Taal en Tongval

Taal en Tongval

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.

Taal en Tongval

Taal & Tongval is published in 2 issues per year.





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.

fryskeakademy klein

Meertens Instituut

university foundation

Open Access information

Prof. dr. Dirk Geeraerts, KU Leuven (dirk.geeraerts@arts.kuleuven.be)
Prof. dr. Antal van den Bosch, Meertens Instituut (antal.van.den.bosch@meertens.knaw.nl)
Prof. dr. Roeland van Hout, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (R.v.Hout@let.ru.nl)
Prof. dr. Anne Breitbarth, Universiteit Gent (anne.breitbarth@ugent.be)
Dr. Jan Nijen Twilhaar, Hogeschool Utrecht (jan.nijentwilhaar@hu.nl)
Prof. dr. Wim Vandenbussche, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (wvdbussc@vub.ac.be)
Prof. dr. Gunther De Vogelaer, Universität Münster (gunther.devogelaer@uni-muenster.de)

Editorial office

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

Editorial board

Prof. dr. Peter Auer, Universität Freiburg, Duitsland
Prof. dr. Sjef Barbiers, Meertens Instituut
Prof. dr. Hans Bennis, Meertens Instituut
Prof. dr. Timothy Colleman, Universiteit Gent
Prof. dr. Norbert Corver, Universiteit Utrecht
Prof. dr. Magda Devos, Universiteit Gent
Prof. dr. Luk Draye, KU Leuven
Prof. dr. Mirjam Ernestus, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Dr. Ben Hermans, Meertens Instituut
Dr. Nana Haug Hilton, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Prof. dr. Joachim Herrgen, Deutscher Sprachatlas, Duitsland
Prof. dr. Frans Hinskens, Meertens Instituut
Prof. dr. Jürgen Jaspers, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Prof. dr. Willy Van Langendonck, KU Leuven
Prof. dr. Alexandra Lenz, Universität Wien, Oostenrijk
Prof. dr. Jozef Van Loon, Universiteit van Antwerpen
Prof. dr. Pieter van Reenen, Meertens Instituut
Prof. dr. Dieter Stellmacher, Universität Göttingen, Duitsland
Prof. dr. Jos Swanenberg, Tilburg University
Prof. dr. Johan Taeldeman, Universiteit Gent
Prof. dr. Reinhild Vanderkerckhove, Universiteit Antwerpen
Dr. Hans Vandevelde, Fryske Akademy
Prof. dr. Jacques Van Keymeulen, Universiteit Gent
Prof. dr. Arjen Versloot, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Prof. dr. Marijke van der Wal, Universiteit Leiden
Prof. dr. Fred Weerman, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Publication Ethics & Malpractice Statement

Amsterdam University Press and this journal endorse the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) guidelines and will pursue cases of suspected research and publication misconduct (e.g. falsification, unethical experimentation, plagiarism, inappropriate image manipulation, redundant publication). Our full Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement can be consulted here.

Peer Review Process

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.

Indexing services


Directory of Open Access Journals
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Back issues
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Articles in this journal have Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), which are registered with CrossRef. The DOI is a unique number that identifies a published article. The DOI provides a link to current information about that article, including where it can be found online, irrespective of any changes in the journal or publishing company website.


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


Print (2021):
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Individuals €68 per year (incl. VAT)
Students €37 per year (incl. VAT)

Single print issue: €29,95 (incl. VAT).

Postage costs (outside of the Netherlands) are not included.

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