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Language Science Press publishes high quality, peer-reviewed open-access books in the field of linguistics. All publications are free for both authors and readers. The books are published under a CC-BY license by default.

The press features ten book series (check them out on the left), and more will be coming soon. The first book is published and three more are in production and will be released in June.

General Editors are Stefan Müller (FU Berlin) and Martin Haspelmath (MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology).

Language Science Press is supported by an Advisory Board:

  • Artemis Alex­i­adou (Uni­ver­sität Stuttgart)
  • James P. Blevins (Uni­ver­si­ty of Cam­bridge)
  • Balthasar Bick­el (Uni­ver­sität Zürich)
  • Geert Booij (Lei­den Uni­ver­si­ty)
  • Miri­am Butt (Uni­ver­si­tät Kon­stanz)
  • Ewa Dąbrows­ka (Northum­bria Uni­ver­si­ty, New­cas­tle)
  • Ar­nulf Dep­per­mann (In­sti­tut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim)
  • Nomi Erteschik-Shir (Ben Gu­ri­on Uni­ver­si­ty of the Negev)
  • Mar­tine Grice (Uni­ver­si­tät zu Köln)
  • Mut­su­mi Imai (Keio Uni­ver­si­ty at Shonan-Fu­ji­sawa)
  • Laura Kallmey­er (Uni­ver­si­tät Düssel­dorf)
  • Man­fred Krif­ka (Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­sität zu Berlin and Zen­trum für All­ge­meine Sprach­wis­senschaft, ZAS)
  • Mary Es­ther Kropp Dakubu (Uni­ver­si­ty of Ghana)
  • Aditi Lahiri (University of Oxford)
  • Stephen Levinson (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen)
  • Anke Lüdel­ing (Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­sität zu Berlin)
  • Det­mar Meur­ers (Eber­hard-Karls-Uni­ver­sität Tübin­gen)
  • Sam Mchom­bo (Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley)
  • Rachel Nordlinger (Uni­ver­si­ty of Mel­bourne)
  • Jairo Nunes (University São Paulo)
  • Steven Pinker (Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty)
  • Friede­mann Pul­vermüller (Freie Uni­ver­sität Berlin)
  • Stu­art Shieber (Har­vard Uni­ver­si­ty)
  • Di­eter Stein (Uni­ver­sität Düssel­dorf)

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In the Spotlight

  • Adjective Attribution

    Forthcoming: Adjective attribution
    Forthcoming: Adjective attribution
    Michael Rießler (Author)

    This book is the first typological study of adjective attribution marking. Its focus lies on Northern Eurasia, although it covers many more languages and presents an ontology of morphosyntactic categories relevant to noun phrase structure in general. Beside treating synchronic data, the study contributes to historical linguistics by reconstructing the origin of new types specifically in the language contact area between the Indo-European and Uralic families.

  • A typology of marked-S languages

    A typology of marked-S languages
    A typology of marked-S languages
    Corinna Handschuh (Author)

    A typological study of the rare Marked-S language type which overtly marks the single argument of intransitive verbs (S) while one of the arguments of transitive verbs (either A or P) is left zero-coded. The formal (overt versus zero-coding) as well as functional aspects (range of uses of individual case forms) of the phenomenon are treated. The book covers languages from the Afro-Asiatic and Nilo-Saharan languages of Africa and of the North America Pacific Northwest and Pacific regions.

  • Prosodic detail in Neapolitan Italian

    Forthcoming: Prosodic detail in Neapolitan Italian
    Forthcoming: Prosodic detail in Neapolitan Italian
    Francesco Cangemi (Author)

    Recent findings on phonetic detail have been taken as supporting exemplar-based approaches to prosody. Trough four experiments on both production and perception of both melodic and temporal detail in Neapolitan Italian, we show that prosodic detail is not incompatible with abstractionist approaches either. Specifically, we suggest that the exploration of prosodic detail leads to a refined understanding of the relationships between the richly specified and continuous varying phonetic information on one side, and coarse phonologically structured contrasts on the other, thus offering insights on how pragmatic information is conveyed by prosody.

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