Languages of Asia publishes monographs and other books based on original research and dealing with the languages of Asia as well on the languages of adjacent regions that originated in Asia, but are currently found elsewhere, such as, for example Western Turkic languages. The series focuses on descriptive and historical linguistics as well as on typology, with a special emphasis on descriptions of poorly known or inadequately and/or insufficiently described languages of the past and present, as well as in the works that significantly advance our knowledge about proto-languages in the area. Works published in the area of historical-comparative linguistics strictly adhere to the traditional Comparative Method. The series will potentially include dictionaries, glossaries, manuals, and other learning tools.
The series published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.
Alexander Vovin is a Directeur d’études of Japanese and North-East Asian historical linguistics at the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales. He has published many monographs and articles on Japanese, Korean, Ainu, Tungusic, Mongolic, and Turkic, including his multivolume edition and translation of the Man’yōshū (2009-) and
A Descriptive and Comparative Grammar of Western Old Japanese (GO/Brill, 2005-2009).
José Andrés Alonso de la Fuente, Ph.D. (2012), University of the Basque Country, has published monographs, translations and many articles on the historical and comparative linguistics of various language familes from Northeast Asia, including Tense, Voice and Aktionsart in
Tungusic: Another Case of »Analysis to Synthesis«? (Harrassowitz, 2001).
Aleksandra Jarosz, Ph.D. (2016), Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. She has published papers on diachronic Ryukyuan/Japonic linguistics, especially South Ryukyuan, as well as descriptive papers on Miyako-Ryukyuan. She is also engaged in transcribing, editing and commentary to Nikolay Nevskiy's Miyako-Ryukyuan fieldwork notes from 1920s.
Alexander Vovin, EHESS/CRLAO, Paris, France.
José Andrés Alonso de la Fuente, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland
Aleksandra Jarosz, Nicolas Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland
Montgomery College Gilles Authier,
EPHE - École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris Anna Bugaeva,
Tokyo University of Science/National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics Bjarke Frellesvig,
University of Oxford Guillaume Jacques,
Centre de recherches linguistiques sur l'Asie orientale Juha Janhunen,
University of Helsinki Henryk Jankowski,
University of Adam Mickiewicz, Poznań Ross King,
University of British Columbia Marc Miyake,
British Museum Mehmet Ölmez,
Istanbul University Toshiki Osada,
Institute of Nature and Humanity, Kyoto Pittawayat Pittayaporn,
Chulalongkorn University Elisabetta Ragagnin,
Freie Universität Berlin Pavel Rykin,
Russian Academy of Sciences Yukinori Takubo,
Kyoto University John Whitman,
Cornell University Wu Ying-zhe,
Inner Mongolia University