In 1970 SECOL began publishing The Southern Linguist, a four-page newsletter. The Southern Linguist was edited by Sarita Schotta until 1975 when Reza Ordoubadian of Middle Tennessee State University assumed the editorship. In spring of 1976 the name was changed to the SECOL Bulletin. The first peer- reviewed, scholarly article, “The Structure of Linguistic Thought,” by Robert Rodman, appeared in 1977, Volume I. The first issue of The SECOL Review appeared in 1982. In 2000, the journal became the Southern Journal of Linguistics (SJL). SJL will be listed in Blackwells’ Linguistics Abstracts, an electronic and print abstracting journal that provides access to abstracts form nearly 400 linguistics journals published since 1985.

Individuals can purchase back issues of the journal for $10 each. The cost is $20 for libraries.

SECOL members are asked to contribute to upcoming issues of SJL in the areas listed below:

  • Articles on topics of general interests to SECOL members
    • Members’ recently published books for which a review is desired
    • Reviews of recently read books of interest to the SECOL membership
    • Requests for books to be reviewed
  • Referees for manuscripts
  • Suggestions for special interest issues

Reviewers are needed for

  • None currently.

If you are interested in reviewing any of the book(s) listed, contact Felice Coles

Click on the link to check submission guidelines PDF

To enquire about institutional subscriptions and to submit manuscripts contact

  • Professor Felice Coles, Managing Editor
  • Southern Journal of Linguistics
  • Department of Modern Languages
  • Bondurant Hall C-115
  • University of Mississippi
  • P.O. Box 1848
  • University, MS 38677-1848


Beginning with October 2006, the SECOL newsletter will be issued* 3 times a year, in October, January, and May.

*SECOL has not published a newsletter since 2010. The most up-to-date information about the organization can be found here at this website or on Facebook (simply search “SECOL”).