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Introduction and Scope

Journal of Chinese Linguistics (JCL) is an academic journal, which comprises research content from both general linguistics and Chinese linguistics (Languages in China). It is edited by a distinguished editorial board of international expertise. There are two publications: Journal of Chinese Linguistics (JCL) and Journal of Chinese Linguistics Monograph Series (JCLMS). JCL and JCLMS articles published from 1973 to present have covered many linguistic sub-disciplines of the languages in China (JCL vision by WSYW, 1973). The authors explore a variety of general linguistic areas such as phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics. The articles published are also inter-disciplinary across with other academic disciplines such as applied linguistics, historical linguistics, computational linguistics, psycholinquistics, sociolinguistics, neaurolinguistics, evolutionary linguistics and more. Moreover, authors have investigated languages in contact, language change, language families, and Chinese writing systems, as well. The factors of history, culture, psychology, politics and social changes have also been intuitively blended in with scientific research processes in the papers. Research methods include experimental, comparative, as well as historical document review, linguistic reconstruction and many case studies. The research endeavors, conducted by scientific research methods, publish their results in JCL either mainly in English with abstracts in both languages. (See also JCL Home Page) For more than 40 years, the Journal has proved itself to be a publication to encourage scholarly communication for advancing knowledge in the field of Chinese Linguistics (Languages in China) with distinguished vision, history, results, and innovative spirit. JCL’s well-established influence as a leading international journal in its field is attested by its inclusion by
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstract
  • Modern Language Association Directory of Periodicals
  • Modern Language International Bibliography
  • Linguistic Abstract online
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies (SSCI)
  • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index(A&HCI)
  • European Reference Index for Humanities
  • Scorpus Citation Index
  • JSTOR (fulltext)
  • Project Muse (fulltext)

We welcome all scholars whose research involves issues in the theory of language and in exploration and description of Chinese languages to contribute your research discoveries to JCL for sharing your new knowledge and for further scholarly communication.


Editor (listed alphabetically by last name)

  • Shengli Feng(馮勝利)
    Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Virginia Yip(葉彩燕)
    Chinese University of Hong Kong

Honorary Editor

  • William S-Y. Wang(王士元)
    University of California at Berkeley / Academia Sinica / Chinese University of Hong Kong

Co-Editors (listed alphabetically by last name)

  • Zhongwei Shen(沈鍾偉)
    University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Shi Feng(石鋒)
    Nankai University, Tianjin

Associate Editors (listed by starting year)

  • Cheng Chin-Chuan(鄭錦全)
    Academia Sinica, Taipei
  • Ovid Tzeng(曾志朗)
    Academia Sinica, Taipei
  • Alain Peyraube(貝羅貝)
    CRLAO, Paris
  • Mei Tsu-Lin(梅祖麟)
    Cornell University
  • Huang Chu-Ren(黄居仁)
    Academia Sinica, Taipei / Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Hilary Chappell(曹茜蕾)
    CRLAO, Paris
  • Wang Feng(汪鋒)
    Peking University
  • Shen Jiaxuan(沈家煊)
    Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing
  • Lin Jingxia(林静夏)
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Former Associate Editors (listed by starting year)

  • Li Fang-Kuei 李方桂  (1973–1974)
    University of Hawaii
  • Edwin.G. Pulleyblank 蒲力本  (1973–1975)
    University of British Colombia
  • Mantaro J. Hashimoto 橋本萬太郎 (1973–1987)
    Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
  • Goran Malmqvist 馬悦然 (1973–1989)
    University of Stockholm
  • James Tai 戴浩一 (1975–2018)
    National Chung-Cheng University
  • Matthew Chen 陳淵泉  (1976–2018)
    University of California, San Diego
  • Lü Shuxiang 吕叔湘 (1979–1996)
    Inst. of Linguistics of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Rudolph C. Troike 屈樂凱  (1982-1986)
    Center for Applied Linguistics (Washington, D.C.)
  • Thomas Hun-Tak Lee 李行德 (1997-2012)
    Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Robert S. Bauer 包睿舜 (2010-2018)
    University of Hong Kong


Please see http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/journal/jcl for further information.