Language Dynamics and Change

Language Dynamics and Change (LDC) is an international peer-reviewed journal that covers both new and traditional aspects of the study of language change. Work on all aspects of historical and comparative linguistics and any language or language family is welcomed, as long as it bears on topics that are also of theoretical interest. A particular focus is on new developments in the field arising from the accumulation of extensive databases of linguistic variation and typological distributions, parallel texts, and comparative lexicons, which allow for the application of new types of quantitative approaches to diachronic linguistics. Moreover, the journal will serve as an outlet for increasingly important interdisciplinary work on such topics as the evolution of language, archaeology and linguistics, human genetic and linguistic prehistory, and the computational modeling of language dynamics.

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Editorial Board

General Editors
Søren Wichmann, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Jeff Good, University at Buffalo, NY, USA

Book Review Editor
Robert Mailhammer, University of Western Sydney, Australia

Editorial Board
Peter Bakker, Aarhus University, Denmark
Morten Christiansen, Cornell University, USA
Nick Enfield, MPI Nijmegen / Radboud University, The Netherlands, The University of Sydney, Australia
Ramon Ferrer-i-Cancho, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Andrew Garrett, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Jean-Marie Hombert, University of Lyon / CNRS, France
Patrick McConvell, Australian National University, Australia
Rajend Mesthrie, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Johanna Nichols, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Malcolm Ross, Australian National University, Australia
Mark Stoneking, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
John Whitman, Cornell University, USA

Advisory Board
Bernard Comrie, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany / University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
William Croft, University of New Mexico, USA
April McMahon, Aberystwyth University, UK
Colin Renfrew, University of Cambridge, UK

Readership

Researchers in (historical) linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, human population genetics, and physics.

Biographical Note

Søren Wichmann (Ph.D. 1996, University of Copenhagen) is Assistant Professor at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. His interests are in historical linguistics, typology, and language description. Jeff Good (Ph.D. 2003, University of California, Berkeley) is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo (New York). His research interests include the synchrony, diachrony, and typology of linear relations and comparative Benue-Congo, with a particular focus on Bantoid languages. Robert Mailhammer (Ph.D. 2007, University of Munich) is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at the Western Sydney University. His research focuses on language variation and change, language documentation as well as typology.