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Aims and scope

The Journal of East Asian Linguistics/JEAL is a forum for the description and formal analysis of East Asian (including Southeast Asian) languages.   JEAL welcomes submissions of the following nature with a primary empirical focus on data patterns found in languages in this general area.
  1. Theoretically-oriented work on any aspect of the syntax, semantics, pragmatics, phonology, and morphology of East Asian languages.
  2. Comparative work between an East Asian language and other, non-East Asian languages that contributes to the theory of universal grammar.
  3. Formal analyses of diachronic data patterns from East Asian languages.
  4. Experimental studies on East Asian languages that have direct consequences for the development of formal, generative linguistic theory. 
  5. Remark or reply-type articles which motivate alternative analyses of phenomena previously described and analyzed for these languages.
  6. Shorter squibs with original observations that raise questions of analysis and explanation with significant theoretical implications.