Australian Journal of Linguistics

Aims and scope

The Australian Journal of Linguistics (AJL)  is the official journal of the Australian Linguistic Society and the premier international journal on language in Australia and the region. The focus of the journal is research on Australian Indigenous languages, Australian Englishes, community languages in Australia, language in Australian society, and languages of the Australian-Pacific region. The journal publishes papers that make a significant theoretical, methodological and/or practical contribution to the field and are accessible to a broad audience.

AJL does not publish work on the teaching of English as an additional language.  

Peer Review Policy

All research articles in AJL have undergone rigorous double-blind peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by two anonymous referees.  

Authors can publish open access in this journal. This will be at no charge if the (first) author is at one of the participating institutions covered under a "Read & Publish" agreement with the Council of Australian University Librarians(CAUL), which is available here, including a list of participating institutions. 

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article. To submit your manuscript please click here

To register your interest in reviewing for AJL, please complete the form available here, which identifies your topic and language areas of expertise for reviewing. 

Accessing the Journal

To read/download any article from Volume 1 (1981) onwards, either log in to ALS and click "Journals" on the ALS Member Online Portal or log in to AJL using your institution’s online credentials. Members accessing the journal via the ALS Member Online Portal are required to abide by the Terms & Conditions of Access, available here. Any breach of these terms and conditions may result in the withdrawal of access rights. 


Jean Mulder, University of Melbourne 

Associate Editors

Felicity Cox, Macquarie University
Evan Kidd, Australia National University
Bill Palmer, University of Newcastle
Erich Round, University of Surrey and University of Queensland
Catherine Travis, Australia National University
James Walker, La Trobe University

Editorial Board

Brett Baker, University of Melbourne
Danielle Barth, Australia National University
Rosey Billington, Australia National University
Joe Blythe, Macquarie University
Kate Burridge, Monash University
Gerry Docherty, Griffith University
Helen Fraser, University of Melbourne
Alice Gaby, Monash University
Lauren Gawne, La Trobe University
Clarence Green, University of Hong Kong, HK
Mark Harvey, University of Newcastle
Michael Haugh, University of Queensland
Rachel Hendery, Western Sydney University
Gwendolyn Hyslop, University of Sydney
Kiwako Ito, University of Newcastle
William McGregor, Aarhus University, Denmark
Rachel Nordlinger, University of Melbourne
Ingrid Pillar, Macquarie University
Celeste Rodriguez Louro, University of Western Australia
Adam Schembri, University of Birmingham, UK
Lesley Stirling, University of Melbourne
Jakelin Troy, University of Sydney

Australian Journal of Linguistics

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