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LA LINGUISTIQUE, a journal founded in 1965 by André Martinet, became the official publication of the Société Internationale de Linguistique Fonctionnelle (SILF: International Society of Functional Linguistics) in 1977. It is the oldest French journal of general linguistics, after the Bulletin de la Société de Linguistique de Paris (BSL). A journal with a functionalist perspective, it is open to debate ideas and different points of view whether in the field of epistemology or in the description and explanation of linguistics.


The research is part of a general linguistics perspective, focusing on the most diverse languages and applies to all areas within the discipline: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, lexicology, enunciation, pragmatics, discourse analysis, language teaching, language acquisition and pathology, sociolinguistics, language variation and dynamics, diachrony, typology, semiology, translation, etc.

It also examines the foundations, developments and current situation of the language sciences either in theory, but in practice by discussing their potential and applications.

Publication ethics and publication malpractice statement

All PUF journals follow policies and practices that reflect the current best principles of transparency and integrity (COPE).

Core paractives are available here :

Editorial Policy

LA LINGUISTIQUE’s editorial body consists of:

– a scientific committee of nationally- and internationally-recognized researchers,

– an editorial board in charge of publishing the articles (1st selection of submitted documents, choosing experts according to the subject discussed, relations with the authors, etc., decision to publish),

– and a peer-review committee of national and international experts selected for their experience in the field of research covered by the journal.

The journal is published biannually (in June and December). In principle, the journal alternates a “miscellaneous” issue containing various unrelated articles with one of the articles relating to a chosen theme. Each issue includes articles, reviews of recent publications, and discussions. All submitted articles and discussions undergo anonymous peer-review by two experts; the editorial board makes the final selection.

Thematic issues are directed by one (or two) coordinator(s). Any researcher may submit a project directly to the editorial board which, after examination, will either approve or disapprove the project.

The “miscellaneous” issues include articles that have been freely submitted or requested.

Editorial manager: Colette Feuillard

Instructions for authors

All propositions for articles or thematic issues should be submitted by email or mail to:

Colette Feuillard

7 Cité Pottier

F-75019 Paris


Discussions and book reviews should be sent to:

Anne Szulmajster-Celnikier

103 avenue Gosnat

F-94200 Ivry-sur-Seine


For information on article format, see an issue of our journal or visit the SILF website.


Code of ethics

The Code of Ethics applicable to drafting committees and editorial boards of academic journals offered on, including La linguistique, is available on this page.

Other information

Print ISSN : 0075-966X
Online ISSN : 2101-0234
Publisher : P.U.F.

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