Journal of Quantitative Linguistic

The international Journal of Quantitative Linguistics was launched by Reinhard Köhler in 1994. The Journal is a forum for the publication and discussion of research on the quantitative characteristics of language and text in an exact mathematical form. Specifically, JQL publishes on:

  • Observations and descriptions of all aspects of language and text phenomena including the areas of psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, dialectology, pragmatics, etc. as far as they use quantitative mathematical methods (probability theory, stochastic processes, differential and difference equations, fuzzy logics and set theory, function theory etc.), on all levels of linguistic analysis.
  • Publications of methods, models, or findings from quantitative linguistics to problems of natural language processing, machine translation, language teaching, documentation and information retrieval.
  • Methodological problems of linguistic measurement, model construction, sampling and test theory.
  • Epistemological issues such as explanation of language and text phenomena, contributions to theory construction, systems theory, philosophy of science.


Peer Review Policy: All articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by two anonymous referees.

Published by SWETS & ZEITLINGER in The Netherlands until 2003, since then continued by Taylor & Francis in the UK (Publisher).

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