The Journal of Modern Languages (JML) is an international peer-reviewed, open access journal published by the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at Universiti Malaya in Malaysia. It is devoted to publishing research reports and discussions that represent an important contribution to current understandings of central issues in the broad field of modern language studies. Founded in 1983 as Jurnal Bahasa Moden, JML now aims to report state-of-the-art research and to provide a forum for both established experts and emerging talent. JML encourages interdisciplinary approaches to language research and acts as a reference for all those interested in modern language studies.

Focus and Scope: JML welcomes papers in (but not restricted to) the following areas:

  • Applied Linguistics (preferably beyond language learning and teaching)
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Descriptive Linguistics
  • Discourse Studies
  • Interpreting Studies (Oral Translation Studies)
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Translation and Interpretation

Peer-review Policy: Manuscripts submitted to JML first undergo editorial screening, followed by peer review by at least two anonymous reviewers. Manuscripts will be checked for originality and if plagiarism is detected, the manuscript will not be considered for publication. 

Third-Party Content in Open Access papers
If you are considering to publish your paper with us but it contains material for which you do not have Open Access re-use permissions, please state this clearly by supplying the following credit line alongside the material:
Title of content; author; original publication; year of original publication; by permission of [rights holder].
This image/content is not covered by the terms of the Creative Commons licence of this publication. For permission to reuse, please contact the rights holder.

JML does not impose any publication fee.

Print ISSN: 1675-526X 
Online ISSN: 2462-1986
Publisher: University of Malaya
Publication type: Online


Vol. 33 No. 2 (2023): Journal of Modern Languages

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