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.

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.

Associate Editor:
José Andrés Alonso de la Fuente, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland
Aleksandra Jarosz, Nicolas Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland

Editorial Board:
Mark Alves, Montgomery College
Ákos B. Apatóczky, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary
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
Pittayawat Pittayaporn, Chulalongkorn University
Elisabetta Ragagnin, Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Pavel Rykin, Russian Academy of Sciences
Yukinori Takubo, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
John Whitman, Cornell University
Wu Ying-zhe, Inner Mongolia University