Foundedin June 2002, Nankai Linguistics is acombination of the Studyon Chinese Language and Cultures ponsored by the College of Chinese Language and Culture, and On Language Studies,Translation of Language Studies sponsored by the School of Literature of Nankai University. In 2005,Nankai Linguistics was included in the linguistics journals of the Commercial Press and was alternatively published and distributed bythe Commercial Press, edited by the College of Chinese Language and Culture and the School of Literature of Nankai University, sponsored by the Language Research Institute of Nankai University. In 2007,with the approval of the Ministry of Education, 528 journals from CSSCI, 152 journals from the CSSCI extended edition (680 in total)and 86 collected papers from CSSCI were identified. Nankai Linguistics has becomeone of the five linguistics journals selected.
Nankai Linguistics aims tobuild a bridge for academic exchanges, establish a channel for communication, promoting the exchange of various branches of linguistics (Chinese Philology, Chinese Minority Linguistics, Foreign Linguistics, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics), advancing the academic exchanges between linguistics of Nankai University and the peers at home and abroad, making linguistic research keep pace with the times, and achieving new brilliant results in the new century.
Nankai Linguistics advocatesan innovative and realistic style of study, attaches importance to the innovation of theories and methods, and strives to pay equal attention to basic research and applied research. It is hoped that the papers published should not only have a broad vision and be forward-looking, but also be down-to-earth and concrete. In terms of research content, studies can be conducted on language ontology,language teaching and cross-cultural communication to solve the practical problems of Chinese and other languages in teaching and research. Nankai Linguistics sets the columns including Chinese Philology, Chinese Minority Linguistics, Foreign Linguistics, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.