EL Publishing is delighted to announce the publication of its 18th volume of Language Documentation and Description, edited by Candide Simard, Sarah M. Dopierala and E. Marie Thaut. LDD 18 contains seven papers (totalling 150 pages) on the phonology, morphology and syntax of the Sylheti language, spoken in Bangladesh, India and diaspora communities in the UK, USA and Middle East. All the papers have been double-blind peer refereed and are available as full open access under a creative commons licence.
The papers in this volume are:
- ‘Editorial introduction’ by Candide Simard, Sarah M. Dopierala & E. Marie Thaut
- ‘Introducing the Sylheti language and its speakers, and the SOAS Sylheti project’ by Candide Simard, Sarah M. Dopierala & E. Marie Thaut
- ‘Does Camden Sylheti have consonant clusters? ‘ by S. Elizabeth Eden
- ‘Mapping of spirantization and de-aspiration in Sylheti: An Optimality Theory analysis’ by Satarupa Sen
- ‘Irrealis? Issues concerning the inflected t-form in Sylheti’ by Jonas Lau
- ‘Additive focus in Sylheti: Description and analysis in a Lexical-Functional Grammar framework’ by Heather Brown
- ‘A cross-linguistic perspective on converb constructions in Sylheti’ by Sarah M. Dopierala
- ‘A descriptive account of agentless constructions in Sylheti: Passive, impersonal, and anticausative’ by E. Marie Thaut, Andriana Koumbarou & Zurab Baratashvili
We are currently working on three forthcoming volumes of LDD, to be published in 2021.