Working Papers of the Linguistics Circle

WPLC is a peer reviewed working papers journal published by the graduate students of the department of linguistics at the University of Victoria. In 2010 we switched to only online digital publication and our digital archives on this website go back to the first volume printed in 1981.

We publish one thematic issue each year. Every four years we publish the proceedings of the Northwest Linguistics Conference when the conference is hosted by graduate students in the Department of Linguistics of the University of Victoria.



WPLC Vol. 28 - Call for papers


WPLC 2017/2018


The Working Papers of the Linguistics Circle of the University of Victoria (WPLC),, is a working papers journal published by the graduate students of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Victoria. The volumes go back to 1981 and include published proceedings from the Northwest Linguistics Conference, as well as general and thematic volumes. 


All papers are published in online format only, as an open-access publication. The journal is distributed under Creative Commons license CC BY-NC 4.0 and is indexed with Proquest.  As a working paper, publishing at WPLC does not preclude later publication elsewhere of revised versions of these papers. 


We are currently accepting submissions for Volume 28. This is a general call for submissions from any area related to Linguistics, though papers with an interdisciplinary (bridging linguistics and another field) or transdisciplinary (bridging fields within linguistics) focus are particularly encouraged. Papers with other foci are welcome as well.

Submissions from both students and faculty are encouraged. We kindly ask that student submissions (both undergraduate and graduate) be accompanied by an email from a supervising professor, sent directly to our email account (, indicating that the material is of publishable quality. Without such a note there is no guarantee that papers will be reviewed. Please forward any questions to 


To submit, visit our website for details ( and follow the submission instructions. Papers submitted by email will not be considered. In no case should papers exceed 25 pages including references. Please follow the WPLC style guide and other author guidelines available at:


If your submission is accepted for publication, the author publication agreement must be completed. You will be emailed this document once your paper has been accepted.

We look forward to your submissions. 

Important Information: 

Deadline: February 1st, 2018 (noon PST)

Submission: Online through the WPLC Open Journal System website at 

Page Limit: 25 

Style Guide and other author information: 

Other Requirements: Student submissions must be accompanied by an email from a supervising professor indicating that the paper is of publishable quality.

Posted: 2017-10-31
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