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Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics (Plus)

​​​​​​​The department is unique in South Africa in the sense that it publishes two peer-reviewed linguistics journals: Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics (since 1978) and Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus​ (since 1980). Both journals are accredited by the National Department of Educa​tion, and were also the first journals to have been electronically published on the Stellenbosch Library Services SUNJournals Open Access hosting platform​

SPiL Plus originated as a supplement to Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics (SPiL). The SPiL Plus series has two main aims. Firstly, it serves as a vehicle for the distribution of new and relatively inaccessible information in the field of modern linguistics. Secondly, it aims to stimulate critical discussion in Southern African linguistics.

SPiL Plus is an annual/biannual open access, peer-reviewed international journal, published by the Department of General Linguistics, Stellenbosch University. The papers published in SPiL Plus are primarily intended for scholars with an interest in linguistics and related disciplines in Southern Africa. SPiL Plus provides a platform for scholars to share knowledge in the form of high quality empirical and theoretical research papers, case studies, literature reviews and book reviews.
The two journals are increasingly the preferred forum for linguistic publications in South Africa.

​Managing Editor:
​Dr K Huddlestone​

Prof E Bylund
Prof F Southwood
Dr M Oostendorp
Editorial Board:
Prof E Alant (University of Pretoria)
Dr T Biberauer (Cambridge University)
Prof Roger Lass (University of Cape Town)
Prof R Mesthrie (University of Cape Town)
Prof P Mülhäusler (University of Adelaide) 
Prof P Roberge (University of North Carolina) 
Prof PAM Seuren (Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen) 
Prof J Zeller (University of Kwa-Zulu Natal)​
The submission of contributions, comments on papers (in either English or Afrikaans) and signing up to the mailing list can be done online.
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