[Lingtyp] ALT Election for LT Associate Editors

Kristine Hildebrandt khildeb at siue.edu
Mon Jan 22 20:36:57 UTC 2018

Dear ALT members:

We have an election for the editorial board membership for *Linguistic
Typology*. There are two spaces and there are two candidates, both of whom
have been suggested and approved ahead of time by deGruyter and by the EC.

First, we'd like to thank Larry Hyman and Bill Croft, who are rotating off
of the board for their valuable service to LT including staying on for an
extra year to assist with the editorial transition.

Here are the candidates' names with brief bio sketches:

*Dan Dediu* uses a variety of methods, mostly quantitative, from several
scientific fields to understand the origins and evolution of language and
linguistic diversity. He has argued that population genetics might affect
the distribution of tone languages, that anatomical variation in vocal
tract structures affects the distribution of cross-linguistic phonetic and
phonological variation, and he has used phylogenetic methods and
statistical analyses of large databases to explore the stability of
typological features. Dediu is EURIAS Fellow with the Collegium de Lyon,
France, and has honorary affiliations as Senior Investigator with the Max
Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and as Research Fellow with the
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour in Nijmegen, The
Netherlands. He is Executive Editor of the Journal of Language Evolution
(Oxford University Press). More information can be found at
https://bitsaying.wordpress.com/ and http://www.mpi.nl/people/dediu-dan.

*Jean-Christophe Verstraete* has worked in linguistic typology and in
language documentation. His typological work has focused on topics like
case marking, pronoun systems, mood & modality and complex sentences. His
descriptive work, ranging from phonology to discourse structure, has
focused on Paman languages of Cape York Peninsula (Australia), specifically
Middle Paman (Umpithamu, Yintyingka) and Lamalamic languages (Lamalama,
Umbuygamu, Rimanggudinhma). Jean-Christophe is a professor of linguistics
at the University of Leuven in Belgium, and has an honorary affiliation
with Australian National University. He is currently a co-editor of the
series Empirical Approaches to Language Typology (de Gruyter Mouton).
Between 2007 and 2015 he was ALT’s secretary-treasurer. More information
can be found athttps://perswww.kuleuven.be/~u0005010/jcv/index.html.

Please send an email to this address to vote: altelections2018 at gmail.com

Please use wording like this for your choice:

"I vote to support these two candidates"
 "I vote to support X" (if you support only one of the two)
"I do not support either"

We'll tally the votes in a week, *so please vote by 11.59pm Central U.S.
time on Monday January 29.*

('Thanks' in Manange)

*Kristine A. Hildebrandt*
*Associate Professor, Department of English Language & Literature

*Secretary, Association for Linguistic Typology
*Editor, Himalayan Linguistics
Check out our Manang Languages <https://mananglanguages.isg.siue.edu/> project
*Southern Illinois University Edwardsville*

*Box 1431Edwardsville, IL 62026 U.S.A.618-650-3991 (department voicemail)*

*khildeb at siue.edu <khildeb at siue.edu>http://www.siue.edu/~khildeb
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