Studies in the History of the Language Sciences
Studies in the History of the Language Sciences (SiHoLS) is a series of peer-reviewed book-length scholarly works in the history of linguistic thought. Although its emphasis is on the Western tradition from antiquity to the modern day, it also includes, and welcomes, studies devoted to non-Western traditions. It comprises monographs, selective, thematically unified volumes, and research bibliographies.
The series is a companion to the journal Historiographia Linguistica.
The series welcomes book proposals, preferably structured along the lines indicated in our Preliminary Guidelines for Book Proposals .
Additionally, for proposals concerning edited volumes of selected papers deriving from scholarly meetings, or devoted to specific topics, the prospective editors are asked to keep the following in mind. The series editors and editorial board of SIHOLS consider the Introductory Chapter to such a volume as a crucial component and a major contribution made by the editor(s) to the volume. Thus prospective editors of such volumes are requested to submit with any proposal an Introductory Chapter covering the following requirements. The editor(s) may exercise some discretion as to selecting the order of fulfilling these requirements.
- Provide a clear statement of the theme of the volume, to be reflected in the choice of volume title.
- Provide a clear statement of the linguistic theoretical background and basis of the volume as a whole, clearly set in the context of the field in general. Critically discuss any theoretical variations evident in the field and their relevance to the theme of the volume.
- Provide a brief account of each paper selected for inclusion in the volume, justify the inclusion of the papers in the volume, and, crucially, indicate appropriate cross-referencing of the papers, and demonstrate how and what in particular way each paper contributes to the unified theme of the volume.
- Ensure that all contributors to the volume have read all the other papers to be included and have included all relevant cross-referencing, pointing out similarities, differences, complementary and contradictory aspects, etc. Editors and paper authors are asked to point out specific and general areas of theoretical and interpretive differences both within the field and across the papers selected for inclusion in the volume.
Ensuring that the highest level of scholarly, intellectual, and academic integrity is maintained and reflected in the proposed volume is considered one of the primary functions of the proposal editor(s). In addition, the editors should take care that all selected contributions have been carefully edited for language and for style.
On the basis of the book proposal, the series editors will determine whether the proposed book fits the aim and scope of the series and is of broad enough scholarly interest. If so, the author(s) of a monograph/editor(s) of an edited volume will be asked to provide the entire manuscript for the purpose of peer review, on the basis of which the series editors will decide whether or not to accept the manuscript for publication in the series. When we enter this reviewing process, we will assume that the proposed publication is not under simultaneous consideration with another publisher, or that Benjamins has a first option should we accept it for publication.
Please consult the Stylesheet for further details about editing and formatting.
Book proposals can be sent directly to the series editors:
Jean-Michel Fortis (fortis.jean-michelneuf.fr)
Otto Zwartjes (otto.zwartjesuniv-paris-diderot.fr)
Klaas Willems (klaas.willemsugent.be)
or to the responsible Benjamins acquisition editor, Anke de Looper (anke.delooperbenjamins.nl).