Languages of Asia

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.

Biographical Note

Alexander Vovin (1961), Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, is a Directeur d’études of Japanese and North-East Asian historical linguistics in this graduate university. 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).

Editorial Board

Bjarke Frellesvig, University of Oxford
Ross King, University of British Columbia
Mehmet Ölmez, Istanbul University
Toshiki Osada, Institute of Nature and Humanity, Kyoto
Claus Schönig, Freie Universität Berlin
Marek Stachowski, Jagellonian University, Kraków
Yukinori Takubo, Kyoto University
John Whitman, Cornell University
Pittawayat Pittayaporn, Chulalongkorn University
Mark Alves, Montgomery College
Pavel Rykin, Russian Academy of Sciences
Guillaume Jacques, Centre de recherches linguistiques sur l'Asie orientale
Juha Janhunen, University of Helsinki
Anna Bugaeva, Tokyo University of Science/National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Marc Miyake, British Museum
Wu Ying-zhe, Inner Mongolia University