About this Journal

Word Structure is a peer-reviewed, international journal of linguistic morphology and all related disciplines. Its outlook is both synchronic and diachronic. Its interests are both empirical and theoretical. Its aim is to further the understanding of the nature of words, in every sense and in the broadest definition, in the languages of the world by applying to that concept the methodologies of disciplines such as morphology, syntax and phonology, of sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics, of formal, computational, cognitive and historical linguistics and of any other relevant sub-discipline of linguistics.

Editors and Editorial Board


Erich Round, University of Surrey and University of Queensland
Andrea Sims, Ohio State University

Advisory Board

Farrell Ackerman, University of California-San Diego
Stephen Anderson, Yale University
Jenny Audring, University of Leiden
Greville Corbett, University of Surrey
Bernard Fradin, CNRS and University Paris 7
Heinz J. Giegerich, University of Edinburgh
Heidi Harley, University of Arizona
Martin Hilpert, Université de Neuchâtel
Sharon Inkelas, University of California-Berkeley
Rochelle Lieber, University of New Hampshire
Fabio Montermini, CNRS and University of Toulouse
Mary Paster, Pomona College
Franz Rainer, WU Vienna
Angela Ralli, University of Patras
Pavol Štekauer, University of Košice
Greg Stump, Emeritus, University of Kentucky
Bogdan Szymanek, Catholic University of Lublin
Salvador Valera Hernández, University of Granada

Potential contributors are encouraged to contact the Editors with any questions they may have concerning the submission and review of manuscripts.


Erich Round: [email protected]
Andrea Sims: [email protected]


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Word Structure

Print ISSN: 1750-1245 Online ISSN: 1755-2036
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