About Languages


Languages (ISSN 2226-471X) is an international, open access scholarly journal that is dedicated to promoting interdisciplinary studies of languages. The journal concerns language studies from disciplines, including, but not limited to, linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, pedagogy, ethnography, sociology, anthropology, and literary studies etc. Languages furthermore warmly welcomes contributions concerning the history and philosophy of language studies.

Languages aims to present discussions and developments of multidisciplinary researches and to introduce practical applications of such research findings. There are no preferences for any particular linguistic trend. Languages publishes articles, reviews, commentaries, etc., without restrictions on a paper’s length. The working language is English; however, research on all languages is welcome.


  • languages and cultures
  • child, second, and foreign language acquisition
  • language education
  • representation of language in mind and brain
  • language and communication
  • intergroup relations
  • history of language studies
  • philosophy of language studies
  • translation studies
  • discourse analysis
  • biolinguistics
  • neurolinguistics
  • psycholinguistics
  • sociolinguistics
  • studies in bilingualism and multilingualism
  • cognitive linguistics
  • diachronic and synchronic linguistics
  • stylistics
  • speech
  • linguistic analysis of literature
  • other related interdisciplinary studies

MDPI Publication Ethics Statement

Languages is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). MDPI takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. MDPI takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use CrossCheck (powered by iThenticate) to check submissions against previous publications.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal's News & Announcements section.

Alexander Thiesen
Klybeckstrasse 64
CH-4057 Basel

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Languages will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License. MDPI will insert following note at the end of the published text:

© 2014 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).


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Announcement and Advertisement

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