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Балканско езикознание / Linguistique balkanique
Balkan Linguistics

Publishing House: Институт за български език „Проф. Любомир Андрейчин“, Българска академия на науките
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics
Frequency: 2 issues
Print ISSN: 0324-1653
Status: Active

  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023
  • Issue No. 1/59
  • Issue No. 2/59
  • Issue No. 1/60
  • Issue No. 2/60
  • Issue No. 1/61
  • Issue No. 2/61
  • Issue No. 1/62
  • Issue No. 2/62
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Short Description

“Linguistique balkanique / Балканско езикознание” is an international peer-reviewed academic journal, organ of the Institute for Bulgarian Language. It was founded in 1958. “Linguistique balkanique / Балканско езикознание” is a semi-annual periodical (issue 1 – June and issue 2 – December). All manuscripts published in the journal are subject to anonymous peer reviewing.

Aims and Scope: “Linguistique balkanique / Балканско езикознание” publishes original studies concerning a broad variety of issues ranging from theoretical problems of the Balkan Sprachbund to specific aspects of the relations among the ancient and modern Balkan languages, and the relations of the Balkan languages with other Indo-European and non-Indo-European languages. It is the only periodical with an exclusive focus on Balkan linguistics. “Linguistique balkanique” publishes articles presenting empirical studies concerning different synchronic and diachronic problems of the Balkan languages. Review articles of significant works in the field of Balkan Studies and Indo-European Studies, as well as information on scientific events related to the subject matter of the Journal are also published.

History: “Linguistique balkanique” was founded as an organ of the Institute for Bulgarian Language “Prof. Lyubomir Andreychin” at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 1958 by Academician Vladimir Georgiev, who was editor-in-chief until 1987. Between 1987 and 2004 he was succeeded by Academician Ivan Duridanov. After his death the journal was taken over by Prof. Todor At. Todorov, who led it until the beginning of 2008. The present editor-in-chief of the periodical is Prof. DSc. Anna Choleva-Dimitrova (since 2008 – up to now). So far, the journal has established itself as one of the most prestigious Bulgarian linguistic editions. A number of prominent Bulgarian and foreign linguists from several continents have collaborated with it.

Abstracting and Indexing:


ANVUR (National Agency for the Evaluation Universities and Research Institutes), Italy

BRILL Linguistic Bibliography


L'Année philologique

MLA International Bibliography – Pro-Quest


Editorial board


Prof. DSc. Anna Choleva-Dimitrova (Institute for Bulgarian Language, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

Deputy Editor-in-chief
Prof. DSc. Mariyana Tzibranska-Kostova (Institute for Bulgarian Language, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)


Assoc. Prof. PhD Ana Kocheva-Lefedzhieva (Institute for Bulgarian Language, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)

Prof. PhD Vassil Anastassov (Girne American University, Kyrenia, N.Cyprus)

Editorial Board

Albena Mircheva (Sofia University, Sofia)

Boris Parashkevov (Sofia University, Sofia)

Vasil Rainov (Institute for Bulgarian Language, Sofia)

Corinna Leschber (Institute for Linguistic and Cross-Cultural Studies, Berlin)

Marie Vrinat-Nikolov (INALCO, Paris)

Oliviu Felecan (Technical University, Cluj-Napoca, North University Centre, Baia Mare)

Svetlana Yanakieva (Institute of Balkan Studies and Center of Thracology, Sofia)

Helmut Schaller (Filip University, Marburg)

Editorial Secretary

Assoc. Prof. PhD Maya Vlahova-Angelova (Institute for Bulgarian Language, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)