The Lingvisticae Investigationes Journal - ISSN 0378-4169


International Journal of Linguistics and Language Resources

Permanent Call for Papers

Aim and Scope

Lingvisticae Investigationes is a 40-year-old international journal founded by Maurice Gross. It publishes original articles dealing with the lexicon, grammar, phonology and semantics. It focuses on studies that are formalized to the point where they can be integrated into text analysis software, and on studies which describe resources such as grammars and electronic dictionaries constructed on a linguistic basis. Articles may deal with any language, though a large proportion are devoted to the study of French. The journal also publishes bibliographies, summaries of theses, reports, squibs and reviews. Contributions are in English and French. French-speaking authors are free to submit in French or in English.

Free online sample: volume 37:1 (2014).

The journal has an accompanying book series entitled Lingvisticae Investigationes Supplementa.


Indexes / Index

Lingvisticae Investigationes is listed in the Scopus database and in the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH PLUS) for Linguistics, published by the European Science Foundation (ESF) and the Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). It is indexed by the Modern Language Association (MLA), Linguistic Bibliography/Bibliographie linguistique, Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA), Inist/Francis, International bibliography of periodical literature (IBZ), Translation Studies Abstracts Online, Germanistik Online. It is listed as category A in the AERES list of journals in social sciences. L.I. is assessed as Q2 (among the best 50% journals in Linguistics and Language) for years 2012 and 2014 on the basis of the Scimago Journal Rank (SJR) and as Qualis B3 by CAPES, the Brazilian Federal Board for Enhancement of Staff of Superior Level.

Citation counts:

- by Scimago

- by Microsoft


Editors / Responsables de la revue

Éric Laporte, CNRS, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Jorge Baptista, Universidade do Algarve - Surrogate: Louise-Amélie Cougnon, Université catholique de Louvain
Cédrick Fairon, Université catholique de Louvain
Duško Vitas, University of Belgrade

Every second year since 2009, one of the editors is replaced by co-option.

Consulting Editors / Comité de patronage

A. Abeillé, Université Paris Diderot
J.-C. Chevalier, Université Paris 8
L. Danlos, Université Paris Diderot
T. De Mauro, Università di Roma La Sapienza
A. Dugas, Université du Québec à  Montréal
A. Elia, Università degli Studi di Salerno
G. Fauconnier, University of California San Diego
D. Gaatone, University of Tel-Aviv
G. Graffi, Università degli Studi di Verona
R. Grishman, New York University
F. Guenthner, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
F. Kiefer, Academy of Sciences, Budapest
M. Mohri, New York University
D. Perrin, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
E. Ranchhod, Universidade de Lisboa
J. R. Ross, University of North Texas


Editorial Board / Comité de lecture


Hava Bat-Zeev Shyldkrot, University of Tel-Aviv
Xavier Blanco, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona
Sergio Bolasco, Università di Roma La Sapienza
Cheng Ting-au, City University of Hong Kong
Mirella Conenna, Università degli Studi di Bari
Emilio D'Agostino, Università degli Studi di Salerno
Anne Dister, Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis (Bruxelles)
Jean Dubois, Université de Paris 10 - Nanterre   †
Catherine Fuchs, CNRS, Paris
Jacqueline Giry-Schneider, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Hong Chai-Song, Seoul National University
Jean Klein, Université Catholique de Louvain
Tsvi Kuflik, University of Haifa
Tita Kyriacopoulou, Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée

Béatrice Lamiroy, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven
Danielle Leeman, Université de Paris 10 - Nanterre
Peter Machonis, Florida International University
Claude Muller, Université de Bordeaux 3
Nam Jee-sun, HanKuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea
Mireille Piot, Université de Grenoble 3
Corinne Rossari, Université de Fribourg
Morris Salkoff, Sinequa, France
Max Silberztein, Université de Franche-Comté
Ralf Steinberger, The European Commission's Joint Research Centre
Harald Ulland, University of Bergen
Simona Vietri, Università degli Studi di Salerno
Robert Vivès, Université de Paris 8



· Every proposal should be at the format defined in the following files :

- Conventions

- in English (in PDF, in MSWord format, in OpenOffice format),

- in French (in PDF, in MSWord format, in OpenOffice format).

- Download an example paper

- in one independent Word document (in MSWord 2007 format, in OpenOffice format)

- or (i) download it as a Word document and (ii) attach our style file to it.

- Here are examples of Latex documents and Latex style files, and the corresponding generated PDF files.

· There are two types of proposals:  for non-thematic volumes and for special volumes. If you submit to a special volume, specific rules may be decided by the editors of the volume.

· Every proposal of an article for a non-thematic volume should be addressed: 

-    for electronic versions, with an attached .PDF, .DOC or .RTF document, to Eric Laporte and Jean-Pierre Heymann

-    for paper versions (printed one side only), to 

Eric Laporte, Lingvisticae Investigationes, IGM, Université de Marne-la-Vallée,

5, bd Descartes, Champs-sur-Marne, F-77454 Marne-la-Vallée.

(Rejected manuscripts will not be returned to authors, unless there is an explicit request on behalf of the author.)

· When your paper is accepted, the publisher will need a word-processor version of each article (Word, RTF, Tex or whatever) in addition to the PDF version.

· Each paper submitted to Lingvisticae Investigationes is reviewed by at least two reviewers chosen for their expertise. Acceptation or rejection is based on the reviewers' reports. 

· Special volumes see the conditions to propose a special volume.  


Book Reviews

· Books are available at IGM for authors to write reviews to be published in Lingvisticae Investigationes. Please contact Jean-Pierre Heymann.



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        Lingvisticae Investigationes is published by the John Benjamins Publishing Company

John Benjamins Publishing Company
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In some documents, Lingvisticae Investigationes is spelled Linguisticae Investigationes, with u instead of v.


A selection of articles among the most cited

Recent reviews of special issues

Review of Lingvisticae Investigationes 32(2), by Yves Preumont, in Analisi Linguistica e Letteraria 17(2):491, 2009

A selection of articles in English about Lexicon-Grammars

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