From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: New Co-editor for Benjamins Book Series
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New Co-editor for Studies in Language Companion Series (SLCS)
John Benjamins Publishing is pleased to announce that Elly van Gelderen
(Arizona State University) has agreed to succeed Michael Noonan as
co-editor of SLCS.
SLCS provides a forum for the discussion of issues in contemporary
linguistics from discourse-pragmatic, functional, and typological
perspectives. Areas of central concern are: discourse grammar; syntactic,
morphological and semantic universals; pragmatics; grammaticalization and
grammaticalization theory; and the description of problems in individual
languages from a discourse-pragmatic, functional, and typological perspective.
Elly van Gelderen is a syntactician, interested in language change. Her
preference is directed towards language typology in the following concrete
sense: describing languages with a keen eye on universals or at least
She is currently writing a book on the linguistic cycle where she shows how
syntactic changes that occur over and over in different languages provide
insight in the language faculty. They point towards Economy Principles that
help a child acquire a language and analyze it in a different way from
She is the author of six books, fifty or so articles/chapters, and has
taught at ASU since 1995. She has degrees from Utrecht University and
McGill and is the co-editor of Linguistics Today (John Benjamins). She is
also on the board of Diachronica, The Journal of Germanic Linguistics, The
LINGUIST List Advisory Board, and the South West Journal of Linguistics.
Elly van Gelderen (ellyvangelderenasu.edu) will co-edit SLCS with Werner
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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