Mouton, OUP, Lincom

Martin Haspelmath haspelmath at EVA.MPG.DE
Fri Nov 11 16:53:32 UTC 2011

Yes, the two big university presses are often cheaper than others, but 
they don't normally publish grammars of small languages.

The two grammars mentioned by Peter are exceptional cases, something 
like a special favour to Bob and Sasha (and their students).

More recently, Bob Dixon has been forced to collaborate with Lincom (see 
the OGFAUS series:


On 11/11/2011 17:40, TRUDGILL Peter wrote:
> Let us not forget the British Publisher Oxford University Press. 
> Calculations show:
> Dixon: Grammar of Jarawara (OUP) 732 pages £39.99 = 0.052p per page = 
> c. EUR0.06 per page
> Aikhenvald: Grammar of Manambu (OUP) 732 pages £39.99 = 0.052p per 
> page = c. EUR0.06 per page
> I suggest potential authors try them. And they have made offers on 
> particular books to ALT before, and are likely to do so again.
> Peter

Martin Haspelmath (haspelmath at
Max-Planck-Institut fuer evolutionaere Anthropologie, Deutscher Platz 6	
D-04103 Leipzig
Tel. (MPI) +49-341-3550 307, (priv.) +49-341-980 1616

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