16 Titles

Studies in Diversity Linguistics

Chief Editor

  • Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena )

Consulting Editors

  • Fernando Zúñiga (University of Berne)
  • Peter Arkadiev (Institute of Slavic Studies RAS, Moscow)
  • Ruth Singer (University of Melbourne)
  • Pilar Valenzuela (Chapman University, California)

Editorial Board

  • Gregory D.S. Anderson (Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages, Oregon)
  • Isabelle Bril (CNRS-LACITO, Paris)
  • Sonia Cristofaro (University of Pavia)
  • Rik De Busser (National Chenchi University, Taiwan)
  • Mark Dingemanse (MPI Nijmegen)
  • Matthew S. Dryer (University at Buffalo)
  • Ekkehard König (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm (Stockholm University)
  • Stephen Matthews (University of Hong Kong)
  • Matti Miestamo (Stockholm University)
  • Andrey Shluinsky (Institute of Linguistics RAS, Moscow)
  • Aaron Sonnenschein (California State University, Los Angeles)
  • Siri Tuttle (University of Alaska, Fairbanks)
  • Martine Vanhove (CNRS-LLACAN, Paris)
  • Honore Watanabe (ILCAA, Tokyo)

Aims and Scope

This book series will publish book-length studies on individual less-widely studied languages (especially, but not only reference grammars), as well as works in broadly comparative typological linguistics that takes into account the world-wide diversity of human languages. Work on individual languages and broadly comparative work is of a different nature, but this book series sees the two as closely related: Comparative studies need in-depth work on individual languages from around the world to build on, and descriptive work is done best in a comparative perspective.

 

Procedure for publishing an edited volume

In the SiDL series, quality control for edited volumes is largely delegated to the volume editors. They organize the reviewing and revising and decide on the selection of papers. The series editor's task is to select the best proposals and to oversee the reviewing. The process consists of the following 5 stages.

  1. Submission of proposal
    The volume editor submits a proposal (a single PDF document) to the series editor, consisting of a table of contents, a prose description of the volume content in a few pages, and abstracts of each chapter. Affiliations of all authors should be included.

    The proposal is discussed among the Consulting Editors of the series, and the series editor takes a decision. If it is positive, the volume editor can initiate the next stages.This stage takes about two weeks.
  2. Reviewing and revising
    Each paper of the volume needs to be read and commented on by at least two readers (one of whom may be the volume editor). Reviewing need not be anonymous, and it need not be external, i.e. reviewers of volume contributions can be the other contributors. This process must be documented, so that the series editor knows that it did take place. Decisions on which revisions are mandatory, and on which papers are eventually included, are taken by the volume editor.
  3. Submission of revised version
    The volume editor submits the revised version to the series editor, along with documentation of the reviewing and revising process (first and revised versions of each paper, plus at least two reviews of each paper; these may be reviews consisting mainly of margin comments). The series editor makes no quality judgment at this stage, but merely controls whether the reviewing and revising process went according to the rules. If the submitted version diverges substantially from the original proposal, e.g. by including several new chapters or by removing several of the original chapters, a new approval is required.
  4. Typesetting
    The volume editor makes sure that the volume is typeset in LaTeX according to the Language Science Press requirements, with some limited assistance from the LangSci office.
  5. Proofreading
    After the typeset version has been approved by the series editor, the LangSci office approaches the volunteer proofreaders, so that each chapter is proofread by two people. The volume editor is asked to help with this process by finding at least one volunteer per chapter, e.g. among volume contributors or student assistants. The proofreading stage takes about six weeks.
  6. Publication
    After the proofreading comments have been taken into account, the final version is published.

ISSN

Studies in Diversity Linguistics has the ISSN 2363-5568.

Contact

sidl@langsci-press.org

All Books

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Walter Bisang, Andrej Malchukov (Volume Editor)
March 13, 2017
Cover for A grammar of Papuan Malay A grammar of Papuan Malay
Angela Kluge (Author)
March 10, 2017
Cover for A grammar of Rapa Nui A grammar of Rapa Nui
Paulus Kieviet (Author)
December 12, 2016
Cover for A grammar of Yauyos Quechua A grammar of Yauyos Quechua
Aviva Shimelman (Author)
December 12, 2016
Cover for  Adjective attribution Adjective attribution
Michael Rießler (Author)
December 12, 2016
Cover for  Advances in the study of Siouan languages and linguistics Advances in the study of Siouan languages and linguistics
Catherine Rudin, Bryan James Gordon (Volume Editor)
December 12, 2016
Cover for The Alor-Pantar languages: History and typology The Alor-Pantar languages: History and typology
Marian Klamer (Volume Editor)
December 12, 2016
Cover for A grammar of Palula A grammar of Palula
Henrik Liljegren (Author)
December 12, 2016
Cover for A grammar of Mauwake A grammar of Mauwake
Liisa Berghäll (Author)
December 12, 2016
Cover for A grammar of Yakkha A grammar of Yakkha
Diana Schackow (Author)
December 12, 2016
Cover for A grammar of Pite Saami A grammar of Pite Saami
Joshua Wilbur (Author)
December 12, 2016