About Journal of Portuguese Linguistics:

Journal of Portuguese Linguistics publishes high-quality papers in the field of Portuguese linguistics, including the comparison between any varieties of Portuguese and any other language(s).Published by the Open Library of Humanities and supported by the LingOA network.

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Portuguese Linguistics is concerned with all branches of linguistics and aims at publishing high-quality papers in the field of Portuguese linguistics, including the comparison between any varieties of Portuguese and any other language(s). Contributions are welcome from linguists in all countries, and from different linguistic theories and frameworks, including theoretically oriented work, comparative work, experimental studies, and interdisciplinary contributions. Papers are selected for publication solely on the basis of scientific quality. The language of publication is English.

The journal is read by anyone interested in linguistics, especially in Portuguese linguistics in a broad sense (any variety of Portuguese, Portuguese-based Creole languages, Iberian languages, cross-language/variety comparisons): academic researchers, institutional libraries, students, and professionals in areas in which Portuguese linguistics may play a role.

With the goal of being a platform for discussion in the field, the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics welcomes papers, book reviews and dissertations abstracts in areas such as the European, Brazilian, and African varieties of Portuguese, Portuguese in Asia, Portuguese-based Creole languages, Iberian languages, and language acquisition, variation, contact and change. The broadening of the journal's scope is reflected by the composition of the board of consulting editors. Initiatives for thematic issues with guest editors are particularly welcome.

Latest News Posts
Special Collection - Early Western and Portuguese descriptors of the Indian languages from the 16th century onwards
Posted by OLH Janeway on 2021-07-15

Although the attitudes of neglect toward the earliest linguistic (field)works have decreased and the contribution to the study of language by linguists avant la lettre is acknowledged today (Zwartjes 2012), attitudes still need to change further, and this is one of the aims of this volume. At present, it includes five papers which focus on different aspects of the grammaticisation (Auroux [...]

Special Collection: Laboratory Approaches to Portuguese Phonology
Posted by OLH Janeway on 2021-07-15

Widely spoken languages are critical to the understanding of speech and language, due to their spatial and demographic variability. As the third European language in number of speakers, Portuguese has challenged phoneticians and phonologists with its wealth of varieties even before the advent of XXth century linguistics. In the past, topics such as nasalization, vowel reduction, stress, [...]

Coming Soon: Special Collection - Possession and location in African varieties of Portuguese
Posted by OLH Janeway on 2021-07-15

Collection launched: 09 Oct 2020 In the last three decades, African varieties of Portuguese (AVP) have become the object of an increasing body of research focusing on emerging patterns and features that are often argued to have arisen due to language contact in an environment of L2 acquisition. This work generally focuses on a single variety, applies highly diverse methodologies, and [...]