Dialectology is both an old and a new discipline inside the study of linguistic variation. Because of its polymorphism and interdisciplinarity, it can be approached from a variety of perspectives, and the many scholars engaged in its study have applied a wide range of methodologies. “Dialectologia”, has four main aims:

  1. to provide dialectologists from all over the world with a forum for the exchange of ideas and methods,
  2. to create links between dialectology and more or less related disciplines,
  3. to study language variation from different points of view,
  4. to bring dialectology up-to-date by incorporating new techniques and modern theoretical approaches.

The journal presents contributions from authors from different universities and specialist areas, which provide new data on dialectal studies. The information will complement the articles of other publications on this subject, such as the excellent Dialectologia et Geolinguistica and the proceedings of congresses devoted entirely to dialectology and its methods (the Methods in Dialectology conferences, and the Congresses of Dialectologists and Geolinguists).

The editors hope that this new platform for the analysis of dialects will encourage scholars to submit their studies and will contribute to establishing the discipline as an important and modern area of research.

Finally, we would like to thank the Vice-Rectorate of Language Policy at the University of Barcelona and the UB’s Publication Service for their interest and support.

Maria-Pilar Perea & Gotzon Aurrekoetxea



-The aim of the open access journal DIALECTOLOGIA is to join the experiences of researchers working in different fields of Dialectology (linguistic variation, geolinguistics, methodology, synchronic and diachronic dialectal data, new technologies, social dialectology, etc.).
-It is a double-blind external peer-reviewed journal, published twice yearly, that complies with the norms of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT).