Journal History

The Journal of South Asian Linguistics is an open access online journal founded in 2008 and devoted to the linguistic study of South Asia. JSAL covers the areas of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and their interfaces, from all theoretical approaches, including formal, computational, historical, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, cognitive, and acquisition.

JSAL welcomes submissions on the languages of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tibet, and their diasporas, as well as submissions that take a comparative view within this region or across regions. An important goal of the journal is to showcase the vast range of variation within and across languages in the Subcontinent, with a special focus on underdocumented languages and their varieties.