Journal of Historical Linguistics

ISSN 2210-2116 | E-ISSN 2210-2124 | Electronic edition
The Journal of Historical Linguistics aims to publish papers that make a significant contribution to the theory and/or methodology of historical linguistics. Papers dealing with any language or language family are welcome. Papers should have a diachronic orientation and should offer new perspectives, refine existing methodologies, or challenge received wisdom, on the basis of careful analysis of extant historical data. We are especially keen to publish work which links historical linguistics to corpus-based research, linguistic typology, language variation, language contact, or the study of language and cognition, all of which constitute a major source of methodological renewal for the discipline and shed light on aspects of language change. Contributions in areas such as diachronic corpus linguistics or diachronic typology are therefore particularly welcome.
JHL invites submissions. Please consult the submission instructions elsewhere on this page.
This journal is peer reviewed and indexed in: MLA, LB, LLBA
Sample issue: JHL 2:1


Silvia Luraghi, University of Pavia
Jóhanna Barðdal, Ghent University
Review Editor
Eugenio R. Luján, University of Madrid Complutense
Associate Editors
Claire Bowern, Yale University
Leonid Kulikov, Ghent University
Sarah G. Thomason, University of Michigan
Elly van Gelderen, Arizona State University
Consulting Editor
Joseph C. Salmons, University of Wisconsin
Advisory Board
Michela Cennamo, University of Naples Federico II
Concepción Company Company, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Gunther De Vogelaer, University of Münster
Wolfgang U. Dressler, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Thórhallur Eythórsson, University of Iceland
Jan Terje Faarlund, University of Oslo
Dag T. Haug, University of Oslo
Bernd Heine, University of Cologne
Willem Hollmann, Lancaster University
Paul J. Hopper, Carnegie Mellon University
Ritsuko Kikusawa, National Museum of Ethnology, Japan
Harold Koch, Australian National University
Rosemarie Lühr, University of Jena
Marianne Mithun, University of California, Santa Barbara
Geoffrey S. Nathan, Wayne State University
Muriel Norde, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin
John Charles Smith, University of Oxford
Elizabeth Closs Traugott, Stanford University
Ans M.C. van Kemenade, Radboud University, Nijmegen
Margaret E. Winters, Wayne State University
Editorial Assistant
Cynthia A. Johnson, The Ohio State University

Subscription Info

Current issue: 3:2, available as of February 2013
Next issue: 4:1, expected May 2014

General information about our electronic journals.

Subscription rates

All prices for print + online include postage/handling.

Volume 4 (2014): 2 issues; ca. 300 pp. Print + online EUR 175.00
Volume 3 (2013): 2 issues; 300 pp. Print + online EUR 170.00
Volume 2 (2012): 2 issues; 300 pp. Print + online EUR 165.00
Volume 1 (2011): 2 issues; 300 pp. Print + online EUR 165.00

Individuals may apply for a special subscription rate of EUR 60.00. Private subscriptions are for personal use only, and must be pre-paid and ordered directly from the publisher.

Subscriptions as of Volume 1 include electronic access.


Benjamins Subject classification

Main BIC Subject

CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics

Main BISAC Subject



Volume   Issues
Volume 4 (2014)   4:1  
Volume 3 (2013)   3:1   3:2  
Volume 2 (2012)   2:1   2:2  
Volume 1 (2011)   1:1   1:2  

Special Issues

2013. iii, 184 pp.
Guest-edited by Leonid Kulikov and Nikolaos Lavidas
2013. v, 152 pp.
2012. iii, 153 pp.
2012. iii, 151 pp.
2011. iii, 167 pp.
2011. iii, 143 pp.
Guest-edited by Leonid Kulikov and Nikolaos Lavidas
2013. v, 152 pp.


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