About this journal
Language Documentation and Description (LDD) is an international journal that publishes double-blind, peer-reviewed research on language documentation, language description, and language support, broadly conceived.
LDD publishes general Research Articles on the theory and practice of language documentation, language description, sociocultural aspects of language use and linguistic research, language policy, language revitalization, and related topics. The journal has a focus on small, minority, and endangered languages.
Articles in LDD’s Language Contexts series offer detailed information on the contexts in which languages or varieties are spoken, providing information on topics such as speaker populations, social organization, cultural features, linguistic ecology, multilingualism, language vitality, and language use and transmission in the community, diaspora, and digital sphere.
Articles in the journal’s Language Snapshots series provide compact overviews of one or more languages or varieties, with up-to-date information on the language, its speakers, and current research activity.
Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the managing editor with queries, proposals for special issues, or proposals for review articles.
Welcome to the new home of LDD!
Since 2003, Language Documentation and Description (LDD) has been publishing articles on the theory and practice of language documentation, language description, sociolinguistics, language policy, and language revitalization, with a focus on minority and endangered languages. The journal has now moved from EL Publishing to the Aperio platform at the University of Virginia to ensure its sustainability and better serve its readership.