About IJAL Texts Online

The IJAL Texts Online series is dedicated to presenting individual analyzed texts from the indigenous languages of the Americas in digitized, world-accessible form. Published on an occasional basis, the series consists of interlinearized short- to medium-length texts paired with audio recordings and short commentary, as well as brief notes on the language itself. All contributions are peer-reviewed.


Proposals for submission of texts can be submitted to the Editorial office and should include a short abstract of the text, a indication of its length (number of lines), and a list of supplemental materials (maps, grammatical notes, etc.). There is no restriction as to subject matter, and texts from a variety of genres including myths, legends, rituals, and personal narratives are welcome. Preference will be given to texts for which recordings with time-aligned transcripts can be provided, although texts for which only transcriptions are available will be considered. Where appropriate, contributors will be required to demonstrate that appropriate permissions for the publication of these materials have been obtained. Please contact the Editorial office for details.

Materials for review will be submitted through the Editorial Manager system as PDFs of the transcripts and other written materials. Copies of sound files and other media may be requested before final acceptance.

Format for final submission

Texts are presented in four- or five-line interlinear format following IJAL style. For final production and publication, contributors will be required to provide suitably-formatted ELAN (.eaf) files following IJAL specifications. Please consult with the Editorial office for information regarding materials in other formats or for help with technical issues.