Guidelines for contributors


Manuscripts should be submitted as doc(x)-files, together with a pdf version. Please provide a right and left margin of at least 3,5 cm and a font size of 12p (including quotations, footnotes and references). The text should not be preformatted, it should be aligned left without paragraph indentation, and should be submitted without page numbers. If you use special characters or signs please provide the font.


Articles and review articles should generally not exceed 40 pages (including tables etc.).  Since the text will be given to anonymous referees, the name of the author must  be concealed. On a separate sheet please submit name of the author with postal and e-mail address.

Footnotes and bibliographical references

Footnotes are placed under the text on each page with progressing numbers. Bibliographical references in the footnotes and in the main body of the text are given only in short (e.g. Behnstedt 1997: 30).


The complete references are listed alphabetically at the end of the article. Periodicals should not be abbreviated. Please observe the following rules for the references:

References to books: author, year of publication. title (italic). series, place of publication.

Behnstedt, Peter 1997. Sprachatlas von Syrien. (Semitica Viva. 17.) Wiesbaden.
Fischer, Wolfdietrich & Jastrow, Otto 1980. Handbuch der arabischen Dialekte. (Porta Linguarum Orientalium. N.S. 16.) Wiesbaden.

References to articles published in collective works: author, year of publication. title (not italic). In: editor(s), title (italic), place of publication: pages.

Webber, Sabra 1995. Children’s Games and Songs from Tunisia. In: E. Warnock Fernea (ed.), Children in the Muslim Middle East. Austin: 448–452.
Davy, Jim; Ioannou, Yiannis & Panayotou, Anna 1996. French and English loans in Cypriot diglossia. In: Chypre hier et aujourd’hui entre Orient et Occident. (Travaux de la Maison de l’Orient méditerranéen. 25.) Lyon: 127–136.

References to articles published in periodicals: author, year of publication. title (not italic). periodical (italic) volume: pages.

Demir, Nurettin 2002. “Wollen” im Zyperntürkischen. Mediterranean Language Review 14: 9–20.
Arvaniti, Amalia & Joseph, Brian 2000. Variation in voiced stop prenasalisation in Greek. Glossologia 11–12: 131–166.

Review articles

The reviewed book has to be quoted as follows: title (italic). author. series place of publication: published, year of publication. number of pages. ISBN.

Der arabische Dialekt von Nabk (Syrien). Von Sabine Gralla. (Semitica Viva. 37.) Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 2006. XII + 191 S. ISBN 978-3-447-05449-2
Semitic Studies in honour of Edward Ullendorff. Ed. by Geoffrey Khan. (Studies in Semitic Languages and Linguistics. 47.) Leiden-Köln: Brill 2005. VI + 367 S. ISBN 90-04-14834-5

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