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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics

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The Cambridge Occasional Papers in Linguistics (COPiL) is an online journal of working papers organised by graduate students from the section of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (TAL).

We publish working papers by students, researchers and university staff related to any area of linguistics. COPiL is an ideal forum for disseminating and receiving feedback for pre-print work. It is expected that authors will ultimately submit their work to a peer-reviewed journal or other similar publication. Papers published in COPiL are available for download here.

COPiL also hosts proceedings of workshops and conferences associated with TAL (Volume 8). An archive of handouts from talks can be found on the TAL Talks Archive page.

Our latest volume is available for download: Volume 15 (May 2023)

Information about our most recent call for papers (2024) and submission and formatting guidelines may be found here. Submissions are currently closed.  

For information about our LaTeX crash course, please see our events page.

For any other queries, please contact the editorial team at