Brill's Studies in South and Southwest Asian Languages
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Brill’s Studies in South and Southwest Asian Languages (BSSAL) is a peer-reviewed series that provides a venue for high-quality descriptive and theoretical studies on the languages of South and Southwest Asia, both monograph-length studies as well as multi-authored volumes dealing with particular topics. The series also welcomes contributions on educational aspects of South and Southwest Asian languages, including language textbooks and other educational materials.
In the political sense, South Asia encompasses the seven independent states of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, but linguistically and culturally also includes some adjacent areas to the east and north, notably Tibet. Southwest Asia is understood here as comprising the Iranian language-speaking territory to the west of South Asia, i.e., the states of Afghanistan and Iran and the geocultural transnational region Kurdistan, consisting of parts of Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Syria.
The languages – both ancient and modern – of South and Southwest Asia have played a central role in linguistics from the field’s very beginnings as a modern scientific endeavor, and continue to occupy a central position in discussions in many linguistic sub-disciplines, including the following, among others:
• historical linguistics
• typology and language universals
• areal studies
• heritage languages
• writing systems
The series seeks high-quality, state-of-the-art contributions on all aspects of the languages of this linguistically diverse and fascinating area.
John Peterson, Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany Shobhana Chelliah, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA
Anvita Abbi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India Balthasar Bickel, University of Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland George Cardona, Prof. em., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Carol Genetti, Prof. em., New York University Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE Geoffrey Haig, University of Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany Harold Schiffman, Prof. em., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Udaya Narayana Singh, Visva-Bharati University, Shantiniketan, India
†Gilbert Lazard, CNRS & EPHE - École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, France
The series readership consists of general linguists, indologists and specialists in South West Asian and Iranian studies.