Journal of Germanic Linguistics


How to Access JGL Online


Editorial Committee

Tracy Alan Hall, Chair

B. Richard Page, Reviews

Carlee Arnett, Subscriptions

Robert W. Murray, Consulting Editor

Rob Howell, Consulting Editor


The Journal of Germanic Linguistics (JGL), published for the Society for Germanic Linguistics and the Forum for Germanic Language Studies by Cambridge University Press, carries original articles, reviews, and notes on all aspects of the Germanic languages from the earliest phases to the present, including English (to 1500) and the extraterritorial varieties. Contributions are invited on the phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic analysis of these languages and dialects, as well as their historical development, both linguistic and textual. Especially welcome are contributions which address questions of interest to a broad range of scholars concerned with general issues in formal theory, sociolinguistics, and psycholinguistics. The JGL places no restrictions on the subject or method of contributions submitted, quality as judged by anonymous peer review being the sole criterion of acceptance. Membership in the SGL is not required for publication; contributions from non-SGL members and from all countries are invited. The language of publication is normally English, though high-quality manuscripts in German will be considered. The JGL is published quarterly, in March, July, September, and December.



Editorial Addresses


Manuscripts for submission should be sent to:


Tracy Alan Hall, Chair, JGL Editorial Committee

Department of Germanic Studies

Global and International Studies Building 3133

Indiana University

355 North Jordan Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47405-1105

Tel.: (812) 855-1640; fax (812) 855-8927



Books for review and review mss. should be sent to:


Prof. B. Richard Page

Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures

The Pennsylvania State University

311 Burrowes Building

University Park, PA 16802, USA

Tel. (814) 863-8964; fax (814) 863-8882



Applications for SGL membership, subscriptions, change-of-address notices, etc., and requests for permission to reprint from JGL should be directed to the Secretary and Treasurer of the Society:


Mary Grantham O’Brien, Secretary

Society for Germanic Linguistics

School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures

University of Calgary

2500 University Dr. N.W.

Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4




Carlee Arnett, Treasurer

Society for Germanic Linguistics

Department of German, 811 Sproul Hall

University of California, Davis

1 Shields Avenue

Davis, CA 95616




Submission Guidelines


1. Manuscripts of articles should be submitted electronically in PDF format. They are refereed by at least two competent scholars in a double-blind evaluation process. Authors should not identify themselves in the text. Identification should be provided in a separate file or on a separate sheet, giving the title, name of author(s), affiliation, preferred mailing address, telephone number(s), fax number, and e-mail address. Authors will be informed of a decision within two to four months.


2. When submitting a manuscript, authors should also send by electronic mail an abstract of about 100 words to the Chair of the Editorial Committee. This abstract should also be typed (double spaced) and included with the submitted manuscript.


3. Contributors should make every effort to prepare their manuscripts cleanly and neatly. Manuscripts should be typed double spaced throughout (including abstracts, block quotations, and references) using an 8.5 x 11-inch (or DIN A4) page setting, with no less than 1-inch margins on all four sides. All pages in the manuscript must be in a single pagination.


4. All manuscripts should carefully follow the Style Sheet of the Linguistic Society of America (as used in Language), except that the JGL uses double quotation marks to introduce quotations that are run into the text. Single quotation marks are used only for glosses and for quotations within quotations. The LSA Style Sheet is printed annually in the December issue of the LSA Bulletin and in abbreviated form on cover 3 of Language. It is also available online through the LSA website. Manuscripts not conforming to this style may have to be revised by their authors, especially with regard to references and notes.


5. For accepted manuscripts, it will be necessary to submit a final electronic version in a commonly used word-processing program.


6. Receipt of manuscripts will be promptly acknowledged.


7. Submission of an article is taken to imply that it has not been previously published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Authors of accepted articles will be asked to assign copyright, on certain conditions, to Cambridge University Press.



Book Reviews


We normally invite book reviews, but unsolicited reviews may be accepted. Long, in-depth reviews are classified as review articles. In addition very brief reviews of ca. 500 words are solicited from experts in the field. Books for review and review mss. should be sent to the book review editor, Prof. Richard Page. Electronic versions of book review mss. should be submitted in a commonly used word-processing program.





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