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Linguistics and Philosophy focuses on issues related to structure and meaning in natural language, as addressed in the semantics, philosophy of language, pragmatics and related disciplines, in particular the following areas:

  • philosophical theories of meaning and truth, reference, description, entailment, presupposition, implicatures, context-dependence, and speech acts
  • linguistic theories of semantic interpretation in relation to syntactic structure and prosody, of discourse structure, lexcial semantics and semantic change
  • psycholinguistic theories of semantic interpretation and issues of the processing and acquisition of natural language, and the relation of semantic interpretation to other cognitive faculties
  • mathematical and logical properties of natural language and general aspects of computational linguistics
  • philosophical questions raised by linguistics as a science.

It publishes articles, replies, and review articles.

Peer review is conducted using Editorial Manager®, supported by a database of international experts. This database is shared with the journal, Natural Language & Linguistic Theory.

  • Examines structure and meaning in natural language, as addressed in the semantics, philosophy of language, pragmatics and related disciplines
  • The journal of record for the fields of semantics and philosophy of language
  • Included in Thomson/Reuters ISI Social Sciences Citation Index

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Co-Editors-in-Chief
  • Regine Eckardt,
  • Dilip Ninan
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

0.788 (2018)
Impact factor
1.373 (2018)
Five year impact factor
121 days
Submission to first decision
561 days
Submission to acceptance
30,044 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1573-0549
Print ISSN
0165-0157
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. Arts & Humanities Citation Index
  2. CNKI
  3. Current Contents / Social & Behavioral Sciences
  4. Current Contents/Arts and Humanities
  5. EBSCO Communication
  6. EBSCO Communication & Mass Media Complete
  7. EBSCO Discovery Service
  8. EBSCO Humanities International
  9. EBSCO Humanities Source
  10. EBSCO Linguistics Abstracts Online
  11. ERIH PLUS
  12. Gale
  13. Gale Academic OneFile
  14. Google Scholar
  15. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  16. JSTOR
  17. Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  18. MLA International Bibliography
  19. Naver
  20. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  21. PhilPapers
  22. ProQuest Central
  23. ProQuest Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  24. ProQuest Philosophy Database
  25. ProQuest Research Library
  26. ProQuest Social Science Collection
  27. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  28. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  29. SCImago
  30. SCOPUS
  31. Social Science Citation Index
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