Journal of West African Languages

Site Administration

This site is available to anyone who wishes to use it, and there is no requirement for ordinary users to register or log in.

This page is provided purely for site administrators, to enable them to upload and manage new articles as they become available.

Contents and Bibliographies

A full listing of all past articles is available in pdf format. This covers all issues from volume 1 to volume 38 number 1. Please click on the button below, marked "Contents".




An index of Volumes I–XX (1964-90), subject to availability, is priced at $5.00.

Back issues from Volume XII (1982) onwards may be ordered from the address below, subject to availability, at $5.00 per issue. Previous two volumes at $7.50 per issue.

Customers with PayPal accounts can be invoiced electronically. Checks should be made payable to ‘Summer Institute of Linguistics (J.W.A.L.)’ and sent to:

Journal of West African Languages,
7500 West Camp Wisdom Road,
Dallas, TX75236,

Payment terms
Prepayment. Trade discount 10%.

All correspondence regarding subscriptions, back issues, etc., should be addressed to the J.W.A.L. Subscriptions Manager (Eddie Coates)

Please click here for the full address.

Contact us

For editorial questions please contact the Editor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All other questions can be directed through the Business Manager, Richard Gravina.

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The Journal of West African Languages is published in volumes of two issues per year.

Subscription costs (in US dollars) are:

  One year Two year discount
Institutions $60 £100
Individuals $35 $60
African institutions and individuals permanently resident in Africa $20 $35

Postage and handling rates are included. All issues are sent by surface mail.

Subscriptions can be made online, by post, or through SIL offices in Africa. Academic libraries can subscribe through their regular journal suppliers.