New Series - Call for Manuscripts: South and Southwest Asian Languages

John Peterson jpeterso at UNI-OSNABRUECK.DE
Wed Jan 7 10:30:20 UTC 2009

Announcing a new series - Call for Manuscripts

Brill’s Studies in South and Southwest Asian Languages

Series Editors:
John Peterson, University of Osnabrück / University of Leipzig
Anju Saxena, Uppsala University

Editorial Board:
Anvita Abbi, Jawaharlal Nehru University
George Cardona, University of Pennsylvania
Carol Genetti, University of California, Santa Barbara
Geoffrey Haig, University of Kiel
Gilbert Lazard, CNRS & École pratique des Hautes Études
Michael Noonan, University of Wisconsin
Harold Schiffman, University of Pennsylvania
Udaya Narayana Singh, Central Institute of Indian Languages
Brill’s Studies in South and Southwest Asian Languages

ISSN 1877-4083

Brill’s Studies in South and Southwest Asian Languages (BSSAL) is a new
peer-reviewed series that provides a venue for high-quality
monograph-length descriptive and theoretical studies on the languages of
South and Southwest Asia. In the political sense, South Asia encompasses
the seven independent states Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives,
Nepal, Pakistan and Sri
Lanka, but linguistically and culturally it also includes some adjacent
areas to the east and north, notably Tibet. Southwest Asia is understood
here as comprising the Iranian language speaking territory to the west of
South Asia, i.e., the states of Afghanistan and Iran and the geocultural
transnational region Kurdistan, consisting of parts of Turkey, Iraq, Iran
and Syria.

The languages - ancient and modern - of South and Southwest Asia have
played a central role in linguistics from the field’s very beginnings as a
modern scientific endeavor, and continue to occupy a central position in
discussions in many linguistic subdisciplines, such as phonology,
morphology, syntax, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, typology,
writing systems, and
areal studies, to name just a few. The series seeks high-quality,
state-of-the-art contributions on all aspects of the languages of this
linguistically diverse and fascinating area. It will be of interest to
general linguists, indologists, and specialists in Iranian studies.

For more information about this series, please visit

For enquiries or to submit a manuscript proposal, please contact:
Series Contact Editors:

John Peterson
FB 7, Univesrität Osnabrück
Neuer Graben 41
D-49069 Osnabrück
John.Peterson at

Anju Saxena
Department of Linguistics and Philology
Uppsala University
Box 635
SE-751 26 Uppsala
Anju.Saxena at

Editor Language & Linguistics:
Liesbeth Kanis
P.O. Box 9000
2300 PA Leiden
The Netherlands
kanis at

John Peterson
FB 7, Sprachwissenschaft
Universität Osnabrück
Neuer Graben 41
D-49069 Osnabrück

Telephone: (+49) (0)541-969 4252
Telefax: (+49) (0)541-969 4256

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