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Linguistics Journals

This page contains lists of some respected, "professor-approved" journals in Linguistics fields, with links to full text when available (OU Login may be required). Note that it is sometimes the case that some years are available from one provider and other years, from another. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: You never have to pay for an article. If an article seems to only be available behind a paywall, request it from Interlibrary Loan. See the "More Information" tab.

ANOTHER IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are off campus, log in to the library's website before clicking the links below to authenticate your OU status.


Language. JSTOR, 1925-6 years ago; Project Muse, 1974-present.

Glossa. Open access, 2016-present.

Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. Springer, 1983-present.

Snippets. Website, 2000-present.

Journal of Linguistics. Cambridge, 1965-present.

Canadian Journal of Linguistics. Project Muse, 2003-present. Articles from older issues may be available in print at P 1 .C3, Bizzell, 3rd floor.

The Linguistic Review. Degruyter, 1982-present, table of contents only for most years. Request articles via ILL.

Language and Linguistics Compass. Wiley, 2007-present. If full text is not available for an article, request it via ILL.

Cuadernos de Lingüística de El Colegio de México. DOAJ, 2013-present.

Lingua. Elsevier, 1949-2015. Request articles from 2016-present via ILL.


Linguistics. De Gruyter, 1963-present.

Linguistic Typology. De Gruyter, 1997-present. Some full text available; request others via ILL. 

Studies in Language. Ingenta, 2000-present. Request older articles via ILL.


Syntax. Wiley, 1998-2018; Academic Search Complete, 1998-1 year ago. Table of Contents only for most recent issues.

Linguistic Inquiry. JSTOR, 1970-2016; Project Muse, 2000-present.

Journal of Semantics. Oxford, 1982-present. Note: Contains ads. Use the hamburger icon to browse issues.

Semantics and Pragmatics. Open Access, 2007-present.

Linguistics and Philosophy. Springer, 1977-present.

Journal of Pragmatics. Science Direct, 1977-present. 



International Journal of American Linguistics. U. of Chicago Press, 1917-present.

Journal of Germanic Linguistics. Cambridge, 1989-present.

Journal of East Asian Linguistics. Springer, 1992-present.

Journal of African Languages and Linguistics. De Gruyter, 1979-present.

Oceanic Linguistics. JSTOR, 1962-4 years ago; Project Muse, 1999-present.

Baltic Linguistics. Communication Source, 2010-present.


Journal of Historical Linguistics. Communication Source, 2011-present.

Diachronica. Ebsco, 2003-present. For content from 1984-2002, use Interlibrary Loan.

American Journal of Philology. JSTOR, 1880-6 years ago; Project Muse, 1996-present.

Transactions of the Philological Society. Wiley, 1842-present.

Psycholinguistics, Acquisition

Language Acquisition. JSTOR, 1990-7 years ago; Journal website, table of contents only. Request more recent articles via Interlibrary Loan.

Journal of Child Language. Cambridge, 1974-present.

First Language. Sage, 1980-present.

Aphasiology. Communication Source, 1998-18 months ago. Table of contents only for more recent issues; request via Interlibrary Loan.

Applied Psycholinguistics. Cambridge, 1980-present.

Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. Springer, 1971-present. 


Journal of Phonetics. Elsevier, 1973-present. Note: Full text may not be available for more recent issues. Where content is only available for a fee, use Interlibrary Loan.

Phonology. Cambridge, 1984-present.

Laboratory Phonology. De Gruyter, 2010-2015; OA, 2016-present.

Phonetica. De Gruyter, 1957-present. Request articles that require authentication through Interlibrary Loan.

Journal of the International Phonetic Association. Cambridge, 1971-present.

Journal of the Accoustical Society of America. ASA, 1930-present.




Language Documentation and Conservation. Open Access, 2007-present.

Morphology. Springer, 2006-present.

Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. Wiley, 1991-present.

American Speech. JSTOR, 1925-1999; Duke UP, 2000-present.

Anthropological Linguistics. JSTOR, 1959-2015; Project Muse, 2009-present.

International Journal of Bilingualism. Sage, 1997-present.

Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. Communication Source, 2011-present.

Language Dynamics and Change. Full text from Communication Source, 2016-3 years ago. For the most recent 3 years, open access articles only; request others articles from Interlibrary Loan. For 2011-2015, see Brill and request any unavailable articles from Interlibrary Loan.

Journal of Language Contact. Full text from Communication Source, 2019-present. For 2007-2018 see Brill and request any unavailable articles from Interlibrary Loan.

Annual Review of Linguistics. Full text from Annual Review, 2015-2019; For 2020-present, request articles via Interlibrary Loan.

Heritage Language Journal. Full text from publisher's website, 2004-2020; request articles from recent years via Interlibrary Loan.