This section of Grammars and Sketches of the World's Languages deals specifically with the languages of Africa. The aim of the series is to improve the documentation of hitherto poorly described or undescribed African languages by publishing comprehensive, high-quality grammars. Ideally, these latter will include a basic lexicon and appendix of glossed texts. In addition, grammars or sketches of hitherto undescribed dialects of better-known languages are welcomed. We encourage a unifying typological approach, so that these volumes are accessible and intelligible to the wider linguistic readership. Special preference will be given to descriptions of typologically or genetically interesting languages and studies resulting from language documentation projects. Authors are expected to follow Leipzig glossing rules and IPA conventions. The editor 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 editor will work with authors to ensure high standards. For information on book proposals and publishing with Brill, please see the Resources for Authors pages.
Gerrit J. Dimmendaal holds a Ph.D. in Arts from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and is Professor of African Studies at the University of Cologne, Germany. He has published monographs and articles on African languages belonging to three different phyla, Afroasiatic, Nilo-Saharan, and Niger-Congo.

Gerrit J. Dimmendaal, University of Cologne