Linguistic Typology provides a forum for all work of relevance to the study of linguistic typology and cross-linguistic variation. It welcomes work taking a typological perspective on all domains of the structure of spoken and signed languages, including historical change, language processing, and sociolinguistics. Diverse descriptive and theoretical frameworks are welcomed so long as they have a clear bearing on the study of cross-linguistic variation. We welcome cross-disciplinary approaches to the study of linguistic diversity, as well as work dealing with just one or a few languages, as long as it is typologically informed and typologically and theoretically relevant. Linguistic Typology is published by De Gruyter Mouton for the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT). For membership and subscription details, please see Join ALT at this site or contact the Secretary Treasurer, Dmitry Idiatov at honohiiri at

Submitting papers

Please go to the publisher’s web page for the journal at Linguistic Typology, and then click on “Submit” for more information. A document called “Information for authors” is also available on the journal’s homepage within the “Overview” section under the heading “Supplementary materials”.


Subscription to Linguistic Typology is included in ALT membership (see See Join ALT). Non-members and institutions can subscribe by applying to de Gruyter Mouton.

From 2018, all subscriptions to LT will be managed directly by our German-based distributor, HGV irrespective of where you live.

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