This section of Grammars and Sketches of the World's Languages deals specifically with the languages of mainland and insular South East Asia, and is open to all language families of the area: Austroasiatic, Hmong-Mien, Tai-Kadai, Tibeto-Burman, Austronesian and Andamanese. Contributions can come from a range of sources, including: dissertations, field notes, and reworkings of extant studies. Ideally they will include a basic lexicon and appendix of glossed texts. For print volumes we prefer at least 200 printed book pages, these can include multiple short sketches forming coherent volumes. Shorter works as stand-alone publications can be presented as e-editions. Media files (images, audio, video) can be included in e-editions or as links in print volumes (subject to copyright considerations).
We encourage a unifying typological approach, so that these volumes are both accessible to typologists coming from different theoretical backgrounds and intelligible to the wider linguistic readership. Authors are expected to follow Leipzig glossing rules and IPA conventions. The editors may specify the TOC structure and the list of abbreviations; these will be discussed with authors at the book proposal stage.
This is a peer-reviewed series; the editors will work with authors to ensure high standards. We seek to build a diverse and highly qualified Advisory Board; interested scholars should contact the editors. For information on book proposals and publishing with Brill, please see the Resources for Authors pages.
Paul Sidwell, Ph.D. (1999, University of Melbourne) is an ARC Future Fellow at the Australian National University, Canberra. His research focusses on the history and classification of Austroasiatic languages and implications for social history of SEAsia. He authored Classifying the Austroasiatic Languages (2009).
Mathias Jenny, Ph.D. (2005) University of Zurich, is senior researcher at that university. His research focuses on language history, typology, and contact in Southeast Asia. He has published numerous journal articles on the languages of Myanmar and Thailand, as well as the monograph The Verb System of Mon (2005).
Paul Sidwell, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Mathias Jenny, University of Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland
Mark Donohue, Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages, Salem, Oregon, USA
Arthur Holmer, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Joe Pittayaporn, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Antonia Soriente, University of Naples "L'Orientale", Naples, Italy