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Journal of Universal Language

Call Deadline: 10-Aug-2015

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Journal of Universal Language cordially invites your submission for Volume 16, Number 2, to be published in September 2015.

The Journal of Universal Language (ISSN 1598-6381) is concerned with language typology, artificial languages, and other linguistics areas such as phonetics, phonology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics. JUL is indexed through EBSCO hosting, MLA bibliography, Linguistics Abstracts online, KCI, BRILL, and DBpia etc.


The language of publication is English, and the format is essentially Chicago Style. See for further details. There is no limit on article length, but manuscripts longer than 30 single-spaced pages are not encouraged. The manuscript will be sent out for review with the author's name(s) removed. An abstract of approximately 200 words should immediately follow the title. On a separate sheet, the author should provide the entire title, name, affiliation, full mailing address, and an e-mail address.


Kindly send the paper in MS Word format to Silo Chin, Associate Editor, at both of the following email addresses: and
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