About the Journal

Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics (KWPL), ISSN 1043-3805 (print), ISSN 2378-7600 (electronic) is an annual publication of the University of Kansas Department of Linguistics. KWPL is intended as an open-access forum for the presentation of the latest original research by the faculty and students of the Department of Linguistics and other related departments at the University of Kansas. Contributions by persons not associated with the University of Kansas are also welcome. Since KWPL is a working paper, publication in KWPL does not preclude later publication elsewhere of revised versions of papers.  The journal does not charge any fees to publish articles. 

Papers may be submitted throughout the year and will be published as soon as they are through the review and revision process. Authors may submit papers for consideration by following the directions on the Submissions page. KWPL welcomes submissions of papers on all topics in the field of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, and indigenous languages.

Papers should be a maximum of 25 pages, and in accordance with the KWPL Stylesheet. To improve the timeliness of the editing process, authors are asked to provide submissions in .docx format. Any further questions regarding KWPL or the submission process may be directed to kwpl@ku.edu.

Articles published in Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics are archived in Portico to ensure their long-term preservation. 

Articles are reviewed by the faculty and graduate students of the University of Kansas Department of Linguistics.

Open Access

Articles in Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.  Copyright is held by the author.  This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.