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Russian Journal of Linguistics

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Tatiana Larina, PhD (Philology), Professor

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Open Access: Open Access. Founded in 1997 г. Publication frequency: quarterly.

Peer-Review: double blind. APC: no article processing charge.

ISSN: 2687-0088 (Print) ISSN: 2686-8024 (Online)

PUBLISHER: Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)


The Russian Journal of Linguistics is a peer-reviewed international academic journal publishing research in Linguistics and related fields. It is international with regard to its editorial board, contributing authors and thematic foci of publications.

The aims of the journal:

  • to promote scholarly exchange and cooperation among Russian and international linguists and specialists in all subfield of linguistics;
  • to disseminate theoretically grounded research and advance knowledge pertaining to the field of linguistics developed both in Russia and abroad;
  • to publish results of original research on a broad range of interdisciplinary issues relating to language, culture, cognition and communication;
  • to promote the development and understanding of language use in different sociocultural contexts.

The journal covers functional and socio-cognitive aspects of different languages and publishes a wide range of interdisciplinary studies that focus on the effect of sociocultural contexts on language development and use. This special approach allows the editors to publish research from a broad range of different linguistics subfields such as language and culture, comparative linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive linguistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, intercultural communication, theory and practice of translation.

A distinctive feature of the journal is regular thematic issues devoted to the most significant linguistic problems. Invited co-editors of such issues can be both Russian and international scholars. A diverse and deep study of the ambiguous problems of linguistics by scholars from different countries and various linguistic schools contributes to the clarification of positions on contentious issues and the development of optimal research principles.

In addition to research articles, the journal welcomes book reviews, literature overviews, conference reports and research project announcements.



Professor Ponton Public Lecture


On November 15, 2019 RUDN University welcomes Professor Douglas Mark Ponton.

Douglas Mark Ponton is Professor at University of Catania (Italy), member of editorial board of Russian Journal of Linguistics.

Research Interests: Pragmatics, Semantics, Discourse Analysis.

Professor Ponton will present a public lecture at Foreign Languages Department, Faculty of Philology.

15:00 -16:00

(Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, lecture hall 541)

The formation of popular opinion: Media representation of Russia

Registration is required:

Posted: 06.11.2019

Professor Gunther Senft Public Lecture


On November 13, 2019 RUDN University welcomes Professor Gunter Senft

Gunter Senft is a senior investigator at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen (The Netherlands) and extraordinary professor of general linguistics at the University of Cologne (Germany). He has been studying the language and the culture of the Trobriand Islanders of Papua New Guinea since 1982 and conducted field research on the Trobriand Islands for 45 months during 16 long- and short-term field-trips between 1982 and 2012.

Research interests: Austronesian and Papuan languages, anthropological linguistics, pragmatics, semantics, the interface between language, culture, and cognition, the conceptualization of space and spatial reference, serial verb constructions and systems of nominal classification. Among his publications figure more than 150 articles in journals, handbooks and anthologies and 20 books.

Gunter Senft will present a public lecture at Foreign Languages Department, Faculty of Philology

15:00 -16:00

(Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, lecture hall 528)


"... to grasp the native's point of view ..." - A plea for a holistic documentation of the Trobriand Islanders' language, culture and cognition

Registration is required:

Posted: 06.11.2019

Manuscript submission


Dear colleagues!

Due to large number of requests received by the RJL editorial board regarding the terms for reviewing procedures, we repost the following information:

Manuscript submission for numbers 3-4 2019, 1-2020 was closed in february 2019. Thus, reviewing of papers, received after February will start in October-November 2019. The reviewing period is 2-5 months, depending on the workload of the Anonymous Expert Council.


Thank you for understanding!

Posted: 26.09.2019
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