Endangered and Lesser-Studied Languages and Dialects

The single most important imperative of contemporary linguistics is to document, describe, and analyze endangered languages and other lesser-known languages and dialects. This open access, peer-reviewed series publishes titles on poorly studied languages and dialects around the world, and especially welcomes contributions on languages of Japan and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region. Single and multi-authored monographs discussing a single language or multiple languages are welcome, as well as thematic collections of contributions by various scholars. Authors not affiliated with NINJAL or UHM are encouraged to apply for open access funding with their own institutions or with relevant private or governmental funding organizations. Information about open access publishing with Brill may be found here.

Interested scholars may contact the Acquisition Editor at Brill, Dr Uri Tadmor. Please direct all other correspondence to Associate Editor Elisa Perotti.
Yukinori TAKUBO (Doctor of Lit. at Kyoto University, 2006) is the Director-General of the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics. He is also a professor emeritus of Kyoto University, Japan. His research interests include generative syntax, pragmatics, discourse management theory, formal semantics, and the description and documentation of Ryukyuan languages. He has (co-)authored and (co-)edited numerous books, book series, special issues of journals, including the Handbook of Japanese Semantics and Pragmatics, Nihongo Bunpou ("Basic Grammar of Japanese"), and the Journal of Semantics. He has also been editor-in-chief of Gengo Kenkyu, and the former President of the Linguistic Society of Japan.

Haruo KUBOZONO (Ph.D. 1988 in Linguistics, University of Edinburgh) is professor and Deputy Director-General at the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics. His current work focuses on word and sentence prosody in Japanese dialects. He recently edited The Phonetics and Phonology of Geminate Consonants (Oxford University Press, 2017) and Tonal Change and Neutralization (De Gruyter Mouton, 2018).

Shin FUKUDA (Ph.D. 2009 in Linguistics, University of California, San Diego) is Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. His research interests include theoretical and experimental syntax, lexical semantics, syntax-semantics interface phenomena and their acquisition, and East and South East Asian languages.
Series Editors:
Yukinori TAKUBO, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Tokyo, Japan
Haruo KUBOZONO, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Tokyo, Japan
Shin FUKUDA, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Mānoa, Hawaii, USA

Editorial Board:
Edith Aldridge, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Peter Austin, Prof. em., SOAS, University of London, London, UK
Andrea Berez-Kroeker, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Mānoa, Hawaii, USA
Izumi Hoshi, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan
Shoichi Iwasaki, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
Ritsuko Kikusawa, Minpaku - National Museum of Ethnology, Suita, Japan
Izumi Konishi, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Randy LaPolla, Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai Campus, Zhuhai, China
Wayne Lawrence, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Naonori Nagaya, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Thomas Pellard, CNRS, Paris, France
Julia Sallabank, SOAS, University of London, London, UK
Hannah Sarvasy, Western Sydney University, Greater Western Sydney, Australia
Masayoshi Shibatani, Prof. em., Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA & Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
Michinori Shimoji, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Editorial Assistants:
Shirley Gabber, Department of Linguistics, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Mānoa, Hawaii, USA
Laura Griffin, Department of Linguistics, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Mānoa, Hawaii, USA
Sebastian Ohara-Saft, Department of Linguistics, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Mānoa, Hawaii, USA
Liv Peralta, Department of Linguistics, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Mānoa, Hawaii, USA
Annika Topelian, Department of Linguistics, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Mānoa, Hawaii, USA
Rui Yamawaki, Department of Linguistics, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, Mānoa, Hawaii, USA