    Article (in journal):

    Claes, Jeroen, and Luis A. Ortiz López. 2011. “Restricciones pragmáticas y sociales en la expresión de futuridad en el español de Puerto Rico [Pragmatic and social restrictions in the expression of the future in Puerto Rican Spanish].” Spanish in Context 8: 50–72.

    Rayson, Paul, Geoffrey N. Leech, and Mary Hodges. 1997. “Social Differentiation in the Use of English Vocabulary: Some Analyses of the Conversational Component of the British National Corpus.” International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 2 (1): 120–132.

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General