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Studies in African Languages and Cultures
Studies in African Languages and Cultures

Publishing House: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Christian Theology and Religion, History, Anthropology, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Language studies, Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Language and Literature Studies, Archaeology, Literary Texts, Education, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, Foreign languages learning, Semiotics / Semiology, Customs / Folklore, Media studies, Music, Photography, Architecture, History of Church(es), Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life, Library and Information Science, Historical Geography, Civil Law, Archiving, Cataloguing, Classification, Preservation, Electronic information storage and retrieval, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Studies of Literature, Communication studies, Sociology, Diplomatic history, Economic history, Ethnohistory, Oral history, Middle Ages, Modern Age, Recent History (1900 till today), Theology and Religion, Islam studies, Comparative Studies of Religion, Phonetics / Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Lexis, Semantics, Language acquisition, Pragmatics, Historical Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Cognitive linguistics, Computational linguistics, Descriptive linguistics, Other Language Literature, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure , Theory of Communication, School education, Higher Education , State/Government and Education, Rural and urban sociology, Sociology of Culture, Period(s) of Nation Building, Cold-War History, Biblical studies, Eastern Orthodoxy, Other Christian Denominations, History of Islam, Contemporary Islamic Thought, Obituary, Editorial, Scientific Life, Conference Report, Book-Review, Film / Cinema / Cinematography, Philology, Canon Law / Church Law, Social Norms / Social Control, Translation Studies, Theory of Literature, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Religion, History of Religion, Phraseology, Stylistics, Sharia Law
Frequency: 1 issues
Print ISSN: 2545-2134
Online-ISSN: 2657-4187
Status: Active

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Short Description

Studies in African Languages and Cultures (until 2018 known as Studies of the Department of African Languages and Cultures) founded in 1984, is owned by the University of Warsaw. The journal is a forum for the publication of original works in various fields of African studies. Primarily focusing on African linguistics, including ethno- and sociolinguistics, it also covers African literature, African culture and history of Africa. It promotes research based on sources in African languages. 
The journal comprises articles, monographs, and reviews, as well as bibliographies, lexicographic studies and other source materials. Some issues are devoted to specialized topics or events.
The SALC is an international, peer-reviewed, both printed and, since 2009, online journal that is published once a year in December. The journal content which is freely available on the journal website appears on the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Licence.
All issues of the Journal are archived on the current website which is stored on the servers of University of Warsaw and will be always accesable for free

Editorial board


Prof. Nina Pawlak, Department of African Languages and Cultures, University of Warsaw, Poland


Prof. Sergio Baldi, Università degli Studi di Napoli, Italy
Prof. Iwona Kraska-Szlenk, Department of African Languages and Cultures, University of Warsaw, Poland
Dr Marcin Krawczuk, Department of African Languages and Cultures, University of Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Rudolf Leger, J.W. Goethe Univeristät Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Dr Helma Pasch, Univeristät zu Köln, Germany
Dr Alena Rettová, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, United Kingdom
Dr hab. Hanna Rubinkowska-Anioł, Department of African Languages and Cultures, University of Warsaw, Poland
Dr hab. Beata Wójtowicz, Department of African Languages and Cultures, University of Warsaw, Poland

Indexing information

The Journal is indexed and abstracted by:

The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH Plus)
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Index Copernicus International (ICI)
Central and Eeastern European Online Library (CEEOL)
Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (CEJSH)
Linguistic Bibliography Online (Brill)
MLA International Bibliography
Linguistics Abstracts

Submission guidelines

Only original works, not submitted or published elsewhere, which are related to the thematic framework of the Studies in African Languages and Cultures will be accepted for publication. Contributions are expected to be in English, exceptionally also in French or in German. Authors should obtain permission to publish any material under copyright. The article must be preceded by an abstract (max. 100 words) and five keywords.

The Authors can submit their work at any time. In order to be considered for the current year issue, the Authors are invited to submit their contributions before March 31. No fees or any other charges are required for manuscript processing and/or publishing.

The Authors are recommended to send their papers online after registration of User’s account in which their affiliation, the ORCID number and e-mail address are placed separately from the text. The file should be in DOCX format. Any editorial or submission queries should be sent to

All Authors who significantly contributed to the research should be indicated. Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes, in case of detection. Information on financial support (if applicable) should be provided by Authors.

The Authors will receive an issue of the journal and PDF file of the article.


The journal style sheet

The Authors are requested to keep the rules of formatting accepted for the journal:

The total length of the article does not exceed 12 000 words, including notes and references.
The main text of the manuscript is one and a half spaced lines, 12 points size (using Times New Roman font), and numbered consecutively.
Sections in the main text should be numbered consecutively.
Footnotes (not endnotes) are used.
For citation, the author’s name followed by the date (and page number, if relevant) of the publication are put in round brackets and used in the main text, for example (Smith 1990: 25). Please do not use footnotes for citation. List of references should be provided by Authors. The complete bibliographical entry will be given at the end of the article. The style of the references should conform with the Unified Style Sheet for Linguistics Journals, e.g.:


Adegbija, E & J. Bello. 2001. “The semantics of ‘okay’ (OK) in Nigerian English”. World Englishes. 20(1). 89–98.

Dornyo, P. 2010. Nicknaming Practices among University Students: A Case study of the University of Cape Coast. Unpublished BA Thesis. University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Heine, B. 1997. Cognitive Foundation of Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Holliday, A. 1999 .“Small Cultures”. Applied Linguistics 20(2). 237-264.

Schuh, R. G. 1983. “The Evolution of Determiners in Chadic”. Studies in Chadic and Afroasiatic Linguistics, ed. by E. Wolff, H. Meyer-Bahlburg. Hamburg: Buske Verlag. 157-210.

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