Taal en Tongval: Language Variation in the Low Countries

Aims & Scope

Taal & Tongval: Language Variation in the Low Countries is a peer-reviewed, academic journal devoted to the scientific study of language variation in the Netherlands and Flanders, in neighbouring areas and in languages related to Dutch. All types of variation are covered, including but not restricted to geographical, social, ethnic, stylistic and diachronic variation. Articles may deal with all aspects of human language. The journal welcomes both empirical work as studies linking language variation to developments in theoretical linguistics. Articles are subjected to a double blind peer review process.

Taal & Tongval welcomes contributions in Dutch, English, and German. In certain cases we also consider articles in other languages, including Frisian, Afrikaans, and French.

The journal was first published in 1949 and is published in open access since 2011.


ISSN (print): 0039-8691    
eISSN (online): 2215-1214    

Subscriptions 2018

Institutions €116,82 per year (incl. VAT)
Individuals €63,85 per year (incl. VAT)
Students €32,84 per year (incl. VAT)

Single paper issue: €29.95 (incl. VAT). Postage costs (outside of the Netherlands) are not included. 

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The publication of Taal & Tongval is financially supported by the Meertens Institute of the KNAW, the Belgian University Foundation, the Fryske Akademy, and Forschungszentrum deutscher Sprachatlas


Taal & Tongval publishes 2 issues each year.


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Open Access

Taal & Tongval is published in Gold Open Access under the following Creative Commons license: Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Authors are not required to pay article submission fees. A €200 article publication charge is paid on a voluntary basis, i.e. by authors who have Open Access funding at their disposal.


Prof. dr. Dirk Geeraerts, KU Leuven, Belgium (dirk.geeraerts@arts.kuleuven.be)
Dr. Ben Hermans, Meertens Institute, the Netherlands (ben.hermans@meertens.knaw.nl)
Prof. dr. Roeland van Hout, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (R.v.Hout@let.ru.nl)
Prof. dr. Jacques Van Keymeulen, University of Gent, Belgium (Jacques.VanKeymeulen@UGent.be)
Dr. Jan Nijen Twilhaar, Hogeschool Utrecht, the Netherlands (jnth@kpnplanet.nl)
Prof. dr. Wim Vandenbussche, Free University Brussels, Belgium (wvdbussc@vub.ac.be)
Prof. dr. Gunther De Vogelaer, Universität Münster, Germany (gunther.devogelaer@uni-muenster.de)

Editorial Board

Prof. dr. Peter Auer, Universität Freiburg, Germany
Prof. dr. Sjef Barbiers, Meertens Institute, the Netherlands
Prof. dr. Hans Bennis, Meertens Institute, the Netherlands
Prof. dr. Timothy Colleman, University of Gent, Belgium
Prof. dr. Norbert Corver, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Prof. dr. Magda Devos, University of Gent, Belgium
Prof. dr. Luk Draye, KU Leuven, Belgium
Prof. dr. Mirjam Ernestus, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Dr. Nana Haug Hilton, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Prof. dr. Joachrim Herrgen, Deutscher Sprachatlas, Germany
Prof. dr. Frans Hinskens, Meertens Institute, the Netherlands
Prof. dr. Jürgen Jaspers, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Prof. dr. Willy Van Langendonck, KU Leuven, Belgium
Prof. dr. Alexandra Lenz, Universität Wien, Austria
Prof. dr. Jozef Van Loon, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Prof. dr. Pieter van Reenen, Meertens Institute, Belgium
Prof. dr. Dieter Stellmacher, Universität Göttingen, Germany
Prof. dr. Jos Swanenberg, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Prof. dr. Johan Taeldeman, University of Gent, Belgium
Prof. dr. Reinhild Vandekerckhofe, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Dr. Hans Vandevelde, Fryske Akademy, the Netherlands
Prof. dr. Arjen Versloot, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Prof. dr. Marijke van der Wal, Leiden University, the Netherlands
Prof. dr. Fred Weerman, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Editorial Office

Gunther De Vogelaer
email: gunther.devogelaer@uni-muenster.de

Publication Ethics & Malpractice Statement

This journal follows the best practices in the ethics of scholarly publishing stated in the COPE's (Committee on Publication Ethics) Code of Conduct and Guidelines for all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher.

The journal uses a double blind peer review process. The submission of an article is understood to mean that the article represents a piece of original work and has a high research standard.


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For long-term preservation, all issues of this journal are archived at the Dutch National Library.