Brill’s Journal of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics is a new peer-reviewed international forum devoted to the descriptive and theoretical study of Afroasiatic languages. The territory of the Afroasiatic family spans a vast area to the South of the Mediterranean, extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the Middle East and reaching deep into the heart of Africa. Some of the Afroasiatic languages have been studied for centuries, while others still remain partially or entirely undocumented.
In the course of the second half of the 20th century, the constantly increasing qualitative and quantitative contribution of Afroasiatic languages to the elaboration of linguistic theory has met with considerable attention from the linguistic community. The Journal seeks top-level contributions in phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, comparative and historical linguistics. Its target audience comprises specialists in Afroasiatic languages and general linguists.The online edition offers the option to include sound and video files as well as other datafiles.
Editors Sabrina Bendjaballah,
CNRS & Université de Nantes, France Nora Boneh,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Lina Choueiri,
The American University of Beirut, Lebanon Edit Doron, ז״ל,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Jean Lowenstamm,
Université de Paris & CNRS, France
Book Review Editor Jean Lowenstamm,
Université de Paris & CNRS, France
Editorial Board Outi Bat-El,
Tel Aviv University, Israel Elabbas Benmamoun,
Duke University, North Carolina, USA Hagit Borer,
Queen Mary University of London, England François Dell,
CNRS & École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France Noam Faust,
Université Paris 8, France Abdelkader Fassi Fehri,
Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco Mara Frascarelli,
Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy Peter Hallman,
Universität Wien, Austria Ali Idrissi,
University of Qatar, Qatar Jacqueline Lecarme,
CNRS & University Paris 7 - Denis Diderot, France Maarten Mous,
Leiden University, Netherlands Jean-François Prunet,
Kuwait University, Kuwait Yael Sharvit,
University of Connecticut, Connectict, USA Ur Shlonsky,
University of Geneva, Switzerland Usama Soltan,
Middlebury College, Vermont, USA
Specialists in Afroasiatic languages and general linguists.
Sabrina Bendjaballah, Ph.D. (1999) in Linguistics, University of Paris 7, is researcher at the Laboratoire de Linguistique de Nantes (CNRS & University of Nantes). She has published on the phonology and morphology of Afroasiatic languages, in particular Berber, Modern South Arabian and Somali.
Lina Choueiri, PhD (2002), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the American University of Beirut. She has published on various topics in the syntax of Arabic varieties.
Edit Doron ז״ל, Ph.D. (1983) in Linguistics, the University of Texas at Austin, is professor of Linguistics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has published on various topics in the interface of semantics, morphology and syntax of Hebrew, Arabic, Aramaic, in particular on the Semitic verbal system, nominal predicates, reference to kinds, resumptive pronouns, ergativity, ellipsis, the semantics of aspect, voice, and the subject-predicate relation.
Jean Lowenstamm, Ph.D. (1979) in Linguistics, University of Massachusetts, is professor of Linguistics at Université de Paris & CNRS. He has published on the phonology and morphology of various Semitic languages.