Journal of Chinese Linguistics (JCL) is an academic journal, which comprises research content from both general linguistics and Chinese linguistics (Languages in China). It is edited by a distinguished editorial board of international expertise. There are two publications: Journal of Chinese Linguistics (JCL) and Journal of Chinese Linguistics Monograph Series (JCLMS).
JCL and JCLMS articles published from 1973 to present have covered many linguistic sub-disciplines of the languages in China. The authors explore a variety of general linguistic areas such as phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics. The articles published are also inter-disciplinary across with other academic disciplines such as applied linguistics, historical linguistics, computational linguistics, psycholinquistics, sociolinguistics, neaurolinguistics, evolutionary linguistics and more. Moreover, authors have investigated languages in contact, language change, language families, and Chinese writing systems, as well. The factors of history, culture, psychology, politics and social changes have also been intuitively blended in with scientific research processes in the papers. Research methods include experimental, comparative, as well as historical document review, linguistic reconstruction and many case studies. The research endeavors, conducted by scientific
research methods, publish their results in JCL either mainly in English with abstracts in both languages.
For more than 40 years, the Journal has proved itself to be a publication to encourage scholarly communication for advancing knowledge in the field of Chinese Linguistics (Languages in China) with distinguished vision, history, results, and innovative spirit. JCL’s well-established influence as a leading international journal in its field is attested by its inclusion by
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Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
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Modern Language Association Directory of Periodicals
Modern Language International Bibliography
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We welcome all scholars whose research involves issues in the theory of language and in exploration and description of Chinese languages to contribute your research discoveries to JCL for sharing your new knowledge and for further scholarly communication.
Mission Statement (1973)
Contents of Journal of Chinese Linguistics