First Language (journal)

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First Language  
First Language Journal Front Cover.jpg
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
First Lang.
Discipline Language
Language English
Edited by Kevin Durkin
Publication details
Publication history
1980 -present
Frequency Tri-annually
ISSN 0142-7237
LCCN 2004204734
OCLC no. 715601304

First Language is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes papers three times a year in the field of Language. The journal's editor is Kevin Durkin (University of Strathclyde). It has been in publication since 1980 and is currently published by SAGE Publications.


First Language focuses on original research in child language acquisition. The journal is multidisciplinary, containing research from diverse theoretical and methodological origins. First Language contains papers from a range of disciplines such as linguistics, anthropology and neuroscience.

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

First Language is abstracted and indexed in the following databases:

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