Call for Submissions: Lingua Sinica

Lingua Sinica is a new international journal of language sciences on languages of China and language use in China to be published by Springer, one of the world’s leading publishers. The journal will be launched in 2014 with the intention to apply for inclusion in all major citation indexes immediately. Published as open access, Lingua Sinica sets the trend in linguistics and Chinese linguistics and helps the authors to meet the growing trend of open access policy required by funding agencies (such as those in UK and HK). The open access of Lingua Sinica furthermore guarantees prompt publication of a submission as soon as the review process is completed, and aims to achieve the widest possible visibility and optimal international impact.

Aims and Scope

Lingua Sinica is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the linguistic study of Chinese and the minority languages in China, including their various social and regional dialects. It publishes highest-quality papers written in English that address significant linguistic issues based on contemporary linguistic theories, experimental approaches and/or comprehensive generalizations derived from carefully collected language data. The aims of the journal are threefold: (i) to provide a platform for exchanging ideas among leading researchers in Chinese linguistics, especially between those inside and outside China, and across different sub-fields and theories of language sciences, (ii) to provide a venue for researchers in China to publish high-quality papers in English in order to make their research results accessible internationally, and (iii) to present the contributions and maximize the visibility of Chinese linguistics by making its research available and relevant not only to linguists working on other languages in the world, but also to the general and hyphenated linguistics communities.

Submissions and Enquiries

Lingua Sinica welcomes submission of work on any linguistic aspects of Chinese and the minority languages in China regardless of the theoretical framework or experimental approach in which the research is carried out. Scholars interested in submitting papers to the journal are invited to send their manuscripts or questions to


Lingua Sinica – A journal of Chinese languages and linguistics


Dingxu Shi 石定栩 (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Yen-Hwei Lin 林燕慧 (Michigan State University)
Chu-Ren Huang 黄居仁 (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Advisory Committee

(Names are listed in alphabetical order.)
Joan Bresnan (Stanford University)
Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard University)
Qingxia Dai戴庆夏 (Minzu University of China)
C.-T. James Huang 黄正德 (Harvard University)
Shuanfan Huang 黄宣范 (National Taiwan University)
Paul Jen-kuei Li 李壬癸 (Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica)
Alain Peyraube (Centre National de la Recherche
Scientifique, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)
James H. Y. Tai 戴浩一 (National Chung Cheng University)
William Wang 王士元 (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Editorial Board (Names are listed in alphabetical order.)
Kathleen Ahrens (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Zhiming Bao 包智明 (National University of Singapore)
Henry Yungli Chang 张永利 (Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica)
Ping Chen 陈平 (The University of Queensland)
San Duanmu 端木三 (University of Michigan at Ann Arbor)
Shengli Feng 冯胜利 (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Yihong Gao 高一虹 (Peking University)
Yueguo Gu 顾曰国 (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
Thomas Lee 李行德 (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Ping Li 李平 (Pennsylvania State University)
Yafei Li 李亚非 (University of Wisconsin at Madison)
Yen-hui Audrey Li 李艳惠 (University of Southern California)
Stephen Mathews (The University of Hong Kong)
James Myers (National Chung Cheng University)
Jerome Packard (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Haihua Pan 潘海华 (City University of Hong Kong)
Marie-Claude Paris 白梅丽 (University Paris VII)
Chaofen Sun 孙朝奋 (Stanford University)
Rint Sybesma 司马翎 (Leiden University)
Sze-wing Tang 邓思颖 (The Chinese University of Hong Kong )
Jie Xu 徐杰 (University of Macau)
Nianwen Bert Xue 薛念文 (Brandeis University)


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