From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: New Editor for Typological Studies in Language
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John Benjamins Publishing is pleased to announce that Spike Gildea of the
University of Oregon has agreed to succeed Michael Noonan as the General
Editor of Typological Studies in Language.
Mickey served as General Editor of TSL from 1995 until his sudden death
last month. Under his editorship, TSL published 55 volumes (from 32 to 87
in the series). He was very active as an editor, serving as co-editor of
the Journal Studies in Language, co-editor of the series Studies in
Language Companion Series, and as founding editor of the journal Himalayan
Linguistics. We will really miss him, both as a colleague and as a friend.
Spike Gildea served as Assistant Editor of TSL from 1995-2009. He
specializes in descriptive and historical linguistics of South America,
especially the Cariban family; his primary interests in typology are
alignment systems, voice, and functional motivations for the diachronic
origins of frequent typological patterns. In addition to being Assistant
Editor under Mickey, he has published in several TSL volumes, edited TSL
volume 43, and is co-editing another TSL volume due out next year.
Because of the suddenness of Mickey’s death, we do not have complete
records of his correspondence regarding ideas or possible submissions for
future TSL volumes. If you were in touch with him regarding a possible TSL
volume, please contact Spike Gildea to be sure we are aware of your interest.
Linguistic Field(s): Typology
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