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Lingua sinica

Lingua Sinica is the first international Open Access journal dedicated to the study of languages and linguistics in China, including their various social and regional dialects. It publishes high quality papers based on contemporary linguistic theories and comprehensive generalizations derived from carefully collected language data with no preference as to any particular theoretic framework. Papers written in English covering significant linguistic issues in Chinese and the languages in China are welcomed.

  • The first Open Access international journal devoted to the languages and linguistics of China, aiming to achieve the widest possible visibility and optimal international impact for its published research.
  • Publishing research articles that bridge theoretical orientations, research paradigms, and linguistic traditions.
  • Providing free accessibility to linguists in China and around the world to promote effective research dissemination and exchange; offers a rapid peer-reviewed process and open access publication.

The publication costs are covered by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University—Peking University Research Centre on Chinese Linguistics, so authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.

The journal operates a single-blind peer-review system, where the reviewers are aware of the names and affiliations of the authors, but the reviewer reports provided to the authors are anonymous.

All articles published are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers. Further information about open access can be found at

As authors of articles published in Lingua Sinica you are the copyright holders of your article and have granted to any third party, in advance and in perpetuity, the right to use, reproduce or disseminate your article, according to the Sciendo copyright and license agreement (content.sciendo.com/view/journals/linguasinica/).

Giving authors in their area of expertise the opportunity to publish open access

  • High visibility thanks to unrestricted online access
  • Rigorous peer-review and high-quality author services
  • Creative Commons licensed – authors retain copyright
  • Citation tracking and inclusion in bibliographic databases
  • Easy compliance with open access mandates

Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System

The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.

Detailed description of the Similarity Check System can be found at:

Please submit your article via Editorial Manager.

Professor Chu-Ren Huang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Professor Dingxu Shi, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China
Professor Yen-Hwei Lin, Michigan State University, USA

Managing Editor
Ms. Yanlin Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Editorial Advisory Board
Prof. Joan Bresnan, Stanford University, USA
Prof. Gennaro Chierchia, Harvard University, USA
Prof. Qingxia Dai, Minzu University of China, China
Prof. James C.-T. Huang, Harvard University, USA
Prof. Shuanfan Huang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Prof. Paul Jen-kuei Li, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Prof. Alain Peyraube, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France
Prof. James H. Y. Tai, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
Prof. William Wang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong/The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Prof. Kathleen Ahrens, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Prof. Zhiming Bao, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Prof. YungLi Henry Chang, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Prof. Ping Chen, The University of Queensland, Australia
Prof. San Duanmu, University of Michigan, USA
Prof. Ik-sang Eom, Hanyang University, Korea
Prof. Shengli Feng, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Prof. Yihong Gao, Peking University, China
Prof Yueguo Gu, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China
Prof. Hun-Tak Thomas Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Prof. Ping Li, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Prof. Yafei Li, University of Wisconsin, USA
Prof. Yen-hui Audrey Li, University of South California, USA
Prof. Stephen Matthews, University of Hong Kong, China
Prof. James Myers, National Chung Cheng University, China
Prof. Jerome Packard, University of Illinois, USA
Prof Haihua Pan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Prof. Marie-Claude Paris, University of Paris VII, France
Prof. Chaofen Sun, Stanford University, USA
Prof. Rint Sybesma, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Prof. Sze-wing Tang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Prof. Jie Xu, University of Macau, China
Dr. Nianwen Bert Xue, Brandeis University, USA
Prof. Jie Zhang, University of Kansas, USA

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