Linguistics

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Linguistics, the scientific study of human language and languages, is both a discipline in itself and an interdisciplinary hub with strong ties to various other fields. The discipline studies the structure, use, and history of language: structure is divided into phonetics (speech production and perception), phonology (sound systems), morphology (word structure), syntax (sentence structure), semantics (meaning in linguistic structure), pragmatics (meaning in context), and discourse (the structure of texts). Language use in the broadest sense encompasses sociolinguistics (language in society); psycholinguistics/neurolinguistics (the psychology and neurological basis of language); and language acquisition by children (first-language acquisition) and adults (second-language acquisition). The primary focus of historical linguistics is language change. The field's strongest interdisciplinary ties are to anthropology (anthropological linguistics and linguistic anthropology), psychology (the psychology of language), philosophy (the philosophy of language, linked especially to the study of semantics and pragmatics), computer science (computational linguistics), sociology (the sociology of language), evolutionary biology (the origins of human language), and acoustics (linked especially to phonetics).


Former Advisory Editors

Rusty Barrett
University of Michigan

Patrice Beddor
University of Michigan

Gene Buckley
University of Pennsylvania

Marianne Mithun
University of California, Santa Barbara

Sally Thomason
University of Michigan; Former Editor in Chief


Volume Editors

Keith Allan
Monash University
The Oxford Handbook of History of Linguistics

Matthew Baerman
University of Surrey
The Oxford Handbook of Inflection

Robert Bayley
University of California, Davis
The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics

Robert I. Binnick
University of Toronto
The Oxford Handbook of Tense and Aspect

Jennifer Bloomquist
Gettysburg College
The Oxford Handbook of African American Language

Cedric Boeckx
Catalan Institute for Advanced Studies
The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Minimalism

Richard Cameron
University of Illinois at Chicago
The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics

Guglielmo Cinque
University of Venice
The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Syntax

Abigail C. Cohn
Cornell University
The Oxford Handbook of Laboratory Phonology

Hubert Cuyckens
University of Leuven
The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics

Jacques Durand
Universite de Toulouse - Le Mirail
The Oxford Handbook of Corpus Phonology

Philip Durkin
Oxford University Press
The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography

Nelson Flores
University of Pennsylvania
The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society

Cécile Fougeron
CNRS/University of Paris 3
The Oxford Handbook of Laboratory Phonology

Ofelia García
City University of New York
The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society

Dirk Geeraerts
University of Leuven
The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics

Kathleen R. Gibson
University of Texas Houston
The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution

Lisa J. Green
University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Oxford Handbook of African American Language

Ulrike Gut
University of Münster
The Oxford Handbook of Corpus Phonology

Bernd Heine
University of Cologne
The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis
The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization
The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis (2 ed.)
Wolfram Hinzen
Durham University
The Oxford Handbook of Compositionality

Thomas Hoffmann
University of Osnabrück
The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar

Carole Hough
University of Glasgow
The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming

Marie K. Huffman
SUNY Stony Brook
The Oxford Handbook of Laboratory Phonology

Robert B. Kaplan
University of Southern California
The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics (2 ed.)

Richard S. Kayne
New York University
The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Syntax

Gjert Kristoffersen
University of Bergen
The Oxford Handbook of Corpus Phonology

Sonja L. Lanehart
University of Texas at San Antonio
The Oxford Handbook of African American Language

Jeffrey L. Lidz
University of Maryland
The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Linguistics

Rochelle Lieber
University of New Hampshire
The Oxford Handbook of Compounding
The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology

Ceil Lucas
Gallaudet University
The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics

Edouard Machery
University of Pittsburgh
The Oxford Handbook of Compositionality

Andrej L. Malchukov
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
The Oxford Handbook of Case

Kirsten Malmkjær
University of Leicester
The Oxford Handbook of Translation Studies

Ruslan Mitkov
University of Wolverhampton
The Oxford Handbook of Computational Linguistics

Shigeru Miyagawa
MIT
The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Linguistics

Heiko Narrog
Tohoku University
The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis
The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization
The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis (2 ed.)

Terttu Nevalainen
University of Helsinki
The Oxford Handbook of The History of English

Jonathan Owens
University of Bayreuth
The Oxford Handbook of Arabic Linguistics
Joe Pater
University of Massachusetts
The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Linguistics

Gillian Ramchand
University of Tromso
The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Interfaces

Charles Reiss
Concordia University
The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Interfaces

Ian Roberts
University of Cambridge
The Oxford Handbook of Universal Grammar

William Snyder
University of Connecticut
The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Linguistics

Lawrence M. Solan
Brooklyn Law School
The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law

Jae Jung Song
University of Otago
The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology

Andrew Spencer
University of Essex
The Oxford Handbook of Case

Massimiliano Spotti
Tilburg University
The Oxford Handbook of Language and Society

Pavol Štekauer
Safárik University, Kosice
The Oxford Handbook of Compounding
The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology

Chaofen Sun
Stanford University
The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics

Maggie Tallerman
Newcastle University
The Oxford Handbook of Language Evolution

Nicholas Thieberger
University of Melbourne
The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork

Peter M. Tiersma
Loyola Los Angeles
The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law

Elizabeth Closs Traugott
Stanford University
The Oxford Handbook of The History of English

Graeme Trousdale
University of Edinburgh
The Oxford Handbook of Construction Grammar

William S-Y. Wang
University of California at Berkeley & The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Linguistics

Markus Werning
Ruhr University of Bochum
The Oxford Handbook of Compositionality

Kevin Windle
Australian National University
The Oxford Handbook of Translation Studies

Digital Collections

A specially curated collection of peer-reviewed articles that discuss cutting-edge research and ensure comprehensive and timely coverage of ever-expanding disciplines.

Arabic Intonation
Dina El Zarka
Graz University

Bantu Lexical Reconstruction
Koen Bostoen
Ghent University
Yvonne Bastin
Independent scholar

Bantu Phonology
David Odden
Ohio State U

Bantu Syntax
Jenneke van der Wal
University of Cambridge

Bilingualism and Child Phonology
Conxita Lleó
University of Hamburg

Cultural Poetics (Ethnopoetics)
Anthony K. Webster
University of Texas at Austin

Historical Change in Signed Languages
Sherman Wilcox
University of New Mexico
Corrine Occhino
University of New Mexico

Native American Signed Languages
Jeffrey Davis
University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Niger-Congo
Gerrit J. Dimmendaal
University of Cologne
Anne Storch
University of Cologne

On Some Correlations between Grammar and Brain Lateralization
Bernd Heine
University of Cologne
Tania Kuteva
SOAS, University of London
Gunther Kaltenböck
University of Vienna
Haiping Long
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, PR Chinaa

Perceptual Dialectology
Jennifer Cramer
University of Kentucky

Pidgins and Creoles: Syntax
Marlyse Baptista
University of Michigan

Speech Play, Verbal Art, and Linguistic Anthropology
Joel Sherzer
University of Texas at Austin
Anthony K. Webster
University of Texas at Austin

Sign Language Acquisition
Richard P. Meier
University of Texas at Austin
Reflexives
Eric Reuland
Utrecht University and Utrecht institute of Linguistics OTS

The Bantoid Languages
Roger Blench
Kay Williamson Educational Foundation

The Phonology of Language Contact
Samuel Andersson
University of Cambridge
Oliver Sayeed
University of Cambridge
Bert Vaux
University of Cambridge

The Phonetics and Phonology of Bilingualism
Miguel Simonet
University of Arizona

Third Wave Variationism
Penelope Eckert
Stanford University

Timbre, Pitch, and Music
Neil M. McLachlan
University of Melbourne

Uralic Languages
Daniel Abondolo
University College London

 

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