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Transactions of the Philological Society

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Transactions of the Philological Society
Edited byLutz Marten
Publication details
Former name(s)
Proceedings of the Philological Society
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Trans. Philol. Soc.
ISSN0079-1636 (print)
1467-968X (web)
OCLC no.795975210

Transactions of the Philological Society is a linguistics journal published three times a year by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Philological Society.[1] It has appeared since 1854, making it the oldest scholarly linguistics journal.[2] It is currently edited by Lutz Marten (SOAS University of London); Frans Plank and Nigel Vincent act as consulting editors.

Next to the journal itself, an associated series of monographs is published, which is edited by Melanie Green.[3]

Indexing and Abstracting


The Transactions are abstracted and indexed, among others, in the following indices and bibliographies:

Monograph Series Publications of the Philological Society


As of 1 November 2022, the most recent titles published in this series are:

  • Blaxter, Tamsin T. S. (2021). Diachronic Dialectology: New Methods and Case Studies in Medieval Norwegian. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1111/1467-968X.12228. ISBN 9781119858973. (PPhS vol. 53)
  • Cser, András (2020). The Phonology of Classical Latin. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1111/1467-968X.12184. ISBN 9781119700609. (PPhS vol. 52)
  • Nurmio, Silvia (2020). Grammatical number in Welsh: diachrony and typology. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1111/1467-968X.12157. ISBN 9781119615262. (PPhS vol. 51)
  • Dance, Richard (2019). Words derived from Old Norse in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: An etymological survey. London: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1111/1467-968X.12148_01. ISBN 9781119580027. (PPhS vol. 50)
  • Gibson, Hannah (2018). Building meaning in context: A dynamic approach to Bantu clause structure. London: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1111/1467-968X.12136. ISBN 9781119532255. (PPhS vol. 49)
  • Costa, James (2017). Revitalising Language in Provence: A Critical Approach. London: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1111/1467-968X.12088. ISBN 9781119243533. (PPhS vol. 48)
  • Crellin, Robert Samuel David (2016). The Syntax and Semantics of the Perfect Active in Literary Koine Greek. London: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1111/1467-968X.12080. ISBN 9781119243540. (PPhS vol. 47)
  • Leonard, Stephen Pax (2012). Language, Society and Identity in early Iceland. London: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1558/sols.v8i2.315. ISBN 9781118294963.