Alexander Vovin, Directeur d'études en linguistique du Japon et de l'Asie du Nord-Est, EHESS/CRLAO, Paris, has published extensively on Japanese, Ainu, Korean and Tungusic, as well as other languages of East and Inner Asia. Among his major works are
A Reconstruction of Proto-Ainu (Brill, 1993),
A Reference Grammar of Classical Japanese Prose (RoutledgeCurzon, 2003) and
Nihongo Keitoron no Genzai/Perspectives on the Origins of the Japanese Language (co-edited with Osada Toshiki, the International Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, 2003),
A Descriptive and Comparative Grammar of Western Old Japanese, parts 1 and 2 (Global Oriental 2005 and 2009), and
KOREO-JAPONICA: A Re-evaluation of a Common Genetic Origin (University of Hawaii Press, 2010).
All those interested in Ancient Japanese Literature, Japanese poetry, History of the Japanese language, Ancient Japan, and students of Old Japanese.