Natural Language & Linguistic Theory provides a forum for the discussion of theoretical research that pays close attention to natural language data, offering a channel of communication between researchers of a variety of points of view. The journal actively seeks to bridge the gap between descriptive work and work of a highly theoretical, less empirically oriented nature. In attempting to strike this balance, the journal presents work that makes complex language data accessible to those unfamiliar with the language area being studied and work that makes complex theoretical positions more accessible to those working outside the theoretical framework under review. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory features: generative studies on the syntax, semantics, phonology, morphology, and other aspects of natural language; surveys of recent theoretical developments that facilitate accessibility for a graduate student readership; reactions/replies to recent papers book reviews of important linguistics titles; special topic issues.

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  • Provides a forum for the discussion of theoretical research into linguistics that pays close attention to natural language data
  • Actively seeks to bridge the gap between descriptive work and work of a highly theoretical, less empirically oriented nature in the fields of syntax, semantics, phonology, and morphology
  • Presents work that makes complex language data as well as complex theoretical positions more accessible

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  • Julie Anne Legate
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1.625 (2019)
Impact factor
1.639 (2019)
Five year impact factor
61 days
Submission to first decision
601 days
Submission to acceptance
63,607 (2019)
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1573-0859
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