Language, the flagship journal of the Linguistic Society of America, publishes peer reviewed research articles dealing with linguistic theory, language and public policy, and the teaching of linguistics. We also publish notes of interest to the academic and professional linguistic community, and reviews of recently published linguistic books. Some of the most newsworthy research published in Language is periodically featured in LSA News Releases.

Editorial information and submission to Language

Complete editorial information about Language, as well information about how to submit a manuscript to Language, is available through Language’s online portal.

Recent Language News: Call for Applications to serve as the next Editor

Accessing Language Content:

  • LSA members can access to Language online either through their institutional libraries, or directly via Project MUSE. (Login info for LSA members.)
  • Individual access to Language (in hard copy or online) is available only as one of the benefits of membership in the LSA. To join the LSA, or for more information on membership categories, dues, and the activities of the LSA, please complete a membership application online.
  • Beginning in 2013, selected Language content is available for free on the LSA website, with all Language content available for free after a one year embargo period.
  • Institutions may purchase an annual subscription or site license to Language by completing and submitting a printable subscription form.
  • Back issues of Language (subject to availability) may be purchased in hard copy format through the LSA; for availability and pricing, please contact Rita Lewis at the LSA Secretariat. For access to electronic copies of back issues and individual articles, please visit JSTOR
  • Permission to reprint articles (1925-2012) may be obtained from the LSA's authorized vendor, the Copyright Clearance Center. The copyright for articles published beginning in 2013 is retained by the author(s); requests for reprint permissions for articles published after 2012 should be directed to the individual authors.
  • Individual members and institutional subscribers may change their address by modifying their membership profile online or by contacting Rita Lewis at the LSA Secretariat.
  • Back issues of Language (1925-2012) are also available through JSTOR along with other out-of-print publications.

The Language Whitney Desk

For a brief history of the connection between Language and the so-called “Whitney Desk”, see this link.