Advances in Historical Linguistics

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  • Klaus Grübl (Leipzig University, Germany)
  • Judith Huber (LMU Munich, Germany)
  • Simon Pickl (University of Salzburg, Austria)
  • Lea Schäfer (University of Düsseldorf, Germany)
  • Markus Schiegg (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)

Editorial Assistants

  • Daniel Hrbek (Osnabrück University, Germany)
  • Julian Mader (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)

Editorial Board

  • Alexandra Aikhenvald (Central Queensland University, Australia)
  • Ivar Berg (Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim, Norway)
  • Sandra Birzer (University of Bamberg, Germany)
  • Antje Dammel (University of Münster, Germany)
  • Rikker Dockum (Swarthmore College, USA)
  • Hanna Fischer (University of Marburg, Germany)
  • Jasmina Grković-Major (Serbian Academy of Sciences and Art, Serbia)
  • Stefan Hartmann (University of Düsseldorf, Germany)
  • Juan M. Hernández-Campoy (University of Murcia, Spain)
  • Andreas Hölzl (University of Potsdam, Germany)
  • Guillaume Jacques (French National Centre for Scientific Research Paris, France)
  • Laura Linzmeier (University of Regensburg, Germany)
  • Robert Mailhammer (Western Sydney University, Australia)
  • Katherine McDonald (Durham University, UK)
  • Robin Meyer (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Stefaniya Ptashnyk (Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany)
  • Uta Reinöhl (University of Freiburg, Germany)
  • Gijsbert Rutten (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
  • Maria Selig (University of Regensburg, Germany)
  • Rik Vosters (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Esther-Miriam Wagner (Woolf Institute and University of Cambridge, UK)
  • George Walkden (University of Konstanz, Germany)
  • Paul Widmer (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Aims and Scope

Advances in Historical Linguistics (AHL) publishes high-quality monographs and thematic volumes on different languages in the field of historical linguistics. The series is particularly interested in corpus-based research with a strong empirical focus that is at the same time theoretically informed. Studies involving comparative perspectives are very welcome. The volumes comprise in-depth studies of diachronic change and/or synchronic descriptions of earlier stages of languages. The individual studies may be located in classical areas of historical linguistics, such as comparative linguistics, historical grammar, philology, and dialectology, but may also represent more recent approaches such as historical socio- and variationist linguistics, historical pragmatics, language evolution, computational phylogenetics, and diachronic cognitive linguistics. We are also open for commented editions of historical texts. The broad scope and cross-linguistic appeal of the series is reflected by the interdisciplinary profile of our editorial board that welcomes research on lesser-studied languages and periods.


Proposals for monographs should include the title, a detailed table of contents, a description of the overall aims of the book as well as a summary of each chapter (approx. 1500–2000 words in total). Proposals for edited volumes should include the title of the volume, the table of contents and contributors, a general description of the aims of the volume (approx. 800 words), and a 300-word abstract of each article. Proposals for edited volumes should also provide details on the intended review process (see the general LSP proofreading guidelines and indicate which process you would prefer: The proposals will be discussed by the series editors and the editorial board before they invite the submission of the full manuscript. The decision to publish the volume is based on peer review. Monographs are assessed by at least two reviewers. Edited volumes are reviewed according to the LSP proofreading guidelines. Open peer review is encouraged ( As regards the schedule, we follow the workflow suggested by LSP for review, proofreading and typesetting (


English preferred, additional languages on request.


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