[Tibeto-burman-linguistics] Himalayan Linguistics 19.1 is Released

Kristine Hildebrandt khildeb at siue.edu
Tue Aug 25 15:35:13 UTC 2020

Dear Colleagues and Friends:
We are pleased to release 19.1 of *Himalayan Linguistics*!
This is a large issue of *HL*, containing first of all a special, dedicated
issue (a section of 19.1) on 'Aspects of Brokpa Grammar,' co-edited by
Pascal Gerber and Selin Grollmann. This special issue contains ten
contributions, including an introductory overview and a very useful
appendix containing texts, a glossary and inventory of verb stems, and
audio file appendices. They are listed here:
1. Pascal Gerber and Selin Grollmann: Introduction to ‘Aspects of Brokpa
2. Damian Funk: A Preliminary phonology of Brokpa
3. Sara Rüfenacht and Sereina Waldis: Diachronic and areal aspects of
Brokpa phonology
4. Corinne Mittaz: A short overview of the word classes in Brokpa
5. Damian Funk, Sara Rüfenacht, Corinne Mittaz, Sereina Waldis: The Brokpa
lexicon: Notes on selected semantic fields
6. Sara Rüfenacht: Brokpa nominal morphology
7. Corinne Mittaz: Verbal categories in Brokpa
8. Damian Funk: Copulas in Brokpa
9. Sereina Waldis: Nominalization in Brokpa
10. Tshering Leki, Damian Funk, Pascal Gerber, Selin Grollmann, Corinne
Mittaz, Sara Rüfenacht, and Sereina Waldis: Brokpa texts, glossary and verb
stems: Appendices to ‘Aspects of Brokpa Grammar’
In addition, we have four papers independently submitted and peer-reviewed
for publication, including contributions on Old Tibetan verb morphology and
semantics, negation in Bumthang, directional encoding in Qiangic languages,
and another, independent, account of Brokpa segmental and suprasegmental
phonology. These papers are listed here:
1. Joanna Bialek: Old Tibetan verb morphology and semantics: An attempt at
a reconstruction
2. Naomi Peck, Thomas Wyatt, Mark Donohue: The asymmetrical categories of
negation in Bumthang and what they suggest about language history
3. Satoko Shirai: A geolinguistic study on directional prefixes in Qiangic
languages: Focusing on “upward,” “downward,” and related motions
4. Pema Wangdi: Segmental and suprasegmental features of Brokpa
In this remarkable year, we've had to overcome a number of challenges in
the production of this large and varied issue. I want to thank the
co-editors of the special section and thank all contributors to the larger
19.1 issue for working with us through unexpected delays and other
complications. I'm very pleased with the product. I also want to extend my
sincere gratitude to *HL* copy-editor You-Jing Lin and to her assistants
Jingyao Zheng and Qi Chen (Peking University) for their help with
formatting, copy-editing, and proofs preparation. I'm thankful also to the
peer reviewers, whose comments helped strengthen the contributions.
In other exciting news, in October of this year we will launch the first of
the *Languages and Peoples of the Eastern Himalayan Region (LPEHR)* series,
which subsumes *North East Indian Linguistics*, and will publish papers
specifically related to languages of North East India, including papers
presented at the North East Indian Linguistics Society (NEILS) Conferences.
This will be a third, independently produced series of issues produced
within the *HL* venue, resulting in three issues per year. Two of these
(July and December) will be part of *HL*, and one (October) will be part of
*LPEHR*. Questions about *LPEHR* can be directed to Stephen Morey, LaTrobe
University: s.morey at latrobe.edu.au.
As always, *Himalayan Linguistics* remains a free, open-access and
peer-reviewed venue for publishing work on languages of the greater
Himalayan region, including original research and grammatical descriptions,
and text/lexical/grammatical corpora and materials. We are also able to
house supplementary files attached to these publications, such as images,
and audio-video materials, as long as permissions by creators or community
members have been secured. If you are interested in having your submitted
work peer reviewed, please start the process by creating an account here:
Happy reading, and we are already looking forward to the release of 19.2 in
December 2020!
Kristine Hildebrandt

('Thanks' in Manange)

*Kristine A. Hildebrandt*
*Professor, Department of English Language & Literature
*Co-Founder, Co-Director The IRIS Center <https://iris.siue.edu/> at SIUE*
*President, Endangered Language Fund

*Executive Committee Member, Association for Linguistic Typology
*Editor, Himalayan Linguistics

*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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