About Languages


Languages (ISSN 2226-471X) is an international, open access scholarly journal whose central concern is the promotion of understanding of the the world’s languages in all its diversity.

Languages aims to present discussions and developments of multidisciplinary research and thereby generate broad and practical applications for the study of languages in the world of today. Languages welcomes contributions from scholars and researchers working within the framework of any linguistic and theoretical approach. Languages publishes articles, reviews, commentaries, and communications without restrictions on the maximum length of the submissions. The working language is English; however, research on all languages is welcome.


We welcome manuscripts in all areas of general, historical, theoretical, descriptive and applied linguistics. The journal covers the following subfields of linguistics:

  • Applied linguistics;
  • Atypical language development;
  • Bi/multilingualism;
  • Cognitive linguistics;
  • Construction grammar;
  • Contact linguistics;
  • Corpus linguistics;
  • Discourse analysis;
  • Endangered languages;
  • First Language acquisition;
  • Generative grammar;
  • Heritage Language development;
  • Historical linguistics;
  • Language processing;
  • Language typology;
  • Language use in social media;
  • Morphology;
  • Neurolinguistics;
  • Phonetics and phonology;
  • Psycholinguistics;
  • Second Language acquisition;
  • Sociolinguistics;
  • Theoretical linguistics;
  • Translanguaging;
  • Vocabulary studies.

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© 2023 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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